STYLISH AND WELCOMING, CHARTS is an exceptional venue at the heart of the Quayside, delivering a superb experience for customers from near and far.



On Newcastle’s famous Quayside, located midway between the Tyne and Millennium Bridges and with beautiful views of the river and Sage Gateshead, sits Charts. Built in the late 18th Century to early 19th Century, records show that this prominent Grade II listed building has had a long and eventful life and played an important role in the history of the river.

Narrowly surviving the 1854 Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead that destroyed much of the Quayside, the building was home to Matthew S Dodds, a printer of books, maps and charts. With a shop and workshop on the lower floors and a house on the upper floors, it was here that sailors setting out on a voyage came to buy maritime charts that showed not only the safe passages and perilous channels of the River Tyne but also the seas and oceans of the world and the original ‘Charts’ signage can still be seen on the front of the building.

Inside Charts, where there were once maps and charts of the oceans, the building’s walls are now filled with a fascinating collection of art from across the ages and from throughout the world. Da Vinci vies for attention with Cold War Steve while Impressionist Greats share wall space with today’s Pop Art and images from twentieth century America hang next to Italian Renaissance masterpieces. This variety and eclectic mix bring a vibrancy and cool ascetic to Charts. With seating on four floors and amazing views of one of the most famous quaysides in the world, Charts is the perfect place to eat and drink in stylish surroundings. Outside, pavement tables allow customers to watch the world go by and, on a Sunday morning, experience the hustle and bustle of the famous Quayside market.


Our Fabulous Top Deck

Why not have your private party on Charts’ Top Deck. With amazing views over the river and a buffet if you wish, this is the perfect location for your special night, whether it is a company Christmas Party, an engagement party or just a family gathering. It’s suitable for 30 to 80 people.

To book this wonderful space:

call us on 0191 338 7989

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Charts’ Christmas Cocktail Party

Celebrate in style this Christmas with your own Private Cocktail Party at Charts. Enjoy our private event space with cocktails on arrival, a delicious festive feast and a dedicated Christmas Cocktail Menu guaranteed to add merriment to your event.

Opening times:

Monday & Tuesday

Wednesday & Thursday
4pm – 10pm

Friday & Saturday
12 noon – 12 midnight

12 noon – 7pm



Charts, 63 Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DE


0191 338 7989



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