The Tourist Information Centre is open 7 days a week located right in the heart of the city in the Central Arcade on Market Street (near monument). Also look out for the blue uniform of the "NE1 Street Rangers" (NE1 being the postcode of the city centre) patrolling the city between 9am and 7pm 7 days a week who are happy to give out free maps, directions and tourist advice.

A good starting point for researching a trip is whilst features many discounts for local businesses.