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The view westwards along the Tyne Valley

The Quayside is an area along the banks (quay) of the River Tyne in Newcastle upon Tyne (the north bank) and Gateshead (south bank) in Tyne and Wear, North East England, United Kingdom.


The area was once an industrial area and busy commercial dockside serving the area, while the Newcastle side also hosted a regular street market.[1] In recent years the docks became run-down, and the area has since been heavily redeveloped to provide a modern environment for the modern arts, music and culture, as well as new housing developments (e.g. at St Peter's Marina[2]). Along the Newcastle side is an area that houses restaurants, bars and night clubs as well as housing and the Newcastle Law Courts. The NewcastleGateshead initiative now lists the Quayside as a top ten attraction.[3]

The Gateshead side of the river is designated and signposted as Gateshead Quays. It is the site of the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and The Sage Gateshead performing arts and conference centre. Also moored on the Gateshead side from 1984 until 2008 was the Tuxedo Princess (replaced for a time by sister ship Tuxedo Royale), a floating nightclub, beneath the Tyne Bridge near the Sage.[4]

The Sage, an arena and conference centre, is under construction between the Sage Gateshead and the Baltic.[5]

One of the Quayside's main features is the pedestrian Gateshead Millennium Bridge, opened in 2001, which spans the river between the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and the Newcastle Law Courts. The other bridge which allows direct road and pedestrian links between the two banks is the low level Swing Bridge, built in 1876, and located nearer the two respective city centres. Using the two bridges, the Quayside is the venue for the junior course of the annual Great North Run.[6]

Whey Aye[edit]

In July 2019, Newcastle City Council passed plans to erect a giant observation wheel on the quayside at Spiller's Wharf as part of a wider ‘Giants on the Quayside’ development. Dubbed the "Whey Aye" wheel, at 460 feet (140 m) tall it would be the tallest such structure in Europe upon completion, which was anticipated to take two years.[7][8]


Notable buildings include:

Public transport[edit]

Go North East's QuayLink Q1, Q2 and Q3 services operate frequently. QuayLink connects most of the main attractions and destinations in NewcastleGateshead, serving those who live, work, study, or those just visiting the area.


  1. ^ Morton, David (4 April 2018). "Then and Now: Newcastle Quayside Sunday market, 1978". nechronicle.
  2. ^ "St Peter's, Quayside". Newcastle Residential Areas. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  3. ^ NewcastleGateshead Initiative. "NewcastleGateshead Quayside Top 10 Attractions". Retrieved 2 June 2008.
  4. ^ "Tuxedo Princess – the floating nightclub". Inside Out. BBC. 8 August 2008. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
  5. ^ Whitfield, Graeme (27 January 2022). "Tech firm Sage to sponsor new Gateshead conference centre and arena". Business Live. Retrieved 2 June 2022.
  6. ^ "Junior Great North Run road closures for Saturday - where and when restrictions are in place". The Chronicle. 9 September 2017. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Massive Whey Aye wheel approved for Newcastle despite claim it will be 'cheap and nasty'". The Northern Echo.
  8. ^ "Plans for largest Ferris wheel in Europe approved". 26 July 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  9. ^ "Quayside". Timmonet. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  10. ^ "The Custom House". Quayside Lives. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Mood changes at the Malmaison". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Law Courts, Newcastle upon Tyne". Modern Architecture. Retrieved 29 September 2015.

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Coordinates: 54°58′08″N 1°36′17″W / 54.96889°N 1.60472°W / 54.96889; -1.60472


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