The orange door next to Dog Leap Stairs in Newcastle opened in July 2014.
Located just under the majestic rail arch, down Grey Street and Dean Street. We stock some ace gifts, or presents as we prefer to call them, including local art. We're getting more known for the growing collection of truly original greeting cards that 'say it like it is' and a variety of Geordie and Northern themed cards (Good Crack). If you're after super Souvenirs we've got all sorts from magnets to tea towels and the essential postcards.
61 Side is our actual street address, we're located on an infamous street called SIDE, just up from the Tyne Bridge and down from Newcastle's Castle.
Whilst we are called UpSide Down Presents, we wanted to make the web address shorter and snappier, so 61side.co.uk is the online version of 61 Side, Newcastle, NE1 3JE.
Small Steps Add up to Big Leaps...
Dog Leap Steps
Steps Down from Monument
Steps up from the Tyne Bridge
Sq Ft Shop (Cosy)
Who do we think we are?
One man & his dog...
Sean & his dog Oscar are the main living creatures on site, although Oscar is more part-time. Of course many others are involved on 'The Side', from family & friends to other local businesses, folk and the like.
What we sell...
We don't just sell gifts, souvenirs and cards, we give you more...
Get your North East Souvenirs including Postcards, Mugs, Coasters, Tea Towels, Magnets, Prints, Books, Keyrings, Pens, Maps, Badges, even Candles.
Local Art & Prints
We offer a superb range of local Geordie Gifts, as well as original signed prints, photos of Newcastle's popular sights as well as the other side of Newcastle.
Original Greeting Cards
We stock a range of greeting cards for all occasions, that are truly unique, many hilarious, a lot naughty. We don't believe in cards for cards sake, we think they should really state something, and boy do ours stand out. We have locally themed Geordie cards, especially those rare cards with MAM on (not Mum or Mom), and lots of funny one-liners that "say it how it is".
Gifts / Presents
We carefully select gifts from a range of local, national and international suppliers. Impulse gifts like little pick ups that will make you or others really have a perky-pick-up, to industry design-led and proper cool things you just gotta have/want.
For a relatively small space, we've got a huge range of gifts, cards & ideas. We're all about thoughtfulness, creativity, originality and affordability!
We don't just dot our i's, we turn them upside down - a symbol for our obsessive detail on product quality and the like. Below are just some previews of the items we stock, to get a full picture come into our shop!
To qualify for Insider Membership status you just need to have purchased six greeting cards from wor shop, and had your loyalty card stamped.
In exchange for nothing, aside from a few of your details, you will be given your own shiny plastic card with your name on it. Your Insider Membership will then entitle you to the following:
FREE card up to the value of £2.95!
50p OFF all future card purchases!
10% OFF owt else; Forever, Ever!
Insider Offers - Nee Catch or Spam.
You will be given exclusive access to sale items, as well as new product drops.
We aren't exactly just about generating transactions. We're all about the experience, the personal touch; from when we sell you quality stuff to give onto someone else, or even yourself! We play top tunes in our shop, local musician or band? Pop your stuff in we'll play it (no naughty words). We're always open to have convos about the area, what to see and do, the weather and all in-between. Well behaved dogs are welcome too, with free water and massages on-hand. So when we're open, the door isn't just open, lets open our minds ... then wallets/purses if you want to :)
We are rethinking and reinventing gifts as you know them! We're uniquely placed geographically & creatively.
Signed local art, quirky gifts both hand-made ourselves and carefully hand-picked for sale. An always refreshing range.
New ideas can equal new tangible products, we're a conveyor belt of these kind of goods. We're always open to joint enterprises too, of the good kind!
Good quality with the right prices to match. Some of our products have even been spotted in Harrods and Selfridges, with us better value of course!
We don't just sell, we buy too!
We are always open to interesting projects, products and the like.
Have any specific requests? thoughts? feedback? products? wish lists? Just let us know!
We're open 7 days a week, and when events are on we try to adjust our hours to make the most of foot fall. We do occasionally close for 5-30 minutes in the middle of the day for a quick lunch and/or toilet break (we don't have water or gas facilities you see).