Hotel Indigo Newcastle’s design and décor is inspired by Grainger Town’s culture and neoclassical architecture. Glass and iron columns in our lobby emulate local Tyneside styles with a modern twist, and our guest rooms’ artwork depicts the local history. Relax in the Grainger Lounge with craft ale brewed locally before a meal in our Grainger Restaurant, where guests and locals alike can enjoy light bites and delicious meals.
Hotel Indigo Newcastle is all about three things; style, sophistication and convenience. Everything about our hotel has been carefully planned, designed and executed to ensure that our guests walk away with only positive comments about their stay. Our boutique approach to hospitality extends much further than the design and decor of our bedrooms. We want to personalise every aspect of your stay to suit your needs and ensure you have the most memorable experience possible.
Our team is passionate about sharing the best of our neighbourhood’s nightlife, theatre and art scene and we’re located near the railway station and Sage Gateshead Arts centre. Down our side streets you’ll find some wonderful places to eat and drink, and no visit to Newcastle is complete without passing through the iconic Grainger market which has up to 50 different stalls.
Incorporating classical streets built by Richard Grainger between 1824 and 1841, some of Newcastle’s finest buildings and streets lie within the Grainger Town are.
Richard Grainger was said to ‘have found Newcastle of bricks and timber and left it in stone’. Of Grainger Town’s 450 buildings, 244 are listed, of which 29 are grade I and 49 are grade II.
Grainger Town’s architecture is dubbed ‘Tyneside Classical’ architecture and the area also includes a medieval 13th century Dominican friary, pieces of the historic Town Walls and many fine Georgian and Victorian buildings.
Almost all of Grainger Town is located within Newcastle’s Central Conservation Area, one of the first to be designated in England. The majority of the buildings are in private ownership and the area around Grey’s Monument and Grey Street is rapidly expanding, with high quality shopping outlets, designer fashions and jewellery.
When it comes to culture, there’s a range of activities we’d suggest visiting during your stay. The Laing Art Gallery is home to delicate watercolours by masters such as J.W. Turner and Thomas Girtin, and it’s considered a natural arts treasure.
We also have the BALTIC nearby on the south bank of River Tyne which showcases a vast array of contemporary art, blockbuster exhibitions and innovative new work by local artists. Near here, you can also walk up a 10-metre ladder to a curved roof overlooking the River Tyne at Sage Gateshead, it’s a fantastic experience not to be missed!
The Grainger Market is also a must-see, it was once Europe’s largest when its first wares were sold in 1835. Now the market is lined with vendors selling fresh fruit, vegetables and handmade crafts.