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Jesmond has a reputation for being Newcastle’s most fashionable district.

Located just a few miles outside of the city centre, Jesmond is a stylish suburb which is home to a lively bar scene, excellent restaurants as well as a range of boutique shops and quaint cafes. Jesmond is also a very leafy suburb with plenty of space to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

The thriving neighbourhood is easily accessed via excellent metro links from both the city centre, airport and the coast, which means that you can just hop on or off at any of the three stations in Jesmond area (Jesmond, West Jesmond and Ilford Road) to visit what's on offer or, if you're staying in one of Jesmond's great boutique hotels, use the metro to explore the rest of the region.

Jesmond Dene is a central feature which runs through the heart of Jesmond and is known for its tranquil natural beauty; a popular route for Sunday runners, coffee catch ups and ideal for family days out to meet the furry locals at Pet’s Corner. The Dene also affords urban walkers a breath of countryside fresh air as they meander through the densely tree-lined paths and alongside the river from a spectacular waterfall at one end and into Heaton Park at the other. Unpack your picnics in Jesmond Dene during the summer months or treat yourself to local street food all-year-round from the Jesmond Food Market which occurs twice a month along Armstrong Bridge, overlooking the Dene.

Nestled at the heart of the Dene is Jesmond Dene House, a luxurious restaurant and independent hotel which emerges fairytale-like from the woodland. Once a magnificent home to industrial pioneer Lord Armstrong, Jesmond Dene House is now famed for its indulgent overnight stays and refined afternoon teas.

During the day, potter around the boutique shops and independent retailers along Acorn Road, Brentwood Avenue and Clayton Road. Shopping in Jesmond will take you from luxury home accessories and unique art at The Aviary to high-end high street brands like fashion and lifestyle favourite, Oliver Bonas. Something Good is an independent refill store which stocks ethical and sustainable household products and groceries while bargain hunters can delve into the Fern Avenue Antiques Centre or explore the unique silverware in specialist Antique shop AC Silver.

Settle down for a cuppa and slice of cake on Brentwood Avenue, which is a short but perfectly formed street packed with trendy cafes like Arlo Bistro and Cake Stories as well as a selection of boutique shops. Start the day with a hearty brunch at dog-friendly Caffe 1901 or grab a hot pastry-to-go along Clayton Road from Batch Bakery and Cafe and head to nearby Exhibition Park for a walk or to discover what’s on offer in yet another expansive urban park.

Those who enjoy a good night out should definitely experience the buzzing atmosphere of Jesmond nightlife. Osborne Road is a lively stretch which plays host to some of Newcastle's best bars and restaurants. There is everything from Pan-Asian cuisine at uber-trendy Sohe, downright dirty burgers from independent franchise Fat Hippo and fine-dining at the bright and breezy Branches on Osborne Road. 

Top Indian restaurant including Dabbawal Jesmond and The Valley Junction can also be found in Jesmond for all fans of spicy dining! We know there are big groups of you looking for fun in Newcastle so why not try Rio Steakhouse – the ideal location for catch-ups and gatherings amongst you hearty meat-eaters!

Check out the rather unusually named but no-less stylish Zarabanda Bing Bing cocktail bar  and nearby Holy Hobo with its popular outdoor Beach Box outdoor area, which regularly host live music and provide a top menu of innovative cocktails. Both are within walking distance of Newcastle city centre, so you can continue your night out on the toon with ease.

There are plenty of things to do in Jesmond, and it is a great place to stay when visiting Newcastle thanks to its excellent travel links and myriad of accommodation options available. Choose from modern glamour at Cairn Hotel in the midst of the action, contemporary and comfortable Holiday Inn Newcastle with its 4-star luxury or convenient self-catering apartments at 91 Aparthotel on Jesmond Road.

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