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Address: Grainger Street | Newcastle city centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF, England
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Urban elegance

This is successful 19th century urban planning, and it survived the 1960s when greedy and despicable developers would gladly have smashed it to rubble and contaminated the site... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Lancashire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is successful 19th century urban planning, and it survived the 1960s when greedy and despicable developers would gladly have smashed it to rubble and contaminated the site with concrete monsters. The restrained classical architecture is urbane and tasteful, and its restoration has been sensitive. The Grainger Market has kept its informality and friendliness.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I love going around the market and try all the different things available for the day. If you love food and all it's simplicity this place is definitely a go for.

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Darlington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A short distance from Gray's Monument is the Grainger Town part of Newcastle, and centre stage is the brilliant Grainger Market. Do try the excellent freshly made pizzas at £1.70 for a decent sized slice (expect queues at lunchtime!). There are plenty of other food opportunities such as cafés, bakers, plus fruit and veg and a variety of other shops.

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A nice compact area easy to walk around in the heart of the city. Grainger Market - A Victorian covered market, fruit, meat, clothes and many other diverse stalls. There are many diverse stalls and eateries to investigate. The Central arcade is close by it is completely tiled on the interior and hosts a selection of shops including J G... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

If you are hungry, you must visit this small French cafe tucked away on a corner in Grainger Market. The French staff are delightful, charming, caring and take great pride in their food. The Crepes are made with great speed and skill in front of you on order. Both savoury and sweet, they are gorgeous, tasty and filling at a... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Grainger Town needs to be visited on foot to fully appreciate the quality and variety of Richard Grainger's work. You also need to look up to see the buildings from above ground floor level to take in the integrity of the design. With many listed buildings in a small area it can easily viewed in a couple of hours. In... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Great to go and visit. Didn't buy anything but we did sit and enjoy s coffee in one of the little coffee shops. It's cute and old fashioned. Worth a visit if you've nothing else on but don't expect to shop your life away

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Perfect to go to before going to the famous Theatre Royal. It has many fine cafes, restauraunts and bars and some lovely boutiques, shops and some great hair and beauty places.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nothing to be blown away unfortunately. Its smelly and is your average sunday market. Worth a brief visit if you are passing by

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

simply was for older people. this was fine if you wanted to purchase fruit and vegetables or indeed butcher meat. not worth a visit as nothing that one could not buy in any local market.

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