(Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK)
Newcastle is home to some of the largest shopping centres in the whole of Europe, featuring many popular high-street brands, major department stores and independent Newcastle shops. MetroCentre in Gateshead and Eldon Square in Newcastle are two of the most popular shopping centres, with department stores including Debenhams, Marks and Spencer, Barker and Stonehouse and nearby Ikea. Newcastle's legendary Fenwick department store in Eldon Square offers a personal shopping service and a vast range of goods, including the latest fashions.
The main shopping areas in Newcastle are bordered by Northumberland Street and Granger Street. Newcastle's Central Arcade and Monument Shopping Mall area are within easy reach of Newcastle city centre and are full of an enormous selection of shops. Some of Newcastle's top fashion boutiques and stores can be found in Princess Square, Jesmond and also in Grainger Town. Newcastle city centre is the main shopping area in Newcastle and is home to a number of large shopping arcades and galleries. There are also a number of shopping centres outside of Newcastle city centre, including several out-of-town shopping developments.
Newcastle is very different to many other cities in the United Kingdom and leads the way in chic fashion and stylish design. One of the major advantages with shopping in Newcastle is its size. So much of Newcastle is well pedestrianised and you can easily walk between the shopping centres, or take a bus or taxi.
Most shops in Newcastle open seven days a week, throughout the year, opening around 09:00 until 17:30 and often much later. On Sunday, Newcastle shopping opening hours are generally shorter than the rest of the week and most shops also have late-night opening on Thursday, until at least 20:00.
Newcastle is home to a large number of shopping centres, both modern and more traditional in design.
Central Shopping Arcade
Address: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 5BQ, England
Located in central Newcastle, the Central Shopping Arcade dates back to the beginning of the 20th century and features traditional Victorian architecture and a good selection of shops.
Open hours: Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - 09:00 to 18:00, Thursday - 08:00 to 20:00
Eldon Garden Shopping Centre
Address: Percy Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 7RA, England
The Eldon Garden Shopping Centre can be found in Newcastle city centre and is a large shopping mall with two floors full of shops, fashion outlets and a food area.
Open hours: Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - 08:00 to 17:30, Thursday - 08:00 to 21:00, Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00
Eldon Square Shopping Centre
Address: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 7JB, England
Tel: +44 (0)191 261 1891
The Eldon Square Shopping Centre, in central Newcastle, is a large shopping mall featuring almost 150 different shops, including major high-street brands.
Open hours: Monday to Wednesday - 09:00 to 17:30, Thursday - 09:00 to 20:30, Friday - 09:00 to 17:30, Saturday - 09:00 to 18:00, Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00
Metro Shopping Centre
Address: Centre Management Offices, The Metro Centre, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 9YG, England
Tel: +44 (0)191 493 0250
The prestigious Metro Shopping Centre, on the outskirts of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, is one of the largest shopping centres in the country and includes a leisure complex, with state-of-the-art multi-screen cinema.
Open hours: Monday to Wednesday, Friday - 10:00 to 20:00, Thursday - 09:00 to 20:30, Saturday - 09:00 to 19:00, Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00
Land of Green Ginger Shopping Centre
Address: 78 Front Street, Tynemouth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE30 4BP, England
Newcastle's Land of Green Ginger Shopping Centre is a small shopping centre in the Tynemouth area, with many interesting specialist shops and antique stores.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 17:30, Sunday - 10:00 to 16:00
Monument Shopping Mall
Address: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 7AL, England
Tel: +44 (0)191 233 2323
The Monument Shopping Mall is a large, redeveloped building, with an impressive glass dome. Home to many major department stores and independent shops; Newcastle's Monument Shopping Mall has four floors.
Open hours: Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - 08:00 to 18:00, Thursday - 08:00 to 20:00, Sunday - 10:00 to 16:00
Royal Quays Outlet Shopping
Address: Coble Dene, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 6DW, England
Tel: +44 (0)191 296 3743
Royal Quays Outlet Shopping, in the suburbs of Newcastle, features almost 50 shops selling discounted goods, a number of cafés and a playground area for children.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 18:00, Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00