Centre for Life
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
"Fantastic day out in the centre of Newcastle."
Life is located in Times Square just off Westmorland Road and Scotswood Road - just a two minute walk from Newcastle Central train and Metro station. We're just on the edge of the city centre (easily walkable in 5 or 10 minutes).
By public transport
Newcastle Central Station has passenger rail connections to all of the UK’s main cities and towns, with trains to London in less than three hours, and Edinburgh in an hour and a half. The Metro light rail system connects Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland.
Take local bus services to Central Station or the Centre for Life bus stop located on Westmorland Road.
Northern Rail offer local and regional trains to Newcastle from destinations across the North of England. First TransPennine Express First TransPennine Express offer trains to Newcastle from most major cities in the North of England.
All public travel information including rail links and bus and Metro timetables is available from Nexus or Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.
Visit our offers page to find out about discounts for those travelling to Life by public transport.
There are plenty of cycle racks in Times Square for you to lock up your bike. We're also located close to a number of key cycle routes; you can find details of nearby routes via Sustrans.
For journeys in and around the city, Scratch Bikes provide convenient, self-service bike hire; the nearest pick up/drop off point is just outside Newcastle Central Station. Visit Scratch Bikes for full details and a map of all their bike hire locations.
Sat Nav reference: NE4 7AD
Life is easy to get to by car wherever you're travelling from.
Head east/west along the A1 past Lobley Hill. Merge onto the A184 and head east towards the A6082 (Redheugh Bridge). Slight left at A695/Scotswood Road. Head south toward A695/Plummer Street. Turn left at A695/Railway Street. Entrance to Times Square Car Park is on the right and the Life Science Centre is directly ahead.
When driving through the city centre look out for Centre for Life and/or Times Square Car Park signage to direct you. Times Square Car Park is located two minutes' walk from the Life Science Centre.
Alternatively, avoid the city centre traffic with Newcastle's Park and Ride scheme.
Newcastle International Airport is just six miles from the city centre and Life (15 minutes by car) and has connecting scheduled flights to all major UK airports.
For accessibility information, please see our access and facilities page.
Walking map of Newcastle and Gateshead
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