Located on the northern bank of the River Tyne, the historic city of Newcastle is a fantastic destination to indulge in some retail therapy. Newcastle’s striking coastline and stunning bridges are perfectly complemented by its fantastic shopping.
Newcastle has everything you could want from a city shopping scene, from high-end designer boutiques to quirky vintage stores. Discover something for every taste and budget, all within walking distance of the train station.
Shopping in Newcastle: intu Eldon Square Shopping Centre
With an enormous 34 million visitors a year, the intu Eldon Square Shopping Centre is one of the busiest shopping destinations in the UK. With an impressive collection of over 150 high street names and specialist outlets, showcasing everything from boutique fashion, to homewares and more, the intu Eldon Square Shopping Centre is a must-visit for any bargain hunter.
Eldon Square is the perfect place to get into some real retail therapy, find the dream outfit for your next big occasion or relax with a friend over a coffee or lunch in one of the centre’s many food and drink outlets.
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Shopping in Newcastle: Trinity Square
Situated on the south side of the River Tyne, in Newcastle’s adjoining town of Gateshead, Trinity Square offers shoppers the opportunity to shop and relax in style. With a great list of fantastic retailers, showcasing a whole host of different products, from high street fashion, to homewares, toys and other goods, Trinity Square is sure to have something for everyone.
There are plenty of places to refuel after you’ve spent a hard day shopping, whether it’s casual dining at one of your high street favourites or trying one of Trinity Square’s independent eateries. If you’re looking for something else to add to your visit, then catch one of the latest blockbusters at Trinity Square’s Vue cinema. Book your tickets to Newcastle and visit Trinity Square today.
Shopping in Newcastle: Grainger Market
A Newcastle institution for over 180 years, Grainger Market was originally the place where Geordies would buy their fresh meat and vegetables. Now, it’s not only a one stop shop for some of Newcastle’s finest fresh food producers, it is also home to a wide array of hidden gems. Take a stroll round the Grade 1 listed building that houses the market and take in the kitsch antique signs on all the stalls. Make sure to check out the Yesterday Society, an Aladdin’s cave packed to the rafters with vintage and retro clothing and accessories for men and women. A visit to the market isn’t complete without a trip to The French Oven bakery, famed for its black pudding bread.
Shopping in Newcastle: Monument Mall
Situated right in the heart of Newcastle city centre, facing the historic Greys Monument, you’ll find Monument Mall, home to three floors of top high street favourites and independent stores. With a number of flagship retailers on site, you’ll never be short of the latest fashion and homeware trends when you shop at Monument Mall. It’s not all about shopping either, there are also plenty of great places to grab a bite to eat, whether it’s a sit-down meal, or something quick and tasty to have on the go. Open seven days a week, there’s no reason not to enjoy a sensational shopping experience at one of Newcastle’s top shopping centres, so book your tickets today and visit Monument Mall.
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Shopping in Newcastle: Central Arcade
Take a stroll through the stunningly beautiful Edwardian surrounds of Central Arcade to escape the hustle and bustle of the high street. A destination in its own right, decorated with exquisite mosaic tiles and marble, the arcade first opened in 1837 and is home to a number of quaint stores.
The opulent, triple-domed Central Arcade was originally built as a commercial exchange in the 1830s and later became a newsroom and art gallery. With over 18 stores showcasing everything from musical instruments, to shoes, coffee and homewares, Central Arcade is a great place to shop in style.
The vaulted glass ceilings make a visit to Central Arcade an experience to remember – they even house the Newcastle Tourist Information Centre, where you can find information on other great places to visit during your trip.
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Shopping in Newcastle: High Bridge Quarter
No shopping trip to Newcastle is complete without a stop-off at the High Bridge Quarter, the independent shopping heartland, just a short walk from Newcastle Railway Station. As one of the only remaining cobbled areas of Newcastle, the High Bridge Quarter maintains a certain charm that adds to any shopping experience.
With a fantastic mix of independent retailers, it’s a great place to shop for anything from fashion to local produce and it’s not all about shopping. If you’re feeling peckish you can try out some food on the go from one of the local vendors. There are plenty of pubs and cafes to keep you busy too, so there’s no excuse not to visit.
Check out the uber-cool End clothing for unique men’s streetwear, Deep Vintage to pick up some retro threads or Union for bespoke denim. If it’s vinyl digging you’re after, you can’t go wrong with SPIN and RPM Music, two of the best music shops in Newcastle.
The High Bridge Quarter is also a great place to check out for brides (and grooms!) to be. Try Most Suitable, Here Come the Bridesmaids or Most Desirable for all your suiting and booting needs.