Being home to just 213 students, Quay Point Studios (formerly Liberty Quay Studios) has an intimate feel to it. And with Northumbria University and Newcastle University both within walking distance, it’s the perfect base for student life in the city.
Choose Quay Point Studios as your home and you’ll be able to pick from a range of studio accommodation. This means that you’ll have a bathroom, kitchen facilities and a living space all to yourself. Studios also come with a study desk and plenty of storage. Like having space? Our one bedroom flat gives you plenty of room to make yourself at home.
When you feel like socialising with your neighbours, the common room offers the perfect place to do so, with ping pong, a Playstation area and lots of comfortable seating. A fully-equipped gym is also available for you to use, while an outdoor courtyard and BBQ area is great in the summer.
Venture away from your flat and you can be on the banks of the River Tyne within 10 minutes. Here, you’ll find trendy bars, the CatPawCino Cat Cafe and fantastic views of the city’s iconic bridges. Head 10 minutes in the opposite direction and you’ll find yourself in the heart of the vibrant city centre.
Quay Point Studios is located in central Newcastle; less than 10 minutes’ walk from Northumbria University,15 minutes from Newcastle University and 20 minutes from Newcastle College. The location of the residence means you will never be far away from the exciting social scenes the city has to offer.
Newcastle’s bars and pubs are known for being extremely welcoming and great value for money. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment as Quay Point Studios is located around hundreds of restaurants, bars, and music venues.
A few minutes’ walk from the residence is a popular student bar and restaurant; Nancy’s Bordello. The bar is especially well-known for its delicious cocktails and quirky interior, and they also do great value food; so don’t miss out!
The Quayside is an area set along the River Tyne, home to Newcastle’s iconic Millennium Bridge, just 5 minutes’ walk from Quay Point Studios. The area has recently been redeveloped and now houses many pubs, bars, restaurants and nightlife. Some favourites to visit include; Pitcher and Piano, Slug and Lettuce, The Quayside, and the Baltic Café Bar (with fantastic views across the water).
Located only 15 minutes's walk away from the residence are popular restaurants such as The Botanist and Jamie's Italian.
Nightlife in Newcastle is among one of the best in the UK. Music lovers will be spoilt for choice with the many live music venues, including; The Metro Radio Arena, the O2 Academy and The Sage Music Centre in the Quayside.
For a sophisticated night, head to Collingwood Street known as the Diamond Strip, 15 minutes from Quay Point Studios. Here you will find a variety of bars and clubs including Madame Koo, Perdu and Revolution.
Newcastle is compact yet big enough to get that city-like experience. Newcastle boasts a large collection of museums, galleries, theatres, and entertainment venues. There is something for everyone to enjoy in the city, to suit all tastes and budgets.
The Gate cinema and leisure complex is 20 minutes’ walk from your student accommodation and houses a 12-screen cinema and 19 venues over three floors including restaurants, bars and nightclubs. For live music, visit the O2 Academy and the City Hall featuring some well-known bands and artists.
If you want to learn about the history of Newcastle, The Discovery Museum is worth a visit –25 minutes’ walk from Quay Point Studios. Or why not visit the Life Science Centre in the city centre, to learn all about life? Finally, we recommend The Great North Museum – a Natural History Museum just 20 minutes’ walk from Quay Point Studios.
If you enjoy sightseeing, take a walk down to the Quayside to see the iconic Millennium Bridge as well as The Baltic Centre which houses contemporary art. The Quayside has many pubs, restaurants, hotels and nightclubs to explore which are perfect to enjoy on a sunny day.
Newcastle is a shopper’s paradise! Eldon Square is 15 minutes’ walk from Quay Point Studios and is open until 8pm. There are over 150 shops to choose from, including all the well-known high street names like John-Lewis, Apple, New Look, Topshop and hundreds more. Northumberland Street is the main shopping area, with some quirky indie-type shops. If that’s not enough, why not try the Metrocentre in Gateshead? It’s just 20 minutes away on the Metro, and the experience stretches far beyond just retail.
Take a walk to Leazes Park to relax in between and after lectures, perfect for a game of football or Frisbee and a BBQ with friends in the summer. For stretches of beautiful coastline, you must visit Whitley Bay and Tynemouth – 20 minutes on the Metro from Manners station.
Quay Point Studios has a gym on site, which you can use 24 hours a day 7 days a week - free of charge! Alternatively, Northumbria University is located a 5 minute walk from Quay Point Studios and is home to an array of sporting services. Not only do they have a fully equipped gym, they also house a 12m climbing wall and a 25m swimming pool.
For fans of professional sport, Newcastle is well-known for its football club; Newcastle United. Their stadium is St James’ Park; in itself a hugely visual presence within the city and under 30 minutes’ walk from Quay Point Studios. Fans of Cricket will relish in the fact that Durham County Cricket Club is a 20 minute train journey away; the club hosts England International matches.
The Newcastle Eagles are the most successful British Basketball team in BBL and play their games at Northumbria University – 5 minutes from Quay Point Studios.
Exhibition Park is 30 minutes’ walk away, perfect for a game of football with friends or a gentle jog. Check out the weekly Saturday park run - it’s free!
Travel and Transport
Quay Point Studios is located on Melbourne Street, a short 15 minute walk from the city centre of Newcastle and Northumbria University campus and Newcastle University. The residence is ideally located so that you can make the most out of your time here.
Newcastle’s main train station is 15 minutes’ walk away and provides a quick link to other cities around the UK in all less than 3 hours, including London, Leeds, Scotland, and Manchester. Additionally Newcastle has its own Metro train system, connecting the city centre with Jesmond, Gateshead, Sunderland and the coast in just under 30 minutes. The nearest Metro station to Quay Point Studios is Manors Station – 5 minutes’ walk away. For those who live outside of the UK, Newcastle International Airport is 6 miles north of the city and can be reached by the Metro as well.
As well as the Metro system and Central train station there are two bus stations offering cheap fares across the city. If you are feeling really adventurous, catch one of the daily ferries from the International Ferry Terminal at North Shields to Amsterdam.
Quay Point Studios is located near a range of local amenities, meaning popping to the shop for your everyday essentials can be done easily.
Opposite the residence is a Premier convenience store, perfect if you fancy a quick snack. There is also a Sainsbury’s local 5 minutes’ walk away. Additionally, if you take a walk into the city centre, you’ll find a range of small supermarkets, including Tesco, Waitrose and many more.
For an even bigger range of choice, there is a larger Morrison’s within 15 minutes walking distance from Quay Point Studios. Alternatively, there is a larger Asda in Byker Retail Park, a short taxi ride away.
All local high street banks, including HSBC, NatWest, Barclay’s, RBS and more can be found in the city centre which is a 15 minutes’ walk from the residence. Of course, you’ll also find all the important places for your errands, such as a Post Office and Bureau de Change.
Northumbria and Newcastle universities both have libraries available on campus to study between lectures, and are located 15-20 minutes’ walk from Quay Point Studios. Additionally, you can visit The City Library in the city centre which is open 6 days a week.
You will be able to receive free advice regarding finances, careers and general welfare when studying at any of Newcastle’s universities. Quay Point Studios is located close to campus so you’ll never be too far from anything you may need, no matter how big or small.
In case of an emergency, The Royal Victoria Infirmary is located 15 minutes’ walk away in the city centre. The hospital has a GP walk-in service which runs alongside its Accident and Emergency unit. The New Croft Centreoffers sexual health and family planning services and is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from Quay Point Studios.
The local GP surgery for Quay Point Studios is Saville Medical Practice located by Northumbria University, 5 minutes’ walk from the residence. Additionally, Quayside Pharmacy is a few moments’ walk away for any medicine or prescriptions.
If you’re feeling lonely or just want someone to have a friendly chat with, the Residence Team at Quay Point Studios will be on hand to help.
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