Quayside Sunday Market
Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Quayside Sunday Market Newcastle upon Tyne Reviews
Quayside Sunday Market Oct 07, 2012
Had noticed a sign about the market over the previous days ( turned out to be a notice for cyclists to dismount on a Sunday going along the Quayside), but hadn't thought about going until my wife noticed it from the hotel.
Market is on every Sunday from 9-30am until 4pm and was much bigger than I expected. Ran from just about the Millenium Bridge all the way along the Quayside to beyond the Tyne Bridge. Most of the way along it had stalls on both sides of the walkway.
Stalls can be rented from the council for 12 week periods, or folk can turn up on the day and get a pitch from the Market Inspectors, so it must change about from week to week.
There was a big variety on offer from the stalls. Plenty of fast food stalls, but plenty more with art work, wood carvings, ornaments and household goods. A lot as well with old fashioned/home produce confectionery, baking and jam as well as a butcher.
Some of them were just souvenirs and kids toys, but it was all very mixed and made it interesting to walk along, as you never knew what you would find next.
Easy enough to get to walking from the city centre, or if your feeling rough (or just lazy)the Q2 Quaylink bus service from Central Station will take you there.
Was nice to spend a bit of time in, helped by the wether that morning, but could give you something to do if you're up early on a Sunday, or have an early checkout from your hotel and time to kill.
Part of the Geordie Shores - Newcastle Oct 2012 travel blog
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