Newcastle is a beautiful city. It's small, compared to many other cities in the UK, which could be either a pro or a con. I like it because it means that pretty much everything you need is in walking distance - shops, the cinema, bars, restaurants... there's also a fab range of each. There are easily enough shops to spend an entire day in Newcastle shopping. Not only are there commercial cinemas, but also independent ones which offer something a little bit different. Some of the best restaurants I've ever been to have been in Newcastle, and there's a great range. And, obviously, the bars are definitely not lacking - from cheap drinks to classy venues!