Grainger Market is one of Newcastle’s finest markets and a popular attraction for both tourists and locals. The beautiful, glass-roofed market is open 6 days a week until 5.30 pm and you can find everything from fresh fish & vegetables to unique gifts & crafts. A visit to Grainger Market should be on your list of things to do in Newcastle and best of all its less than 5-minutes walk from our serviced apartment accommodation in the heart of the city. Book a trip to Newcastle and enjoy a spot of retail therapy in Grainger Market, no matter the weather.
History of Grainger Market
The market was designed by architect John Dobson and was officially opened in October 1835. The market was named after Richard Grainger who was responsible for the redevelopment of 19th century Newcastle and included a market as one of the key additions. The market was originally designed to have two sections – a meat market divided into long aisles, and a vegetable market designed as a large, open-plan hall. the original 1835 timber of the Grainger Arcade was damaged by fire and was replaced by the bright and airy glass roof we love today soon after. The Grainger Market is now a Grade I Listed Market and is one of the city’s prized attractions.
Eat At Grainger Market
If you’re wondering where to go for a bite to eat in Newcastle, Grainger Market has a wealth of dining options. Pick up a slice of freshly baked pizza or a slice of delicious homemade cake, whatever you’re in the mood for. Browse the many stalls and pick up a gift for yourself or a loved one while munching on some exotic cuisine like Greek street food, Chinese dumplings and buns or American fried chicken. A favourite among locals and visitors is the wonderful Curious Teas shop where you can pick up some loose leaves from the most far-flung parts of the world to sample at home. At Christmas, you’ll find plenty of festive food stalls and entertainment.
Shopping at Grainger Market
Shopping at Grainger Market is an experience. Step away from the bright lights and brand names on the high street. Instead, browse all sorts of weird and wonderful shops and stalls for something unique. You’ll find everything here from vintage clothes and ornaments to handmade toys and home décor. It’s the perfect place to shop for a truly one of a kind gift or souvenir from your time in Newcastle. You’ll find all sorts of local businesses too, everything from cobblers, florists, and jewellers to haberdasheries, artisan bakeries, high-quality butchers and greengrocers. One of the most notable shops in our beloved market in Newcastle was the Marks and Spencer’s Penny Bazaar which opened in 1895. The shop is still open today and is the last surviving example of the Penny Bazaar shops which inspired the Marks and Spencer’s chain of stores. It’s now the smallest Marks & Spencer store in the world!
Fresh Food at Grainger Market
The best part about booking a stay in PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments in Newcastle is the
additional facilities, which includes a fully equipped open plan kitchen. Visit Grainger Market and pick up the freshest meat, dairy, fruit and vegetables and cook a meal that you’ll never forget in the comfort of your suites. Take home produce from local growers and traders and impress your friends with a Newcastle dish they’ll love. Favourites among locals include French Oven, an independent artisan bakery selling fresh, locally produced breads, scones and pasties and Pet Lamb Patisserie, whose fantastic homemade cakes satisfy even the sweetest tooth.
Special Offers at PREMIER SUITES Newcastle
Grainger Market is more than a place to grab a bite to eat. It’s become a central hub for socialising with events throughout the year. Book a serviced apartment in Newcastle at PREMIER SUITES to be in the heart of the action. When you book directly with us, you’re guaranteed rates that are £5 cheaper than anywhere else. You will also enjoy a welcome gift of complimentary wine and our highspeed Wi-Fi is free of charge for guests. Discover the city’s hidden gems or hop on a bus and take a day trip to the countryside or coast. Book our Making Memories package and enjoy a late check out at 12pm and a welcome gift with local goodies.
We look forward to welcoming you to PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments in Newcastle.