I’m from Newcastle, and I’ve spent a lot of my life in the place.
I’m also a remote-working ‘digital nomad’ (yeah, I hate that stupid phrase too).
Put all those factors together, and what do you get? That’s right—a man who knows all the best coworking spaces in Newcastle. So in this useful guide, I’ve covered them all.
⚠️ Before we get going, here’s a quick disclaimer: because Newcastle is one of England’s smaller cities (and least-touristy cities), the co-working scene is pretty small and pretty limited. You won’t find a huge number of places to plonk yourself down and work, but you’ll find some great ones.
Anyway, bring your laptop and come join the party—here are the best (and coolest!) coworking spaces in Newcastle.
1. Regus Cloth Market
You’ve probably already heard of Regus, who have offices and coworking spaces in various pockets of the planet.
This isn’t the most innovative or exciting venue in the world, but it’s popular, it’s super-central, and it offers a productive and professional office-style vibe (which some people might love, and some might hate).
Although it’s hardly an inspiring venue, they get all the basics right. The rooms are clean and tidy, there’s lots of ventilation and natural light, and there are four floors of space. The ergonomic chairs are comfortable, the kitchen is well-equipped, and the WiFi is speedy and reliable.
Yep, Regus don’t churn out the best co-working spaces in the world, but they churn out consistent and effective places for getting stuff done. If you’re looking for a convenient and reliable space, this is one of the best coworking spaces in Newcastle.
And in terms of location, this is a great base. Within ten minutes, you can walk to both Newcastle’s main bus station and main train station… and you’re less than a five-minute walk from the Monument metro station.
At Regus Cloth Market, you’re also well-located for chewing and chomping at a huge range of restaurants and cafes… and for exploring many of the best things to do in Newcastle.
2. Regus Newcastle Quayside
Another entry, another Regus!
(Told you these guys were famous).
This place is pretty similar to the city-center location, though it’s not quite as central. It’s a ten-minute walk south of the Cloth Market Regus, and perched right over the city’s river. It’s a little quieter.
Other than that, it’s pretty similar to what you get in the city-center option: it’s clean, comfortable, well-lit and well-equipped, but without offering anything particularly fancy or interesting.
That said, some of the spaces directly overlook the river—so if you get one of the panoramic offices, you can nab some decent views while you work.
If you don’t want to walk to the Quayside, you have lots of options for reaching this space: the Q3 bus runs to this part of the city, while you’re only a 10-minute walk from the nearest Metro station, and the city’s train station.
Regus Newcastle Quayside is also a good base for fervent foodies—in and around this area, you’ll find some of the best restaurants in Newcastle. But if you just want something simple and snackable for lunch, there’s a decent Tesco just a short walk away.
3. The Beacon
In terms of aesthetics, west-of-the-city-center The Beacon is pretty similar to both branches of Regus.
A relatively popular space, it’s largely geared towards purpose and productivity, with a quiet but unimaginative office-style environment.
But it also has a nice community vibe, and it’s much more friendly and welcoming than most coworking spaces. It’s not part of a chain, it’s in a lesser-known part of the city, and it places an emphasis on local people and local businesses. It’s also very affordable, with rates starting at £10 per day, and £60 per month.
It’s not the most modern place on the planet, so don’t expect any frills or flair—but the services are great for the price you pay.
The Beacon sits in western Newcastle, in the Fenham neighborhood. This area is a residential district… so you won’t find any attractions, or interesting things, or touristy stuff here. But you will find cut-price munch spots, lots of small stores, and many Asian eats (lots of the city’s Asian population live here).
It’s around a 1-mile (1.6km) walk from the center of the city, but lots of buses run here from Newcastle’s central Haymarket bus station.
The car-parking situation here is notorious—don’t park up without paying, cos you’ll be hit with a hefty fine.
4. The Toffee Factory
The Toffee Factory is mainly known for its business-inhabited office spaces—local businesses rent out full rooms here, and base their teams in the space (both long-term and short-term).
But they also have one hot-desk room, with 8 desks (perfect for you!).
Inside the Toffee Factory, you’ll find creative teams, a creative atmosphere, and lots of trendy decor. It’s a purposely arty space, and it’s one of the most well-known creative hubs in the area. So if you’re looking for interesting or inspiring venues, this is one of the best coworking spaces in Newcastle.
It’s inside the Ouseburn neighborhood—so it’s not situated in the most central part of Newcastle. But the Q3 bus runs right past the venue, and it’s only a 10-15 minute walk from Manors metro station.
For me, the best thing about the Toffee Factory is its neighborhood—the Ouseburn is the hippest, artiest, and most interesting part of the city, and everybody falls in love with the place. It’s stuffed with independent venues.
Working here is a great excuse for exploring the area. And here at Travelness, we’ve covered the place in a whole lot of juicy depth… here are the best cafes in the Ouseburn, the best restaurants in the Ouseburn, and all the best things to do in the Ouseburn.
5. Hoults Yard
Also sitting in the Ouseburn area, Hoults Yard is super close to the Toffee Factory, and it’s equally trendy and hip.
It’s different to every other venue on this list. It’s not a coworking space as such—instead, it’s a so-called “business village,” with lots of small venues and offices crammed into its confines. So you can’t pitch up and use an office or a hot desk for one day here, but you can rent an office space for a month (or longer).
If you decide to work here, you’ll be surrounded by lots of inspiring and creative minds. Current businesses you’ll find housed in and around here include bakeries, eateries, breweries, a donut shop, a mini-golf place, and more. So, yeah, you won’t really be working with other people—but you’ll be working around plenty of them.
You also get pretty normal businesses here, such as accountancy firms, law companies, and builders and manufacturers.
Offices are very affordable, and you can get your own space from only £150 per month. If you’re looking for long-term inspiration where you can make friends with other entrepreneurs and creatives, this is for you.
Again, this isn’t the most accessible part of Newcastle—but you’re close to Byker Metro station, and some bus stops.
6. Racquets Court
I’ve never personally tested the internet speeds here, but the team behind Racquets Court claim to have some of the fastest in the region.
So if super-swift connections are important to you, you might just think this is one of the best coworking spaces in Newcastle.
You also get a relaxed but productive atmosphere, a super-friendly team, a bunch of well-lit workspaces, spacious desks, clean facilities, and plenty more. It’s a simple office-style coworking venue, but executed very well.
The space also offers a decent selection of free-to-eat snacks, pretty good coffee, and some outdoor spaces.
All of that said, it’s a lot more expensive than most other coworking spaces in the area (and most other coworking spaces on the planet) with monthly prices starting at £350 per month. It’s arguably worth the money, but it’s not in everyone’s budget.
For transport, you won’t find much better than this. It sits in the northern part of the city center, close to the main bus station, and one of the main Metro stations.
Within a 3-minute walk, you’ll also find endless cafes, restaurants, pubs and stores (and many of the city’s tourist attractions, if that’s your thing).
The trendiest of all the city center venues, Floe is a lesser-known option in the coworking game, but it’s brilliant.
If I was based back in the city full-time, this is probably where I would work. I think it’s the best coworking space in Newcastle. It’s friendly in a really relaxed and understated way—everyone is welcoming and smiley, but there’s no pressure to be super-sociable or chatty if you don’t want to be.
It places a focus on wide-open work spaces with relatively minimal decor, so it feels open and airy, and not cramped (like many other coworking spaces can). They also strike a nice balance between laid-back and office-like, so it feels somehow both casual and professional.
They also offer free drinks, an easy-to-use app, social events, guided tours, board games, genuinely-comfy breakout spaces, and event spaces. The ergonomic chairs are very comfortable.
It’s super close to the train station, so it’s easy to reach. And because you’re in the city center, you’re also close to lots of the city’s best attractions and areas of interest (we’ve covered all them (and more!) in our list of the best reasons to visit Newcastle).
8. Royal Quays Business Center
Alright, we’re moving away from the city center for the first time.
If you’re a tourist, this isn’t the best coworking space in Newcastle… cos it’s sitting in an uninteresting part of the city.
But if you’re a local, it’s a decent choice—it’s quiet, it’s pretty close to a couple of Metro stations (Percy Main and Meadow Well), and there are some cheap (but tasty) local cafes nearby. And if you live on any part of the nearby coastline, you can easily get here by metro or car (or even by bicycle).
And because it’s in an outskirt part of the city, it’s very affordable, with long-term rates starting at £100 per month (+VAT).
Other perks include an on-site gym (you have to pay extra for access, but it’s affordable and great—it was once my local gym for a few months), showers, personal lockers, free parking, 24/7 access, and a genuinely friendly bunch of faces. They even offer weekday breakfasts!
All in all, this isn’t the most exciting coworking space you’ve ever seen. But it has good basic facilities, a very-friendly vibe, and some great plus points. You won’t meet a bohemian bunch of hipsters here—but you will get plenty of work done.
Last up, this oddly-named place is a great option for anyone who lives in (or who’s staying in) Gateshead. It’s not central, but it’s welcoming and affordable, and it’s operated by a smiley team.
Aside from hot desks, they also have team-sized office spaces, meeting rooms, and a large kitchen.
It has a friendly atmosphere, with a focus on making people feel welcome and at-home. So although the aesthetic isn’t particularly imaginative or interesting, it’s still a nice place to hunker down and spend some time.
Because it’s in a lesser-known part of Newcastle (Gateshead is actually a city of its own, but let’s not get into all that), this isn’t the best base for tourists. And although you can get here with public transport (and a bit of perseverance), it’s not particularly accessible.
Due to its location, most workers here are (of course) locals. And many of them are regulars—perfect if you want to slot into a little community of remote workers.
Tips on Coworking and Coworking Spaces in Newcastle
Before You Go
There they are—the 9 best (and coolest!) coworking spaces in Newcastle. Now stop reading this, close the tab, and go be productive!
For more on the lovely little city where I was raised, check out our guide to everything you need to know about the strange tones of the Newcastle accent.
Thanks for reading, thanks for visiting Travelness, and thanks in advance for coming back again in the future. See ya!
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