Newcastle United Match Day Guide

Newcastle United guide to match day and the best post-match experience


So you’re going to St. James Park to watch the game, whether it’s for ‘The Toon‘ or to support your visiting team on the road you need to know the best places to go! 

Check out our Nights Out In Newcastle guide to the area, pre-match and post-match entertainment, food and drink, activities and more!  


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Where to Drink?

So where to go for drinks?  Check out our handy bar guide here.  Jam packed full of the very best bars, clubs and pubs in Newcastle.

We have tried and tested the best bars in ‘Toon‘ so you don’t have to!  It’s a tough job but someone had to do it!

You can also search for bars showing live sport here if you have not managed to get yourself a ticket yet!  You can keep up to date with everything going on in Newcastle by subscribing to our blog, following us on Facebook and checking us out on Twitter.  Remember to use our hashtag #NightsOutInNewcastle to share your nights out, photos and banter.




So you’re looking for a great night out in Newcastle but don’t know where to start?  

Pick one of our barcrawls in Newcastle now, you’re guaranteed the best night of your life.  


We have various choices available, with guided barcrawls in Newcastle and self guided barcrawls, drinking games, free drinks, great value exclusive drink offers and hilarious costumed crawls.


Where to Eat?

So where to go for food?  Check out our handy guide here.  Jam packed full of the very best pub grub, quick light bites, contemporary cuisine and hottest curries in Newcastle.



Looking for something to do before the match or on your spare day up in Newcastle?  We have some amazing activities to keep you busy before and after the match.  If you are looking for something to do in the daytime check out our list here.  We have some great football themed things to do, with Play with a Legend, Stadium Tours, 5-a-side and more.

For the evening we have a host of truly fantastic activities in Newcastle available, click here for more details.  With Casino Packages, Party Bus Tours, VIP Wristbands and more.

 We have activities for everyone with the strenuous to the sedate, the relaxed to rumbustious, with some great fun times to be had!


Where to Stay?

If you are up in Newcastle for the match you might as well make a night of it!  Newcastle’s legendary nightlife is a must-see for visitors to the region and you are always guaranteed a good night, whatever the result! 

For information on hotels in the area click here.  Staying centrally is always good to avoid too much travel and make the most of the trip.

hotels in newcastle


Getting to the Ground

So it’s the big day and you’re looking to get to St.James Park, it could not be easier, with the ground bang in the city centre it is a short walking distance of train station and city centre hotels, plus great Bus, Metro, Train and Airport links.  Check out NUFC’s visitors guide here.

For details on how to get there plus updates on any delays check out altoonativetravel


By Foot

St. James’ Park is located to the north west of Newcastle city centre, close to the junction between Gallowgate, St. James’ Boulevard and Barrack road.  Just a 10 minute walk from Newcastle Central Station and 5 minutes from Monument Metro Station and the city’s major bus stations.  You can get your very own tailor-made route at

By Car

Use the postcode NE1 4ST in your sat-nav to find the ground, we recommend using public transport to reach the stadium.  

There are a number of public car parks signposted clearly on arrival in Newcastle city centre, though they are likely to be very busy on matchdays.

justpark newcastle


If you are planning coming via Private Coach contact the club’s safety and security office on 019 201 864.

For Taxi there are services available thorough the city, with taxi ranks at Newcastle Central Station and transport interchanges.


By Train

Newcastle Central Station is  a 10 minute walk from St. James’ Park.  Situated on the East Coast Mainline, it is a principle stop for services between London and Edinburgh/Glasgow.

To walk to St. James’ Park, cross the road from the station and walk up Pink Lane (to the right of Subway), passing the Forth Hotel public house.  Turn right onto Clayton Street, then left onto Westgate road.  Outside Tilleys Bar, bear right onto Bath Lane and after 200 metres, turn right onto Stowell Street (Chinatown) and continue until the ground becomes visible beyond the Chinatown arch.

train travel


By Metro

Newcastle upon Tyne is served by the Tyne & Wear Metro system.  With frequent services between Newcastle Airport, Newcastle city centre, the coast, major transport interchanges and destinations south to Wearside.


We recommend St. James’ Metro station for local coastal destinations including North Shields, while Monument station, a 5 minute walk away , is served by both yellow and green line routes towards Newcastle International Airport, South Shields and the coast.  To reach St. James’ Park from Monument station, walk west on Blackett Street and continue onto Gallowgate.  The stadium will become visible on your right.


By Bus

Newcastle upon Tyne has two main bus stations for local and regional services.  Haymarket, for services to and from Northumberland and the North, and Eldon Square, for services to and from County Durham and the South.  Both are located on Percy Street, a 5 minute walk from St. James’ Park.

To reach the stadium, walk south west on Percy Street and turn right onto Gallowgate.  St. James’ Park will become visible on your right. For more information on local bus services.

Newcastle Coach Station is on St. James’ Boulevard and receives National Express coach services, while Megabus operates services from outside Newcastle Central Station.


Finding your Seat

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Looking for Parking, Hotels or tickets?  Check out our links below: