A better shopping experience


Take a break from the sightseeing and hit the shops for some retail therapy. With a varied mix of boutiques, high-street stores and independent retailers, the North East has a whole host of shopping destinations on its patch...

 

Central Arcade ·

Newcastle

This exquisite Edwardian triple-domed shopping arcade offers a distinctive retail experience compared to the more tradition high-street environment. Built in 1906, and elaborately designed with mosaic tiles from top to bottom, Central Arcade is packed with high-end stores and is right in the heart of Newcastle.

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Intu Eldon Square ·

Newcastle

For the ultimate big-name shopping experience, visit Intu Eldon Square – in the beating heart of Newcastle City Centre. Here, you have the choice of over 100 stores and the chance to wind down in any of the restaurants and bars in the recently-opened Grey’s Quarter.

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Intu Metrocentre ·

Gateshead

Within ten minutes of Newcastle central station, Gateshead’s Intu Metrocentre is a shopaholic’s dream come true! Filled to the brim with designer and high-street stores, this retail centre has something for everyone – as well as plenty of places for tired shoppers to relax or enjoy a bite to eat.

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Quirky Shopping ·

Durham, Whitley Bay, Northumberland

For locally inspired gifts, head to the many independent retailers and quirky shops dotted around the north east. Don’t leave without calling at For The Love Of The North – a small independent souvenir shop in Whitley Bay – or Alnwick’s Barter Books, one of the largest second-hand bookshops in Britain.

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Local Markets ·

Tynemouth, Northumberland, Durham, Newcastle

Lose yourself among the bustling crowds at one of the North East’s many weekly local markets. Browse arts, crafts and vintage bric-a-brac in the Victorian setting of Tynemouth, sample local Northumberland produce at Hexham or grab handmade keepsake at the Newcastle Quayside market.

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