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The Bigg Market
The Bigg Market gets its name from a type of coarse barley, known as Bigg barley, that was widely sold from the stalls in the middle ages when it was the site of a thriving marketplace that formed an important part of the Great North Road.
Nearby St Nicholas’ Cathedral is worth a visit and is over 900 years old. It contains many references to the city’s history and the people who contributed to it.
Newcastle’s Bigg Market is more recently famous for being packed full of pubs, clubs and bars, as well as a range of affordable restaurants and take aways.
Looking for bars and clubs in the Bigg Market? Try our handy guide.
The Bigg Market sometimes gets a bad name for it’s rough and readiness but it can often be overhyped. A traditional drinking area for many years it may be in need of a little TLC but is still great for a night out. You won’t find pretentious, modern or trendy bars here but it has some great cheap places to party and is still popular with students.
Flares bar is a firm favourite with students for a cheesy night. A fun bar it definitely does not take itself too seriously, with retro vibe plus 70s-style wallpaper, booth seating and dance floor hung with glitter balls.
Looking for places to eat in the Bigg Market? Try our handy guide.