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The Blue Carpet

New Bridge St., Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AN, England
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Waste of money

This was a total waste of money when it was first installed and can hardly be seen at all now... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2017
Paul W
Eyesore

This was a huge waste of money for a "blue" carpet which has turned grey with age, a bit like me... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2017
Ray I
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent3%
  • Very good6%
  • Average10%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible68%
Apr 26, 2017
“Waste of money”
Apr 25, 2017
“Eyesore”
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New Bridge St., Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AN, England

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Reviewed April 26, 2017

This was a total waste of money when it was first installed and can hardly be seen at all now. Totally pointless

Thank Paul W
Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

This was a huge waste of money for a "blue" carpet which has turned grey with age, a bit like me! They even had to replace the original, dangerous, tiles after a load of accidents!

Thank Ray I
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Just near the Premier Inn at the bottom of John Dobson street it is a quirky piece of art - it looks like a giant has just peeled back part of the pavement - reading the reviews I feel people just don't get it -...More

1  Thank chris e
Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Walked past this many times and still don't get what it's about. Modern art can be really cool but on this case it's a waste of money and pavement

Thank Stuart N
Reviewed November 12, 2015

I only discovered this was 'thing' as opposed to just a normal pavement with a lightly quirky bench when I cam across it on here whilst searching for things to do. At night I noticed the odd glisten paving slab and by daylight I could...More

Thank C_F_D1992
Reviewed August 27, 2015

sadly this was built up to be a big attraction and never came to anything. total waste of (council) money. Don't bother visiting it.

Thank 1930sBetty
Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

There was great excitement years ago in the run up to the unveiling of the Blue Carpet- until it opened! At which point people commented on its lack of colour!!!!! The stand out feature is a very clever seat which looks as it has just...More

Thank ELIZABETH B
Reviewed June 28, 2015

its not blue , its not even nice, detracts from all the really lovely historical buildings around it ocasionally it has a nice food fair there but other than that its just vacant space

Thank littlesarmypez
Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Blue Carpet & Lego Men were both pathetic addition to the supposedly" City of Culture". Waste of time and money and made Newcastle look ridicules. God knows what happened to Lego Men probably taken refuge in some office in Civic Centre. Blue carpet needs...More

1  Thank redkath
Reviewed December 25, 2014

My partner and I grew up in the north east and this was so terribly done that neither of us realised this even existed despite walking over it many times! We only found out through looking at the tripadvisor page out of curiosity!

2  Thank Becca Q
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