Friday, 30 July 2010
Northumberland Street is a pedestrianised shopping street in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. A survey in 2004 identified it as the having the most expensive retail rents in the UK outside of London. Its most famous store is Fenwick ( known locally but incorrectly as Fenwicks) which was founded in Newcastle by J.J. Fenwick in 1882 and was at that time one of the first department stores in the UK.
The street is regularly entertained, or annoyed, by buskers and performance artists such as this mime artist yesterday.