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The Blue Carpet

New Bridge St., Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AN, England
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  • Excellent3%
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  • Average9%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible70%
13 Apr 2018
“Walk on by...”
26 Apr 2017
“Waste of money”
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New Bridge St., Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AN, England
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Neglected and decaying. Even when it was new it was poorly implemented. Amazed it's even listed as an attraction. Walk on by...

Thank Martin T
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

This was a total waste of money when it was first installed and can hardly be seen at all now. Totally pointless

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This was a huge waste of money for a "blue" carpet which has turned grey with age, a bit like me! They even had to replace the original, dangerous, tiles after a load of accidents!

Thank Ray I
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Just near the Premier Inn at the bottom of John Dobson street it is a quirky piece of art - it looks like a giant has just peeled back part of the pavement - reading the reviews I feel people just don't get it -...More

1  Thank chris e
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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Walked past this many times and still don't get what it's about. Modern art can be really cool but on this case it's a waste of money and pavement

Thank Stuart N
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

I only discovered this was 'thing' as opposed to just a normal pavement with a lightly quirky bench when I cam across it on here whilst searching for things to do. At night I noticed the odd glisten paving slab and by daylight I could...More

Thank C_F_D1992
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

sadly this was built up to be a big attraction and never came to anything. total waste of (council) money. Don't bother visiting it.

Thank 1930sBetty
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Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

There was great excitement years ago in the run up to the unveiling of the Blue Carpet- until it opened! At which point people commented on its lack of colour!!!!! The stand out feature is a very clever seat which looks as it has just...More

Thank ELIZABETH B
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Reviewed 28 June 2015

its not blue , its not even nice, detracts from all the really lovely historical buildings around it ocasionally it has a nice food fair there but other than that its just vacant space

Thank littlesarmypez
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Reviewed 13 February 2015

The Blue Carpet & Lego Men were both pathetic addition to the supposedly" City of Culture". Waste of time and money and made Newcastle look ridicules. God knows what happened to Lego Men probably taken refuge in some office in Civic Centre. Blue carpet needs...More

1  Thank redkath
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