Inside Newcastle's bizarre 24-hour vending machine store

By Katie Anderson

In the early hours of the morning, when all the shops are long closed but you're in need of a midnight snack, some entertainment or a phone charger. Where do you go?

For those in Newcastle city centre, the answer is to a handy 24-hour vending machine shop, located just off the Bigg Market on Grainger Street.

The cove of packaged goods and emergency supplies has attracted attention on TikTok, after one Geordie creator discovered the place for the first time.

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In the video she asks "Hang on, am I the only one in Newcastle that didn't know about this?

"You can eat mars bars and monster munch to your heart's content. My mind is blown."

Until recently the unit was a general convenience store, and so many locals have also expressed delight at the new addition to the city centre.

Inside, there's several vending machines selling a range of goods, including chewing gum, sweet treats, tissues, dummies, playing cards and fizzy drinks.

According to Newcastle City Council, it's unclear who owns the unit.

However, because it's located next-door to student accommodation and plenty of lively clubs, it's likely to be a lucrative spot for the owners.

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