Largely pedestrianised, architectural gem Newcastle city centre offers one of Britain’s best shopping experiences. Eldon Square shopping centre in Newcastle is one of the biggest city centre shopping centres in the UK, home to a John Lewis flagship store and the original Fenwick’s department store. The coolest of designer names also feature with Eldon Square, including Apple, Guess and Holliste.
The main shopping street is Northumberland Street, which affords access to the iconic Fenwick’s store and features antique gems like Time Antiques, brimming with Art Deco, Art Nouveau and decorative arts and antiques. Beyond Northumberland Street discover the wealth of individual and unique retailers in Newcastle, with fashions for all tastes and a great selection of music and entertainment shops.
The city’s largest market is Grainger Market, one of the world’s biggest indoor markets when it first opened in the 1830s. Shoppers here can now find fresh produce, books, games, clothes and more, along with the smallest Marks and Spencer store in the world, the Original Penny Bazaar!
For classic vintage and quirky shops take a tour of the ‘Station Quarter’ around the Victorian Central Station, High Bridge and Pink Lane. You’ll find Newcastle’s best quirky independents here. Admire the beautiful Georgian shop fronts of Grainger Street, a hub for chic independent shops.
Don’t miss a tour of Newcastle’s regular Sunday market on the Quayside with The Sage as backdrop. You’ll find a range of unique crafts, gifts and specialist foods on the market stalls here. Farmers’ Markets in Newcastle city centre take place on the first Friday monthly in the Grainger Street area around Grey’s Monument.
It’s easy to head out to Europe’s largest shopping centre – MetroCentre – situated just outside Newcastle city centre in Gateshead. Regular shuttle 100 bus services run from the city centre to MetroCentre around every 7 minutes from Central Station. Journey time is around 15 minutes. Experience one of Britain’s top city shopping breaks. Find Newcastle accommodation online now!