Best Bar: Join the mix of clientele at The Forth Bar (Pink Lane, Newcastle) where there's a wide range of ales and bottled lager.
Best Restaurant: The Big Mussel (The Quayside, Newcastle) has the finest selection of seafood in Newcastle.
Best Shopping: Metro Centre, Gateshead with everything from unique brands to price conscious stores, there is something for everyone here, all under one roof.
This is the world's first tilting bridge and provides visitors with stunning views of the Tyne, Newcastle and Gateshead Quaysides. A stunning pedestrian and cycle bridge which operates like the giant lid of an eye slowly opening, forming an arch under which ships can pass.
The Sage Gateshead is an international home for music and musical discovery. It houses two main stages of acoustic excellence, a 26-room music education centre, a music information resource centre, four bars, a brassiere and a café. The building itself is spectacular; entry is free, so pop in and have a look around for great views of the Quayside.