What area in Newcastle has the best amenities? | Choosing student accommodation in Newcastle

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After accepting a placement at one of the Newcastle universities, students should then start to look for suitable accommodation. There are certain factors to consider when choosing student accommodation, including the location, what is included in the price, the functionality of the space, and what is in the area. Local amenities, such as supermarkets, places of interest, and university resources may be necessary for day-to-day life as a student.

This guide will look at the most popular student areas in Newcastle and compare their local amenities.

What are the local amenities in Newcastle city centre?

As with most cities, Newcastle city centre is the heart of the city; suggesting there are plenty of amenities close and within walking distance. The area includes the popular St James Park and Chinatown.

The distance from Newcastle city centre to the train station and different universities are below:

  • Newcastle University: 11-minute walk

  • Northumbria University: 4-minute walk

  • Newcastle Central Station: 13-minute walk

Newcastle train station also is connected to the Central Station for Metro trains; consisting of an overground and underground system and covering the areas of Gateshead, Tyneside, Sunderland and Newcastle International Airport.


For student accommodation in Newcastle city centre, there are several supermarkets within walking distance. These include Tesco Express, a Sainsbury’s Local, and Price Watch Supermarket.

Other popular shopping areas in Newcastle city centre include Eldon Square Shopping Centre and Grainger Market.

Intu eldon square shopping centre in newcastlePlaces of interest

Other than shopping, the city centre is close to nearby attractions. This includes the Theatre Royal, Laing Art Gallery, and Newcastle Castle, which offer discounted tickets for students.

Find out more about the best things to do in Newcastle here.

The city centre also has Tyneside Cinema, which is the region’s leading independent cinema and has been open for almost 100 years. Tyneside provides a varied film programme, including international, cult classics, and themed seasons.

Mansion Tyne, our Newcastle student accommodation, has its own cinema room that is perfect for socialising with flatmates. You can screen their favourite films or watch the latest sporting events.

Arrange a viewing at Mansion Tyne here for more information.

Does Jesmond have good amenities?

Jesmond is a more upscale suburb area of Newcastle that is outside the city centre. Although the rent tends to be higher than other Newcastle student accommodations, Jesmond is popular with students due to its quieter location; ideal for mature or postgraduate students.

The distance from Jesmond to the train station and different universities are below:

  • University of Newcastle: 25-minute walk

  • Northumbria University: 26-minute walk

  • Newcastle Central Station: 39-minute walk

There are two Metro stations, Jesmond and West Jesmond, which make travelling to Newcastle universities and Central Station much simpler.


Jesmond has a Tesco Express and Little Waitrose in the centre; a selection of corner shops and convenience stores; and a farmer’s market located in the Jesmond Dene Park.

Jesmond dene river in newcastleFind out more about the most popular student areas in Newcastle here.

What amenities does Newcastle Quayside have?

Known for its array of restaurant, pub and bar venues, Newcastle Quayside is the area that surrounds the River Tyne. The once-commercial dock has been transformed into a popular nightlife hotspot for Newcastle students, and is also home to the iconic Gateshead Millennium Bridge and Tyne Bridge.

Scenic shot of tyne bridge from the street of newcastleThe distance from Newcastle Quayside to the train station and different universities are below:

  • University of Newcastle: 25-minute walk

  • Northumbria University: 17-minute walk

  • Newcastle Central Station: 18-minute walk

Find out more about the best bars and nightclubs in Newcastle here.


Around the riverside area, there is a Tesco Express that is a couple of minutes away. There is also a Tesco Extra that is next to the Trinity Square Shopping Centre, which includes a PureGym, Wetherspoon, and popular restaurants; next to the Gateshead Metro station.

Quayside also has its own Sunday market which offers a weekly bazaar, with water views and various street food, confectionary, and textile vendors.

Places of interest

The River Tyne is surrounded by popular tourist attractions such as the music venues Sage Gateshead, and Riverside Newcastle. Find out more about the best things to do in Newcastle here.

Just outside the Quayside area, Mansion Tyne is perfectly located between the riverside and Newcastle city centre. Our Newcastle student accommodation offers a variety of rooms, including ensuites, studios, and 1-bed apartments.

Browse through the different room types at our Newcastle student accommodation here.

How Mansion Student can help

Since 2007, Mansion Student has acquired, developed and maintained modern student accommodations throughout some of the most popular student cities in the United Kingdom. We prioritise your welfare during your stay, and will help you through every stage of the booking and tenancy period. Browse through our different student accommodation locations below:

If you are interested in staying at any of our student accommodations, arrange a viewing here to ensure you are completely happy with the property before booking.

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Contact Mansion Student today for more information about booking accommodation, or call us at 0800 652 7844

Frequently asked questions

What amenities does Mansion Tyne student accommodation have?

In Mansion Tyne student accommodation, you have at your disposal communal social areas, bike storage, a laundry room, and purpose-built kitchens with the necessary appliances. There is also on-site maintenance and 24-hour security for further assistance.

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What room types are available to book at Newcastle student accommodation?

There are different accommodation options available in Newcastle, including University halls of residence, and privately rented accommodation. Our private accommodation in Newcastle has various room types such as classic, premium and deluxe ensuites and studios.

Browse through the room types available at Mansion Tyne here.

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