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Spanish City

The wait is over…

The iconic Spanish City has 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


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. 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.


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