With May right around the corner, it’s time to dig out your sunglasses, hang up your winter coat, and plan the perfect bank holiday.
This year, there are three bank holidays in May (yeah, we’re buzzing about that too!), but in this post, we’ll be filling you in on what’s going on in the ‘toon over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend — from Friday 28th-1st May. Whether you’re looking for a bottomless brunch or want to spend the weekend doing something a bit more wholesome, there’ll be something on our list to suit you.
So, no plans? No problem. Check out our list to find out the best ways to spend your bank hol’ in Newcastle.
At Newcastle Apartments we are firm believers that some good grub can elevate any bank holiday. Agree with us? Then look no further — Newcastle is bursting with dishes you can really get your teeth into. Here are our top picks if you’re looking to chow down this Early May Bank Holiday.
Want to brunch at one of Newcastle’s best kept secrets? Then head down to WC Newcastle in the centre of the historic Bigg Market. What was once an 1800s water closet has been transformed into a hotspot for great cocktails, great music, and great vibes.
Not sold yet? On the last Sunday of every month, WC Newcastle hold a Tipsy Tea Party complete with luxury sweet treats, delicious signature cocktails, and bottomless fizz, and you guessed it, this month’s falls right on the Early May Bank Holiday. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your mates, book your spot, and enjoy!
In Newcastle, we take pizza seriously, and this battle of the bases is not for the faint-hearted. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a pizza connoisseur, Wylam Brewery are offering the chance to try the best pizza the ‘toon has to offer and nominate your winner. Oh, and the best part? There’s a Star Wars theme.
Vegan and vegetarian options are all available, dogs are welcome, and fancy dress is encouraged. See you there Jedis, and may the sauce be with you.
You can find out more about Slice Wars on the event’s Facebook page here.
If you wanna broaden your horizons and try something new this Bank Holiday weekend, then Hawkers Market at By The River Brew Co is the place for you. With a huge selection of ‘toon favourites like Dot Bagels, Parmorama, and Fire & Dough, you’re bound to find something that tickles your fancy.
Thirsty? Try the freshly-brewed beer or hand-crafted cocktails — and thank us later.
Find out more about Hawkers Market here.
Maybe you don’t want to indulge too much this Bank Holiday, and we don’t blame you — with three in one month, we probably should pace ourselves too. Never fear, though, because Newcastle is full of things to do that are easier on the wallet, and give you a chance to get to know the ‘toon a little better. What’s not to love?
There’s nothing like playing tourist for the day to make you appreciate the beauty of your city. In fact, it’s one of our favourite ways to spend a weekend. And luckily, Newcastle is full of iconic locations and historic sites to visit.
Why not spend a day at the city’s namesake, Newcastle Castle, and immerse yourself in the Medieval history of Old Newcastle with a castle tour? Or take a stroll along the Tyne Bridge? (Bonus points if you spot City Co-Living Newcastle, we’re pretty hard to miss!) With a city as steeped in history as Newcastle, spending a day getting lost in the ‘toon and soaking it all in can be just as fun as a bougee meal out.
What better time than a long weekend to take in a bit of culture? With The Laing Art Gallery, The Biscuit Factory, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, The Life Science Centre, and The Discovery Museum all close to the city centre, you’re pretty much spoilt for choice. If you want our recommendation, though, we’d say to catch Hinterlands and Jala Wahid’s Conflagration exhibits at Baltic before they finish on the 30th of April.
How are you planning to spend your bank holiday? Let us know over on our socials @ncapartments_.