Little Black Book

Welcome to High Life North’s Little Black Book.

This will be your go-to guide for making the most of living the High Life in the North East. We have curated a list of the best of the North East’s independent and small business scene, from hairdressers to hotels, cafes to co-working spaces.

With inclusion within this directory based on a subscription model, you can be sure that the information about the businesses included will be up-to-date, and you’ll find our top tips within these pages as well. As lovers of this fantastic region ourselves, the HLN team has taken on the hard task of trying out a whole host of North East businesses, restaurants, cafes and more to bring you the best of the best.

Have a look to discover our top choices for places to eat, drink, stay, shop and explore. Make sure you subscribe to our e-letter as we’ll be dedicating Friday’s to the Little Black Book, with ideas, tips and offers for the week ahead.

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The Clearing

A friendly team of qualified and experienced counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists to support you through difficult times with online counselling and psychotherapy services.

Hancock Gallery

Home to an evolving programme of exhibitions and specialist collections, Hancock Gallery offers an extensive range of contemporary artwork for sale from celebrated local and international artists.

Fire & Co.

Specialising in creating your perfect interior – whether that be from using their interior design service or from shopping in their 7,000-square-foot showroom.

House of Zana

Sustainable, luxury garments handmade in stunning and vibrant fabrics.

More Mia

Offering the latest luxe fashion for less...

The Bowes Museum

With treasures at every turn, this museum, parkland and formal gardens has something for everyone.

The Paddock

Fresh food delivered from the land to your hand.

Honour Health

Providing NHS and private dental treatments, teeth whitening, dental hygiene services, orthodontics treatments, veneers, composite bonding and facial aesthetics.

Finale Shoes and Accessories

A family-run, award-winning independent shoe shop in the lovely village of Corbridge, Northumberland.

Naturally North CBD

Offering multiple CBD brands and products only supplied from reputable companies backed by laboratory certificates.


Eleven is a modern British restaurant showcasing the very best seasonal produce available.

Dene’s Deli

Award-winning, long-established sandwich shop and deli with a difference.

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