Since moving to our new office back in May we have been really enjoying how easy it is for our models and clients to visit the TTM HQ. From new faces joining the family to old clients coming in for a catch up and a cuppa – This was definitely a happy move for us!
One day our head booker Kelly took a peak out the window and thought just how beautiful the old surroundings were. So we decided to do a little research.
The office is based in Blackfriars court which is actually next door to the old friary. During the early years of the 13th century, orders of friars began to establish themselves in England.
Newcastle came to have five friaries within its walls. With its origins dating back to 1239, Black Friars lays claim to being the oldest dining room in the UK. Hosting guests such as King Henry III!
There is a long and fantastic history to look into about Black Friars which is definitely an interesting read for anyone with a bit of spare time. Including why the famous Toon Army wear black and white. Did you know that this was because of the Friars in Newcastle?
We are very proud of our heritage and we feel privileged to be surrounded by it.
Feel free to check out the Black Friars restaurant page if you want to learn more history… or if you love a good Sunday dinner!