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Fenham- A town on its own! Area Guide

Posted by admin on August 19, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne is a town with great history. Once controlled by Romans, Saxons and Danes, Newcastle played an important role in Industrial Revolution. And almost 300 years later, Newcastle is still standing strong.


With London housing crisis, Newcastle is on the rise. Salaries are considerably high, rent is low, and cultural town centre has a lot to offer for young and old. Not only that, Newcastle has great transport links with Europe and United States, the party scene is second to none, and there are loads of gorgeous British coasts within a Metro drive from the town.

Yet, for many of us, Newcastle is an unexplored area, with many of its neighbourhoods industrialised and spreading further from town than expected it is hard to choose where to move.



Today’s post is about Fenham… It is not as popular as Jesmond or Heaton, it is not as posh, not as expensive, but it has so much charm and unexplored potential!

Fenham was a separate town until 1904, when it was incorporated into Newcastle Township. Moreover, because of its past and present Fenham attracts a lot of multiculturalism above and beyond the imaginary; you can find almost every church, temple and mosque for your needs in Fenham. You can buy a dish from almost any traditional cuisine in a world. There is a pub, multiple post offices and a little high-street. So Fenham could, very well, still be a town on its own!

First things first, there are a couple of areas to note within Fenham. Fenham itself (as it is on the map) could be divided into smaller popular areas Arthur’s Hill, Wingrove Road side and Wingrove Road North side.

Arthur’s Hill

Hutchinsons Fruit and Veg shop

Arthur’s Hill is more popular with people searching for cheaper and smaller housing solutions, like students or young, small families. Most of the properties here will be two or three bedroom flats. There are great transport links, and public schools around, like Westgate Primary School. Arthur’s Hill is approximately 1.2 miles away from the Central Station, 22 minutes by foot and 8 minutes by car. This area is great for students, since it is so close to the town and University campuses within Newcastle City.


Arthur’s Hill is also popular because of its Stanhope Street, where most of the local amenities are based at. There are bigger brand shops, but one of the local favourite is a fruit and veg shop situated on this street.

Wingrove Road

This is a popular area for a shared accommodation and bigger properties. With the huge terraced houses, this area offers a great range of a beginner’s accommodation. If you are moving to Newcastle for the first time, and you are a little unsure of what you are looking for, this area is great to explore Newcastle. It is only 1.4 milFenham_TramShedOldes from Central Station, 8 minutes drive and 25 minutes walk. It has great public transport links to and from City Centre, and a lot of organisations provide housing in this area for their employees.

The demographics pose a range of individuals living here: anywhere from second year students, to young professionals. Multiculturalism is bubbling here with all of its power!


Wingrove Road North, Fenham Hall Drive and beyond

These areas are primarily filled with families. It is a popular area since it has so many good schools, Fenham swimming pool and a big Morrisons just around the corner. This area does not have much green space on its own, but almost every other house will have a garden. Also, Nuns Moor Park is just around the corner!

Cherryburn Gardens, Fenham 1960

Parking in this area is great; driveways, on-street and garages are available all over. It might not be a very specific requirement yet, but with the demand for parking spaces growing, this area is booming with car bearing residents. This area is great when it comes down to public transport; it meets in between two main bus routes to town and towards Westerhope and Gateshead.




So much for this time, wait for our next post where we include all of the things, which makes Fenham Special!


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