A couple of Thursdays ago I found myself with an unexpected day off work, so I followed the Boy into town (hampering some of his Christmas shopping plans in the progress – oops!).
Towards the end of the day we were running short on time, so while he ran off to get the car to collect some of our shopping I thought I’d pop around the corner into the Knit Studio. Unfortunately, the door was shut and I was too shy to knock, but at least this gave me some time to hang around Blackfriars and snap a few pictures.
I think I’ve briefly blogged about this place before, but it truly is one of my favourite parts of Newcastle. Tucked away in the city centre, it’s a beautiful little oasis of calm in an otherwise bustling city. It’s often used as a bit of a thoroughfare, but it still manages to be quiet and peaceful.
Blackfriars is also home to the Blackfriars Restaurant, which hails itself as being the oldest dining room in the UK. I’ve heard that their food is excellent, but it’s a little on the pricey side so I haven’t tried it yet. Hopefully I’ll get the chance one day!
There’s a cute little Korean restaurant in here that was much more within our budget and incredibly tasty. Can’t wait to go back!