About Us

Spanish City

About Spanish City

In 2018, the iconic Spanish City returned to rekindle its love affair with the residents and visitors of Whitley Bay.

Spanish City hosts everything from Christmas markets and corporate exhibitions, birthday parties and spectacular weddings.  Award-winning Trenchers Restaurant and Takeaway, fine-dining 1910 restaurant, Valerie’s Tearoom and The Champagne Bar take permanent homes inside the historic building. We’ve also built a name for our stunning afternoon teas, which can be enjoyed under the dome in The Gallery or with sea views in 1910.

Spanish City with fireworks in the background

Work undertaken has included the restoration and repair of many previously lost original features and the addition of modern spaces, a new car park and refurbishment of the famous ‘dancing ladies’.

The ceiling of the central space has also been removed from the ground floor, allowing visitors to see the dome in all its glory from inside for the first time in over 100 years, whilst railings in the buildings original style have been reinstated on the surrounding gallery. Seaward-facing full height windows have been fitted in keeping with the original Spanish City, revealing incredible views of the coast and St Mary’s Island.

We pledge to ensure that the heritage and prestige of the iconic Spanish City are maintained, whilst breathing new life into the venue and supporting the regional and local economy. Spanish City will once again be an integral hub within Whitley Bay and surrounding coastal communities.

Internal view of Spanish City Dome


All of our venues value sustainability and understand the importance of protecting our planet. We use sustainably sourced fish, have a zero single-use plastic policy and recycle all of our waste. Wherever possible, we go straight to the source for our product and we will continue our efforts to help create a more sustainable planet.

We also frequently arrange beach cleans to rid the coastline of litter and create a safer environment for locals, keep toxic chemicals out of the water and save marine wildlife on the coastline, in the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

Accessibility & Inclusivity

Spanish City prides itself on being inclusive and working with all our visitors.

We recognise that visitors with a disability may need assistance to fully enjoy the experience at Spanish City. We have a number of disabled bays in our car park right outside of the building. Please note, this car park is chargeable for all patrons. This includes blue badge holders. Please see the signage in our car park for further information. We have disabled toilets on every floor too.

We have a lift leading to the second floor located on the right hand side, inside the building, just outside of Trenchers and Valerie’s. Then, we have a lift from the second floor to the roof, located on the opposite side of the Dome.

Also, we have a lift in Valerie’s tearoom that allows you to access Spanish City from The Links entrance.

Spanish City does not tolerate any form of direct or indirect discrimination. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity.

We have introduced this equal opportunities policy to provide a healthy environment which will encourage good and productive working operations within the organisation.


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