16 January 2018
All you need to know for the trip to Newcastle
27 September 2017
Ahead of this Friday’s Aviva Premiership fixture at Newcastle Falcons (kick-off 7.45pm), here is some handy information for London Irish supporters making the trip to Kingston Park.
And for those supporters making a weekend of it, we have a rundown of things to do!
Tickets for the game can be purchased online at www.eticketing.co.uk/newcastle-falcons by calling 0871 226 6060, or tickets will be available in person from Kingston Park right up until kick-off.
Details of advanced pricing for the fixture are below (tickets purchased on match day carry a premium of £3 per ticket).
* Concession tickets apply to those aged 65+ or students in full-time education. Juniors are under 16.
Eating and drinking at Kingston Park
There is an extended happy hour at Kingston Park which runs from 4.30pm to 7.15pm. There is also free curry in the brand new 1877 Bar approximately 30 minutes after the full-time whistle.
Additionally, there are a number of food outlets in and around the ground including the famous hog roast which is always a winner with travelling supporters.
Make a trip of it
Newcastle is a vibrant city and is perfect for a weekend break.
Famous for its nightlife, the city caters for everyone’s needs. Whether you want a quiet drink on the Quayside overlooking the River Tyne or a big night out in the city centre, you’re sure to have a great time in the Toon.
Newcastle Quayside – The Pitcher & Piano, Slug & Lettuce, The Waterline, The Quayside (Lloyds), Brewdog, Popolo and Livello
Newcastle city centre – Passing Clouds, Pleased to Meet You, The Botanist, Lola Jeans, Alvinos and Bar Luga
Nightclubs – Tiger Tiger, Florita’s, Madame Koo, Tup Tup Palace, Perdu
Off the beaten track
Something of a symbol of this part of the world, the massive Angel of the North sculpture by Antony Gormley is a short drive from Newcastle.
Also just 15 minutes away by train is the cathedral and university city of Durham, a World Heritage Site well worth a visit.
Those with a car could explore the beautiful villages and coastlines of the Northumberland coast.
There are 500 paid parking spaces at the ground, although these are limited so should be booked in advance if you don't plan on arriving well in advance of kick-off. There is limited parking in the vicinity of the ground and strict parking restrictions are in place. If you plan to grab some food, you can park at the Twin Farms pub near to the ground and the £10 parking charge is redeemed if you eat there.
Newcastle Central station is located right in the heart of this great city, and has its own metro station for connections to the ground (see below). Newcastle is a principal stop on both the East Coast Mainline and CrossCountry rail network, with regular direct services South to York (1 hour), Leeds (90 minutes), Doncaster (90 minutes), Manchester (150 minutes), Birmingham (3 hours), London (3 hours) and Bristol (5 hours), and North to Edinburgh (90 minutes) and Glasgow (150 minutes).
The X47 bus runs regularly from Monument in the City Centre of Newcastle to Kingston Park shopping centre, with the journey taking around 20 minutes.
Newcastle has a great light rail system known as the Tyne and Wear Metro. The closest station to the ground is not Kingston Park, but the next station on the line towards the airport - Bank Foot in Zone 2. On exiting the station turn right, head past (or via!) the Twin Farms pub, take a right then left and you'll be on the road to the stadium.
Newcastle Airport is only a few miles outside the City. Flights operate to a good range of destinations including Aberdeen, Belfast (City and International), Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Cork, Dublin, Jersey, London (Heathrow) and Paris (CDG).
The airport has its own station on the Tyne & Wear Metro where you can catch a train to Central Station in the heart of the city in around 25 minutes or directly to the ground in about 5 minutes (alight at Bank Foot station, turn right and you'll be on the road to the stadium.