LGBTQIA+ guide to Newcastle
Packed with bars, bistros, and late-night clubs, Newcastle is home to a booming LGBTQIA+ scene. Hit up Newcastle’s bustling ‘Pink Triangle’ for vibrant places to grab a drink and get down on the dance floor, while the city centre is a hotspot for foodie finds and cultural experiences.
Explore our LGBTQIA+ Newcastle city guide for the lowdown on the best neighbourhoods, hotels and events in the city.
A date for the diary
22 – 23 July 2023
Hosted by the LGBTQIA+ community, Northern Pride invites community members to come together to celebrate the rich diversity Newcastle and the North East offers. It’s about sharing ideas, learning from one another, changing perceptions, promoting health and wellbeing, celebrating diversity, raising awareness – and having lots of fun.
Get to know Newcastle
Whether you’re in the mood to sip a pint at a local pub or hear live tunes at a late-night club, Newcastle boasts one of the most thriving gay scenes in the UK. The liveliest gay bars are located between the Central Station and the Metro Radio Arena, in an area known locally as the Pink Triangle or The Gay Village.
Out and about
Crown Plaza Newcastle, Stephenson Quarter
A hotspot location, just moments away from Newcastle rail station, the Crown Plaza is a popular place to rest your head during a bust city break. There’s an onsite bar and 251 luxury rooms to choose from.
Hilton Newcastle Gateshead
Spend your time at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead looking over the Tyne Bridge and River Tyne. Located next to the vibrant Quayside, it’s a short distance from bustling city nightlife, restaurants and Sage Gateshead, a cultural centre with live music and artistic performances.
County Hotel Newcastle
A centrepiece of the city since 1874, County Hotel Newcastle is located directly opposite Newcastle train station, close to the city centre. A prime spot for shopping, stay here for grand Victorian interiors across a mixture of rooms and suites.
Newcastle is in England, three hours north of London by train. Flying? Newcastle International Airport offers numerous routes from all across North America, and is located five miles from the city centre.