Edwardian Elegance

A rest from retail therapy on a quiet Saturday afternoon in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Two shopper and a guitar playing busker, the only signs of life in the Central Arcade, an elegant piece of Edwardian architecture. Built in 1906, it was designed by Oswald and Son of Newcastle, part of the Central Exchange building built by Richard Grainger in 1836–38 to the designs of John Wardle and George Walker.

This unique part of Newcastle upon Tyne, has many architecturally interesting buildings and streets dating back to the 1830’s, many of which were built by Grainger hence the name “Grainger Town”.

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