I once spotted my dream engagement ring here, never bought it of course. Who buys their own Art Nouveau, 6ct Emerald cut Aquamarine and Baguette Cut diamond platinum ring? Well I wish I had. Even if it meant tempting fate, because it was gone an hour later, and I have still never quite gotten over its' loss.
Once you have left here, head further north up to 142 Nortumberland Street to The Antique Centre (just opposite Sgt. Pepper's). This houses numerous dealers spread accross the 2nd floor such as Time Antiques who specialise in Art Nouveau and Art Deco. This is the best spot for antique silver gems in my oppinion, and a good few hours can be whiled away inside. Be warned though you will come away with more than you bargained for, I went in for a silver charm and came out with a rose gold watch! You never see just one thing (or at least I never do!).
Laing Art Gallery, have a walk around Blackfriars, China Town and the old City walls (and call in at The Bodega - my favourite City Centre pub), and as you have started do a Real Ale Trail around Ouseburn (my second home) and catch a sensational array of beer, cider and live music along the way. Stroll along the Sunday Quayside Market for hand printed T-shirts and cards, check in at the Baltic and The Sage (technically Gateshead before you comment!) and head to El Torero for the best Tapas in town. A weekend will never quite be enough in Newcastle, and this post can only cover the smallest amount, but thats ok, because you will be back. So will I. Again and again and again.