From ornate arcades to huge outlets, Newcastle has an excellent variety of shopping destinations to explore. Whether you enjoy hitting the high street or scouring market stalls for a bargain, every taste and budget is catered for in Newcastle. Luckily, the city centre’s so compact, you can cram a lot of stores into one day. So why not book into one of our Newcastle hotels and hit the shops as soon as they open? That way, you can drop off your bags before refueling with a night on the Toon.
Shopping in Newcastle
From fashion and food to fabulous bargains or bric-a-brac, shopping at one of Newcastle’s markets is a great way to spend the day - and soak up some local culture while you’re at it.
Venture into Tynemouth Station at the weekend for one of the busiest markets in the North East. At Tynemouth Market you’ll find stalls selling art, crafts and bric-a-brac, as well as fresh farmers’ produce on the third Saturday of each month. Perfect for picking up a bargain, it’s close to Premier Inn’s North Shields (Ferry Terminal) hotel if you don’t fancy the short hop back to town.
Grainger Market has over 100 businesses, all in one Victorian covered market. With independent traders and big-name shops, you’ll find everything from fashion to food. Be sure to check out the Marks and Spencer Original Penny Bazaar, the world's smallest M&S store.
On Sundays you’ll find the banks of the Tyne transformed into a market filled with handcrafted goods and local produce. With artists, designers, jewellers and food producers all selling their wares at Quayside Market, it’s the perfect place to pick up a souvenir.
If you love your shopping in a gleaming, luxurious mall, you’re in the right place. Newcastle is home to two of the largest shopping centres in the UK, making it a must-visit for shopaholics.
With vast amounts of free parking and regular bus and train services from the city centre, the Metrocentre in Gateshead is so big, it’s a day out in itself. Besides big department stores, key designer brands and high street labels, there’s homewares, gifts, gadgets and more to be found among its 330 stores. The UK’s largest shopping mall also boasts an Odeon, a Namco entertainment centre and over 50 cafes and restaurants, if you can bear to tear yourself away from all the shopping. It’s only a short hop from Newcastle and the Premier Inn Newcastle (Metro Centre) is practically on its doorstep.
If you're looking for a high street hit, you’ll find all your favourite stores under one roof at Eldon Square. With plenty of kids and foodie events laid on for free, why not make a day of your shopping trip?
Built on the site of former docks, the Royal Quays Outlet Centre has over 40 of your favourite stores selling leading brands at irresistible prices. With plenty of restaurants and cafés to take a break in, this is the perfect place for a shopping spree.
It’s not just high street favourites to be had in Newcastle. You can also get yourself kitted out in real designer style or pick up a one-of-a-kind gift, by heading to one of the city’s glitzy boutiques.
Built in 1906, Central Arcade has kept its elegant Edwardian charm and has to be one of the city’s most beautiful places to shop. But while it looks pretty, it also houses a number of boutiques, independent shops and well-known brands. There’s quirky vintage jewellers Bcharmd, Space NK and Daniel Footwear all under its ornate glass roof.
You can’t leave the city without heading to the Fenwick department store. The original of only 11 Fenwicks in the UK, this is five floors packed with designer heaven, with fashion and accessories from the likes of Paul Smith, Kurt Geiger, Barbour and Diesel.