Central Arcade, Newcastle upon Tyne

The Central Arcade in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, is an elegant Edwardian shopping arcade built in 1906 and designed by Oswald and Son, of Newcastle. It is contained within the Central Exchange building, which was built by Richard Grainger in 1836–38 to the designs of John Wardle and George Walker. The Central Exchange is a triangular building which was intended to be a corn exchange but became a subscription newsroom. In 1870 the Institution for Promoting the Fine Arts converted the news room into an art gallery, concert hall and theatre. The building is Grade II* listed.
According to one source the faïence tiles in the arcade were produced by Rust’s Vitreous Mosaics, Battersea, but a book on Burmantofts Pottery states that this arcade was their last major work in external faience in 1906.
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  • Just went to have a look at the architecture and glad we did- they don't make them like that anymore !  more »
  • This elegant shopping arcade is located inside the Royal Exchange building, with magnificent architecture and a beautiful interior with vaulted glass ceiling. it contains the most famous shops in the city and a musical instrument shop that is one of the oldest in England.
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  • Only one shop and they've stopped people busking which was always so lovely
  • What an amazing building, the ornate decor inside is some of the finest in Newcastle. The shops may come and go but this place is a real gem in the heart of the city
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