Party Office
60 Highbury
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 3LN

Tel: 0191 281 2935
email: wbjazzfest@btinternet.com

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Travel Directions

If you are joining us for the first time, the Classic Jazz Party takes place at the Village Hotel, North Tyneside, on the Cobalt Office Park which is about four miles from Whitley Bay itself and just off the A19. The full address is Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE27 0BY, telephone (0191) 270 1414. Click here to visit the Hotel website for details of facilities.

Those travelling with SatNav should input the Hotel’s postcode, NE27 0BY. For those navigating by more old-fashioned means, comprehensive directions from all points of the compass follow below! There is free parking for 400 cars at the Hotel.

On arrival at the Village Hotel, please go to the Party Information Desk, located in the main reception lobby, where you pick up your Weekend Pass and ribbon. These should be displayed at all times, please.

Travel directions to the Classic Jazz Party

Northbound by car
Follow the A1M Northbound. Take the A194 towards Hebburn and Tyne Tunnel. Join the A19 towards the Tyne Tunnel. Continue through the Tyne Tunnel. On leaving tunnel, turn left on A19 North towards Morpeth. At the next roundabout continue on the A19 North, then take the first slip road on the left. At the bottom of the ramp, turn right at the big roundabout onto the A191 for Whitley Bay and New York. Go straight over the next roundabout, staying on the A191 for Whitley Bay Centre and Country Park. Pass Northumberland Arms on your right, then turn right at the roundabout onto Silverlink North (brown sign for VILLAGE HOTEL). Hotel is 100 yards on the right.

Southbound by car
From the A1 southbound, join the A19 at Cramlington. Turn off to join A191 signposted for Whitley Bay. At the big roundabout take the second exit onto the A191, signed for Whitley Bay. Go straight over the next roundabout, staying on the A191 for Whitley Bay Centre and Country Park. Pass Northumberland Arms on your right then turn right at the roundabout onto Silverlink North (brown sign for VILLAGE HOTEL). The Hotel is 100 yards on the right.


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Westbound by car
From the A69, take the A167 (inner city motorway) and fork left at the underpass onto the A1058 signed for Tynemouth and the Coast. At the Silverlink exit, stay in left lane on exit ramp and turn left onto A19 North. Leave at first sliproad exit on the left. At the bottom of the ramp, turn right at the big roundabout onto the A191 for Whitley Bay and New York. Go straight over the next roundabout, staying on the A191 for Whitley Bay Centre and Country Park. Pass Northumberland Arms on your right, then turn right at the roundabout onto Silverlink North (brown sign for VILLAGE HOTEL). The Hotel is 100 yards on the right.

From Newcastle/Gateshead by car
Crossing the Tyne bridge, bear right and take the underpass (A167), then take first exit ramp on the right, signed for A1058, Wallsend & The Coast. Stay on the A1058 until the Silverlink exit. Keep in left lane on exit ramp and turn left onto A19 North, signed for Morpeth. Leave at first sliproad on the left. At bottom of ramp, turn right at the big roundabout onto the A191 for Whitley Bay and New York. Go straight over the next roundabout, staying on the A191 for Whitley Bay Centre and Country Park. Just past Northumberland Arms pub on your right, turn right at the roundabout onto Silverlink North (brown sign for VILLAGE HOTEL). Hotel is 100 yards on the right.

By rail
Newcastle Central Station - 6 miles. Taxi from here to Village Hotel, or you can take the Metro to Northumberland Park station, then the Route 19 bus to Silverlink North – the bus stops in front of the Hotel.

By air
Newcastle International Airport - 12 miles. Continue by Taxi, or you can take the Metro to Northumberland Park station, then the Route 19 bus to Silverlink North – the bus stops in front of the Village Hotel. 

Local Transport: Four public bus services from the coast (numbers 309, 337, 355 & 356) stop outside the Hotel, and the Route 19 bus connects with the Metro system at Northumberland Park station. Full bus timetables are available from the Hotel reception or online at www.nexus.org.uk. In addition, we have negotiated a special deal with East Coast Taxis for discounted fares between the Village Hotel and Whitley Bay/Tynemouth, for those who prefer a fully flexible, door-to-door service: phone 253 3770/253 3777.