LUXE LOCAL: JESMOND

City living… Jesmond is in walking distance from Newcastle city centre
Jesmond

PROPERTIES >>

As luxey as they come. Cool apartments in stately buildings, charming terraces which appeal to families… especially those properties close to Jesmond Dene. Huge Edwardian houses are packed with character. This is where you’ll find some of the most expensive properties in the North-East – but a fair few student flats mixed in. We’re talking urban mix… students and stockbrokers rubbing shoulders at the deli… of which there are plenty.

CONNECTED >>

Walking distance to Newcastle city centre – or plan your jogging circuit around Jesmond Dene or the Town Moor. Some cycle routes into town as well. There are two Metro stops which will see you heading to the city in minutes and to the coast in about half an hour. Road routes from the city centre can be stop-start stressy at rush hour. Newcastle airport is a 15 -minute drive or a few Metro stops.

SHOP >>

Ooh. The world is your oyster. Some of the best independent shops in the region. The place to find really luxey designer treats. Pleasant moochy shopping areas with distinctive characteristics.

Acorn Road is home to Jules B for bespoke tailoring for the guys and big name womenswear. Try Boilerhouse for cool hair styling and must-buy shoes and bags at Daniel and loads of luxey accessories at Me Me Me.

There’s a great fish shop, Taylors and the ever-popular Central Bean is a handy place to rest the parcels over a flat white.

Clayton Road is home to one-off stores and delis. Willis is the place to start the day with a pastry then pop to Secret Garden for a flower fix. Chaps can get the ultimate barbershop experience at Carrs in Clayton Park Square.

Cross the Metro line and find Brentwood Avenue – home to Stewart & Co deli – very smart and yummy-mummy friendly. A brilliant butchery counter too. Wooly Blue the place for the perfect gift.

STROLL >>

Jesmond Dene – an oasis in the city. Fine walks, characterful woodland and a general sense of calm.

Head for Armstrong Bridge at weekends for the craft market or follow the river as it winds towards Ouseburn and ultimately the Tyne.

Town Moor is a vast space for all kind of activities – grab a kite, your bike or just walking shoes and see the city from a different perspective.

EAT AND DRINK>>

Coffee heaven, deli-heaven, lunching-lady paradise and weekend party paradise. It has it all. Osborne Road for those who like it wild, loud and bit show-offy.

Louis restaurant a definite ‘it’ spot. Cherry Tree restaurant a stylish gourmet dining spot with good food and atmosphere – both in Osborne Road, the main Jesmond through road.

Daniela’s deli in Cavendish Road is a delight – unpretentious but posh nosh. The ultimate olives, wines… foccacia.

Italian restaurants abound – Cafe Zonzo in nearby Sandyford is a cool, modern take on Italian with menus projected on the walls. Fabulous chicken liver papardelle.

If you’ve got the posh frock on then Jesmond Dene House is the ultimate destination. Good value set-menu lunches keep it busy in the day or for a blow-out, chef Pierre Rigothier’s three-rosette menus offer some of the best food in the city at the moment, inventive and seasonal. At the Brentwood Avenue end of things find Franco’s, a welcoming Italian, and Bruges cafe.

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