Once the cradle of Newcastle’s industrial revolution, Ouseburn has evolved into a beacon of creativity due to the culture-led regeneration in the city. Despite Newcastle being named one of six UK cities named a science city, an abundance of creative businesses calls Ouseburn home, welcoming an array of artists and musicians.
Ouseburn is an established creative hub, breathing new life in the factorial buildings. A neighbourhood favourite for creative start-ups is Hoults Yard, former Victorian pottery works transformed into a complex of offices and studios. Beloved among Newcastle’s artist and creative businesses is 36 Lime Street, an affordable studio space to rent.
Embracing the beauty of nature, Ouseburn Farm, is a community-run farm featuring a range of flora and fauna, where visitors are encouraged to interact with the animals. To complement this, Stepney Bank Stables offer horse-riding lessons, encouraging children to enjoy the outdoors.
The Cluny, formally a whiskey bottling plant, is a bar and music venue popular on the Newcastle social scene where musicians including Mumford and Sons have played. Other popular hangouts for the Ouseburn crowd include Northern Print, Cobalt Studios and independent gallery, Artisan at the Biscuit Factory.
Ouseburn, located in close proximity to University of Newcastle, is a great neighbourhood to invest in. With an average of 8.16% in NE1 and 8.43% in NE6, Ouseburn celebrates some of the highest rental yields in the UK.
Dedicated readers and enthusiastic writers travel far and wide to visit, Seven Stories, the national centre for children’s books. Originally a charity, Children’s Laureate Dame Jacqueline Wilson and Nick Sharratt, opened Seven Stories to the public upon moving to Ouseburn for its cultural regeneration.
For tourists interested in the historical aspect of Newcastle, Ouseburn hosts Victoria Tunnel, a preserved 19th-century wagon way under the city from the Town Moor to the Tyne.
Catering to students, young professionals and families, Ouseburn offers a variety of cookery. Vegans meals are served up at The Ship Inn and coffee enthusiasts will be at home at Ouseburn Coffee. Other options include The Tyne pub, The Cook House and The Cumberland Arms.
Newcastle’s answer to Shoreditch, Ouseburn has reinvented the city as a creative epicentre alongside its scientific reputation. Mixing both rural and urban living, Ouseburn possibilities for investment are endless.