Home to two of the largest shopping centres in the UK, Newcastle is a must-visit destination for fashionistas and shopaholics! We’ve summarised some of the best places to shop til you drop:
Eldon Square shopping centre
intu Eldon Square is the heart of shopping in Newcastle featuring an impressive list of over 150 high street names and specialist shops including Debenhams, Fenwick, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer, world famous brands including Apple, Adidas and Hollister and flagship stores for New Look, River Island and Topshop.
You will also be spoilt for choice when deciding where to eat, drink and relax during your visit with an exciting choice of cafés and restaurants including Costa Coffee, Nando’s, Pizza Express, Starbucks Coffee, Strada, Wagamama and more.
The intu Metrocentre was expanded in 2013-14 to maintain its title as Europe’s largest shopping and leisure centre. Under the intu Metrocentre roof is all the shops, restaurants and leisure activities you could possibly want as a local or visitor to the area. There are almost 330 shops included in the shopping mall which include the likes of major department stores such as Debenhams, House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer. From high street favourites to independent boutiques intu Metrocentre has got it all.
The intu Metrocentre is home to the only IMAX cinema in the North East and Namco Funscape, which includes bowling, dodgems, soft play and much more.
In addition to the huge shopping choice there is also a fantastic range of over 60 restaurants and bars, cafes and coffee shops. Whether you’re looking for fine dining or a quick bite to eat you can make a meal of it at intu Metrocentre.
On Nelson Street in the city centre, Monday-Saturday the Grainger Market offers a huge choice of food stalls. This indoor market has fresh, local produce and confectionary as well a small shops located nearby.
Royal Quays Outlet Centre
Royal Quays was one of the first outlet centres in the country originally opening in 1996. With over 50 outlet shops to choose from offering up to 60% OFF RRP on a host of famous brands, plus regular entertainment and live events all set within a unique environment, you have all the ingredients for a great day out.
This triple-domed building was built in 1837 for Richard Grainger. It was originally a commercial exchange and newsroom and later an art gallery. It was rebuilt in 1906 after a fire, at which time the present Central Arcade was formed to cut through from Grey St to Market St with a link to Grainger St. Under its glass barrel-vaulted roof, the glorious tile work is a joy to behold. Today the Arcade houses a number of retail outlets making it a great place to shop.
Monument Mall is located in the heart of Newcastle city centre fronting onto Greys Monument, Northumberland Street and Blackett Street. It has recently undergone a £15 million refurbishment with a flagship TK Maxx store and a host of new retailers and high street brands such as Jamie’s Italian, Jack Wills and Reiss.
Tynemouth Station Market & Flea Market
Every third Saturday of the month Tynemouth Market hosts a Farmers’ market featuring a wide array of local produce alongside the regular variety of market stalls.
On Saturdays and Sundays why not head down to the Tynemouth Flea Market to pick up a bargain during your weekend. A popular market offering a wide range of items from books and paintings to ceramics, antiques and homeware plus much more.
* All of our information is correct at the time of publishing