How to Find Us

Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books

30 Lime Street ,

Ouseburn Valley ,

Newcastle Upon Tyne ,


T: 0300 330 1095 ext 300




Limited parking is available in the Ouseburn Valley under Byker Bridge and along Lime Street. A 57 space car park is available behind Seven Stories on Foundry Lane, postcode NE6 1LH. Please be aware that the footbridge connecting this car park and Seven Stories can become slippery during bad weather. Please take care.

There is additional parking to be found a short walk from Seven Stories on Stepney Road  (4 minute walk), Ford Street (6 minute walk), Albion Row (10 minute walk) and Spiller’s Car Park (10 minute walk).

You can view proposed updates to parking restrictions here. These changes are yet to be implemented.


Transport Links

By Rail

Newcastle Central Station in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne has excellent rail links with all major UK cities, for more information visit thetrainline Transpennine Express or GoEuro. Seven Stories is a 15 minute taxi ride from Central Station, there are also Metro and bus links.


By Metro

The nearest Metro stations to Seven Stories are Manors and Byker, both are approximately a 15 minute walk away. For more information on the Metro system visit Nexus .


By Bus

Bus routes from the City Centre are as follows:

From Central Station (Clayton Street) Newcastle - Bus number 22, stop at the Tanner's Arms and walk down Crawhall Road, then Stepney Bank to Lime Street.

From Monument (Blackett Street) Newcastle – Bus numbers 39 and 40, 12, 62 and 63 onto New Bridge Street. Stop is opposite St Dominic's Church.

For transport information, visit a Nexus Travelshop located at major Metro stations, visit Nexus   or contact Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.


By Bike

Seven Stories’ postcode is NE1 2PQ, we are POI number 16 on this Newcastle City Council Cycle Map .


Seven Stories has collaborated with our neighbours to show you what fun you can have from a full day out in Ouseburn Valley.

Click here to download a fun map  of the Ouseburn illustrated by Tom Woolley, perfect for children.