A historical part of the city, the Quayside has virtually everything, from spectacular views of the Tyne and its bridges to the historic timber fronted houses opposite the Guild Hall.
It is fast becoming the place to be seen in Newcastle. At weekends the area becomes packed with young revellers who trawl from bar to bar all along the Quayside area. The choice of hostelries is excellent ranging from the 14th century Cooperage at one end to the newer up market Pitcher and Piano at the other.
There is also a fine selection of restaurants which make it an ideal place to dine out. Those more interested in the night club scene can try out 'Riverside'. This is another reason why the Quayside is a must for a night out on the town.
A prominent feature is the Gateshead Millennium Bridge that opened in September 2001 and which spans the Tyne. This is the worlds first rotating bridge and is in the shape of an eye. One of Europe's largest galleries at the renovated Baltic flour mill opened in July 2002. The Sage centre for music also opened on the Gateshead side in 2005 to further increase the popularity of this area.