PENINSULA CITY SHOPPING: These are a few of our favourite things

Newcastle was once based in traditional resource reliant industries such as coal and steel. The Peninsula City Project aims to tell the story of how the city has changed, and continues to change in order to survive in the future and grow a modern, sustainable and smart city.

In the final post of our Peninsula City series, we want to leave you with a selection of some of our favourite businesses who are embracing Newcastle’s economic and cultural change.


Local book lovers are lucky to have such passionate local book retailers. Drop into any of the business below and strike up a conversation about your favourite authors and you’re bound to find out about other’s you’re yet to fall in love with.


There’s nothing like bringing a little bit of the outside in to really brighten up your home. And Newcastle retailers have a bunch of great pots and ideas for your next indoor gardening jaunt.


Looking for that special something for your home? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking for a unique feature item for that corner of the room or you want to add some flare to your next dinner party, Newcastle is the place to go.

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Lush new @brett.niven.ceramics drop

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Time to pick up some new threads? Want to express your style? You’ll be flush with options after a walk around Newcastle’s fashion retailers.


It’s no secret that Newcastle is stacked full of great restaurants and eateries. Check out some of the latest dishes from a few of our absolute favourites to whet your appetite.

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Sweet’n’Sour occy noods

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Music is our passion, it’s our lifeblood and a big part of what we do here at Newcastle Live. So, here’s one for the listeners amongst us.


The Peninsula City boasts many an establishment to bend an arm and enjoy a cool refreshment. Make Newcastle a starting point for your next adventure or find a cosy nook to end your evening. Here are just a few locations to share a drink with friends and lovers.

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Happy weekend! #babylon #cocktails #newcastle

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