Visit the Biscuit Factory
What better way to immerse in the local culture than by admiring the art” When in the neighborhood, make sure to drop by the Biscuit Factory, a contemporary museum just outside of Heaton. It is one of the largest art, craft and design galleries in the United Kingdom. Set in a Victorian-era warehouse, the art here contrasts with the location, making the display of work even more appealing. The gallery hosts around four exhibitions every year, featuring a few hundred individual pieces each time.
Grab a cup of tea at Teasy Does It
When in England, do as the English do! Join the locals for a midday cup of tea and wide assortment of snacks at Teasy Does It. With quite of a variety of loose-leaf teas and cakes, there’s plenty of options at this small, satisfying joint. And aside from the refined tea options, patrons can expect a cool and quirky interior that’s at once colorful and relaxing, mixing one part Mad Hatter’s with one part modern cafe-eatery.
Teasy Does It, 150 Heaton Park Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, +44 191 276 1312
Enjoy nature at Jesmond Dene Park
Sometimes a break from the city is pleasant, especially when it’s right around the corner! Jesmond Dene Park is a wildlife corridor that leads right into the center of Newcastle and is not far away from the heart of Heaton. Here, visitors can go for a casual jog or walk their dogs while admiring the tranquil atmosphere all around. The wooded strip that stretches for more than three kilometers beside the River Ouseburn is home to a wide assortment of birds and animals, while the waterfall here really is the piece de resistance!
Read a book at Seven Stories
If you’ve got little ones or want to unleash your own inner child, Seven Stories is the perfect place to do so! It is the national center for children’s books and is unlike most typical book stores. Here, the staff encourage creative thought and originality. For that reason, they accept anything from first scribbles to complete manuscripts. Seven stories retrieved its name when its owners occupied a seven-storey Victorian warehouse. The owners had heard concerns for the future of children’s literature, so decided to give back to the community by creating a shelter for all these wonderful tales and narratives.
Party the night away at World Headquarters
Unleash your inner groove at the World Headquarters. With a curious name, World Headquarters is redefining the millennial concept of the club and taking it back to old school. In the name of improving the community, the club is an underground, word-of-mouth, hidden treasure. All week, the club hosts a wide assortment of events, encouraging everyone to attend. The main goal here is to create an environment where everyone can coexist and have fun together!