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Newcastle and Gateshead shopping

You’ll be spoilt for choice on a shopping visit to Newcastle and Gateshead, with designer boutiques, bustling markets, historic department stores, and modern malls offering the latest fashion. Over five floors Fenwick sells everything from fashion to toys, and boasts a world-class food hall and restaurants. A must visit on any shopping trip to Newcastle is the Central Arcade – both for its luxury brands and striking architecture. Grainger Town is full of boutique stores including Dr Martens and men’s clothing store End. The original Quayside Market includes a mix of traders selling all manner of goods and entertaining sideshows.

The first Friday of every month sees the Newcastle Farmers’ Market take up residence around Grey’s monument in the centre of the city. The market champions the plethora of local food and drink producers who call the North East home. Here you will find seasonal fruit and vegetables, award-winning cheeses, delicious baked goods, fish, meat, mouth-watering street food, preserves and craft ales all made, raised or grown within a 50-mile radius of Newcastle. It’s the perfect place to pick-up a picnic lunch or delicious hot street food while you are out and about exploring Newcastle.

Our picks

intu Eldon Square
Eldon Gardens

Percy St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7JB

intu Eldon Square is the retail heart of Newcastle city centre. One of the largest city centre shopping destinations in the UK, and home to an impressive list of over 150 famous brands. From fashion and beauty, to electronics and homeware, you’ll find everything you need within walking distance. The indoor shopping centre offers a range of cuisine from around the world, choose from over 20 restaurants within Grey’s Quarter. From Pan-Asian to Central American, from Italian pizza to Spanish tapas, there’s something to tickle your tastebuds – in fact, the only challenge is choosing what you fancy. Visit website

intu Metrocentre
intu Metrocentre

Metrocentre, Gateshead NE11 9YG

Cross the River Tyne to Gateshead and you will find yet more top-class retail therapy. intu Metrocentre is Europe’s largest covered shopping and leisure complex, with more than 300 retail outlets, restaurants, a 12-screen Odeon IMAX cinema and entertainment hub with arcade games, 10-pin bowling, and children’s soft play. Easily reached by train from Newcastle Central Station or by bus and car, and with ample free parking, the Metrocentre has malls full of high street labels and the Debenhams and House of Fraser department stores. As well as luxury designer brands like Hugo Boss, Breitling and Rolex.  Visit website

Charles Clinkard
Mens shoes

Percy St Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7JB

Charles Clinkard has been providing high quality footwear for over 90 years. With footwear collections catering for men, women and children, Charles Clinkard maintain their reputation for high quality shoes and outstanding customer service thanks to a team who are passionate about working meticulously to provide the best footwear for all the family. Visit website

Northern Threads
Mens clothing

14 Ocean Rd, South Shields NE33 2HZ

Northern Threads are passionate about providing customers with a fresh take on men’s fashion, constantly researching and sourcing the best designer brands that reflect our innovative philosophy. Expect fresh twists on established designer labels, as well as quality garments from emerging urban brands. Visit website

Souvenirs upon Tyne

6 Dean St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1PG

Souvenirs upon Tyne is proud to stock over 100 local suppliers celebrating the great Newcastle upon Tyne and North East. The strong multi-lingual team are happy to help, chat and advise. They’re not just there to sell products, they are there to support Newcastle upon Tyne and beyond in every little way possible. Visit website

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Image credits: ©Alexey Fedorenko/Dglimages /Zhu Difeng/; Tony Hall/intu Metrocentre

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