Thursday, 19 June 2014

Things To Do In Newcastle: Visit The Great British Cupcakery

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The Great British Cupcakery, Queen Street, Quayside, NE1

Newcastle Upon Tyne has a special spot in my heart as lots of memories were created in the Toon whilst I studied at Northumbria University. A few months ago, Travelodge contacted me to write a Weekend Guide to Newcastle, and I was only more than happy to talk Newcastle up! If you've not visited Newcastle yet, get yourselves there!

The Toon gets a bad rap sometimes due to how it's being portrayed on TV, but I personally think it's underrated. Sure, the Geordies know how to party - after all, it is one of the best student cities in the country! It is known for it's lively and buzzing night life (there's something for everybody, it's not all mad like 'Geordie Shore') but that aside, Newcastle is a lovely and wonderful little city that holds a special place in my heart, and it's always a pleasure to spend time there.

So much has changed since I lived there and although I'm familiar with it, what I've noticed is that I discover something new each time I visit. There's absolutely no denying that the Geordies are very open and welcoming, but we all know that the north east in general is very slow on keeping up with trends, and it can be very "closed in" from the rest of the country. In recent years, they have regenerated the City centre and Newcastle is looking the best it ever has!

As well as the big names in Newcastle, there are also many small businesses that deserve the biggest shout out. On one of my recent trips to Newcastle, I discovered The Great British Cupcakery, a beautiful bakehouse and parlour which is situated right underneath the iconic Tyne Bridge. It's on the corner of Queen Street, and this part of Newcastle is an absolute hidden gem. My photos don't do it justice, but it is beautifully decorated in shabby chic furniture, with subtle hints of pastel colours - this sort of thing is right up my street! We popped in at the end of the day, got ourselves a couple of hot drinks and two cupcakes, and chilled out before we made our return journey home. The Great British Cupcakery is open 7 days a week from 9:30am - 6pm (closes at 5pm on Sundays) and they serve home made cakes using the finest ingredients, sweet treats, high tea and a selection of hot and cold drinks. We ordered an Oreo chocolate cupcake, and a vanilla cupcake. Other cake selections include peanut butter cakes, billionaire shortbread, marshmallow brownies, chocolate bark, mars bar cake and SO MUCH MORE!

I've had this blogpost in my drafts for ages so eagle eye readers may notice the "Happy Easter" decoration in one of the photos, but have been waiting to publish it on a date that coincide with the Travelodge article going live! 

You can now read >> what things there are to do in Newcastle << over on the Travelodge website, and if you're planning a trip there, I hope you'll find it useful! I'd definitely recommend anyone to make a stop at The Great British Cupcakery if you're in the area, followed by a nice stroll along the Quayside, before making your way over the  Millenium Bridge where you can enjoy more delicious cake and tea at the Baltic!

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22 comments

  1. Those cupcakes look so delicious and tasty. I've never been to Newcastle before but it looks like an amazing place to go, might plan a trip and use your tips as guide =)

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  2. Oh wow, this looks like such a wonderful little place, all the cakes just look so so scrummy x

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  3. Oh my god this looks so delicious! I'm planning a visit to Newcastle later this year and will definitely be making a stop here x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  4. These pictures are looking so amazing ! And the food, oh my ... *-*

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  5. This looks like such a lovely place for a cupcake!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xo

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  6. mmm everything looks so cute and delicious!! I am starting Northumbria University this September so I should remember to go check out this place!

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  7. It sounds like a lovely place and all the cakes look so yummy :)

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  8. Aw I love Great British Cupcakery, their cheesecake is so yummy! Shame you're not still up here, Sarah. Would be lovely to get a coffee with you sometime. Let me know when you're next up and around the North East? :)

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  9. Those cupcakes look delicious. Thats so cool that you got contacted to write a travel piece. Ive never been any where else but London but next time I make it back across the pond I hope to travel more outside of London!
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  10. Always lovely to see a passionate post about how wonderful Newcastle is :) I LOVE the GBC, the only problem is it's too popular, it's impossible to get a table unless you've booked afternoon tea!

    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

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  11. Ooh I haven't heard of this before! Will definitely be checking it out over the next couple of months, I love me a good cupcake :) x

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  12. Oh my God everything looks so yummy! That Oreo cupcake is making me hungry!

    L&L - sisterblend

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  13. This place looks so adorable, and the cupcakes look absolutely delicious :)

    Emily // ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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  14. My boyfriend is a Geordie and he's never taken me HERE!!! Serious words ;) xx

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  15. Oh my goodness this looks like my idea of heaven!
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  17. I blummin' love this place - easily one of the best places for cupcakes in Newcastle for sure! I visit about once a week, oops. Their red velvet cupcakes are to die for!

    Amy at The Girl In The Bowler Hat
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  18. Those cakes are to die for! I've never been to Newcastle before, but that cake shop alone deserves a visit!

    Jegz xo http://jegz-loves-tea.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. This place looks amazing! Will definitely have to get myself down there soon!

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  20. Aww this looks like a lovely place to visit. :D

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  21. I'm originally from Newcastle but since moving away for uni I've found a new appreciation for Newcastle every time I go back! Despite growing up there, I never really venture towards the Quayside enough but I definitely need to start! It's so beautiful and I bet there's a few hidden gems along there! And I really enjoyed reading your guide to Newcastle! I'm hoping to do more blog posts like that!

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  22. This place looks awesome, I'll have to remember it if I ever venture that far up north! xx
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