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Fabulous Fresher fun in NE1

Term time! The buzziest time of the year has rolled back around and we're welcoming another class of students to NE1!


Check out our guide for the most exciting events, awesome activities and exclusive club nights as the Toon comes alive for a new semester!


Clubbing in NE1




Start your week with a bang at Digital Mondays! A renowned soirée, Digital is one of the finest clubbing destinations in Toon. With four rooms of the finest dance floor hits, £1 Entry and £1 selected drinks, make sure you head here with your pals for an unforgettable night!



Cosmic Ballroom

A hidden getaway in the centre of town, dance the night away at Cosmic Ballroom! With regular appearances from some of the world's most talented DJs and producers, Cosmic Ballroom has become one of the Toon's most popular clubs! 






Renowned for incredible club nights and amazing events, check out WHQ this Freshers! Best known for rare Funk, Hip Hop, Soul, RnB and Reggae tunes, WHQ is a perfect hotspot to dance the night away! Keep your eyes peeled for amazing events and music nights this semester!



House of Smith 

Boasting a ballroom grand enough to make Gatsby proud, dance the night away at House of Smith this Freshers. With cool cocktails and classy flutes of champagne available, make sure you visit this glamorous hotspot for a night out that you won't forget!




Fun after dark

Lane 7



Kick your Freshers off in style with an evening of ten pin bowling! Get your game face on with Lane7’s amazing bowling offers! With plenty of fun, food and fabulous deals to be enjoyed, this is certain to be right up your alley! 



Hatchet Harry's Axe Throwing 

Release term-time stress with Hatchet Harry’s Axe Throwing! Teaching you all about the Canadian back yard pastime, take aim and practice your throwing, try out trick shots or set up an exciting tournament between friends. Axcellent!



Mr Mulligans Space Golf



Space explorers! Dust down your moon boots and tee off with Mr. Mulligans Space Golf! With Student Night Wednesday swinging into action, enjoy two games for £5 and free wings or nachos with any main meal. With beer pong, Twister and other games available during the night, make sure you don’t miss out!



EXIT Newcastle

With three immersive themed rooms ready to be deciphered, gather your friends and get set for a fun-filled, adrenaline- fuelled 60 minutes! 



Fabulous foodie eats




A fantastic hub for entertainment, culture and foodie fun! A vibrant urban village brimming with local independent eateries and bars, tuck into a wide range of mouthwatering cuisines at STACK this Freshers!



The Gate

With an incredible range of high-street restaurants such as TGI Fridays, Nando's and Pizza Hut, get your munch on with delicious treats before that big night out! A perfect spot to grab a bite to eat this September!



Grey's Quarter, intu Eldon Square 



Head over to Eldon Square for some incredible Toon delights! A perfect place to rest those legs after a shopping spree, Eldon Square is a great spot to dine out with 31 different eateries to choose from! With amazing cocktails on offer at The Alchemist, gorgeous Thai food available at Chaophraya and fantastic fajitas waiting at Chiquito, make sure you check out Eldon Square this semester!




Take a culinary trip to the Far East with NE1's amazing Chinatown distrcit! Explore exquisite oriental cuisines at fantastic restaurants such as Landmark and Amaysia Restaurant. Kick back and sample the finest dumplings, sip on gorgeous green tea and enjoy delicious dishes this term!







Head to the spectacular Food Hall and one of NE1's finest shopping destinations to check out Fenwick this Freshers! Why not browse through an incredible range of beauty products from the likes of Charlotte Tilbury and Tom Ford? With the latest collections from Mulberry, Ralph Lauren and Kurt Geiger on offer, take that student loan to the limit this term!




Situated at the top of Northumberland Street and boasting an impressive four floors of great deals, get prepped for term time with Primark! Offering stylish homeware items that will liven up your living space, Primark is a great place to shop for a killer outfit or to kit out that new flat!



High Bridge 



Fan of independent retailers? Wander down High Bridge and browse bespoke collections from some of the finest stores in NE1. Browse specialist Japanese denim at Union Clothing or visit boutique eyewear emporium OP & TOM.

opandtom.co.uk, unionclothing.co.uk


Don't miss intu Eldon Square's Student Shopping Night on 1 October, 4pm - 9pm! intu.co.uk


Fitness fanatics

PureGym Newcastle St James

Looking for a great value gym in Newcastle? Head over to PureGym Newcastle St James and feel the burn with over 220 pieces of the latest kit! Open 24/7 and perfect to help blow uni stress away, why not try one of the 50 free fitness classes each week!






With a new £300,000 investment, feel the burn with Bodyzone this academic year! With 250 pieces of state-of-the-art equipment, Bodyzone boasts an open and spacious workout area filled with an incredible selection of machines! Students can enjoy a monthly membership of £15.99 with full access to gym, classes, and saunas! 



The Gym

Open around the clock and completely contract-free, burpee to your heart's content at The Gym. With an incredibly spacious workout area and an abundance of the latest equipment to enjoy, make sure you visit The Gym this September!



Culture connoisseurs




Situated on the banks of the River Tyne, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is the UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institution. Displaying exclusive exhibitions and offering public learning programmes, BALTIC has become one of the Toon’s most visited spots! Make sure you check it out during Freshers!



The Lit & Phil

Having opened in 1825, The Lit & Phil has become one of NE1’s finest culture spots! An independent library situated just a stone's throw away from Central Station, The Lit & Phil houses over 170,000 books and is the largest independent library outside London. A fabulous spot to perfect that pesky essay, make sure you check this NE1 gem out!



Tyneside Cinema 



Built in 1937 and located in the heart of NE1, the Tyneside Cinema is one of the UK’s leading cinema venues! Showing a mix of independent pictures and the latest blockbuster titles, don’t miss their popular all-night screenings showing cult classics! An all-inclusive, much-loved cultural venue, make sure you take advantage of Young Tyneside membership! Offering films at a reduced price and discount on food and drink, this is an offer you can’t miss out on!



Late-night supermarkets 

If you're a night owl, NE1 has you covered this term with late-night supermarkets!



7:00AM - 11:00PM

91-97 Northumberland St, NE1 7AG



Tesco Express

6:00AM - 12:00AM

27 Percy Street, NE1 4PW



HiYoU Supermarket

11:00am - 9:00PM

108 Newgate Street, NE1 5RQ




Are you a student getting to know NE1? We'd love to see you Instagram pics, your tweets and your Facebook posts when you're out and about in the Toon with friends.