The Quayside

Straddling both banks of the Tyne the Newcastle and Gateshead Quaysides are a vibrant mix of venues, bars, restaurants, theatres and hotels. Day or night there's so much to do, so little time!

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art


The UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institution outside of London and with great views over the Quayside and cityscape.

It's in our Top 10!

Bessie Surtees House

A Jacobean masterpiece. Some of the most enchanting architecture the city has to offer and with a fabulous story attached to it too!

Crown Posada

An unusal pub that's one of Newcastle's hidden treasures. Definitiely worth popping in for a pint.

Live Theatre


A great theatre with an international reputation as a new writing theatre. Tucked away on the Quayside it has a special atmosphere even before you take your seat.

Millennium Bridge


Tyneside's newest bridge known as the "Blinking Eye" because of its unusual movement when it opens.

There are regular "lifts" and at night it's all lit up.

It's in our Top 10!



The Quayside is an attraction in itself with walks along the Newcastle and Gateshead banks of the river Tyne. With restaurants, bars, theatre, music and arts venues it's a must-see on any visit to Tyneside.



One of the premier music venues in the region catering for all tastes

Seven Stories


This is definitely one for the kids!

Seven stories is the National Centre for Children's books and always has lots to do

St Mary's Heritage Centre

Take in the historic surroundings of the medieval, grade one-listed building, formerly the parish church for Gateshead. Local history and exhibitions

The Side Gallery & Cinema

Side is dedicated to showing the best in documentary photography. It has a small cinema attached which often shows films related to the changing exhibitions. 

Trinity House


A fascinating historic gem that you can only visit by appointment. This seafarers' building has a chapel where the roof is designed to look like an inverted ship's hull

Tyne Bridge


The Tyne Bridge is the symbol of Tyneside. 

It brings a lump to the throat of any Geordie returning home. No wonder! Just look at it towering above the river

It's in our Top 10!