One of the biggest cities in the UK, Newcastle is a fantastic choice for a short break away. Whether you’re looking for great shopping, a vibrant nightlife, history and culture or attractions galore, you’ll find it here. And after your megabus journey from London, you’ll feel relaxed, refreshed and raring to go.
Shopaholics may want to begin their trip with a spot of retail therapy. Head to one of the main shopping areas in Newcastle such as Northumberland Street or Eldon Square Shopping Centre. Alternatively, nearby Gateshead is home to one of the largest indoor shopping centres in Europe.
Science enthusiasts may like to take a trip to the Discovery Museum on Westgate Road in Blandford Square. Here you can enjoy hands-on experiences and see the 100ft long Turbinia which was the world’s first steam turbine powered ship.
Just as much fun can be had at the Life Science Centre on Westmorland Road. You can get involved with all sorts here, from a ‘Cell Wars’ game to the ‘Big Brain’ sound and light show. This attraction is definitely worth a visit.
The Angel of the North is Newcastle’s iconic artwork and is visited by over 150,000 visitors a year. Make sure you’re one of these as it’s a truly remarkable sight with its huge wingspan of over 65 feet and towering height of 175 feet. Spend a day basking in its shadow in the surrounding green parkland.
Night owls won’t be disappointed by Newcastle. Its legendary nightlife offers something for every taste with a huge selection of bars, pubs, clubs and venues.
Get your London to Newcastle tickets today simply by visiting megabus.com or picking up the phone. Benefits include a 20kg luggage allowance, air conditioned coaches and free Wi-Fi where possible.