The oft-overlooked city in the Sunderland-Newcastle-Durham trifecta, the little city on the sea has a lot to offer. With three of our hotels in Sunderland, we’ll always keep you close to the action. Whether you’re witnessing true sporting passion on the terraces of the Stadium of Light, catching one of the biggest names in entertainment on stage at the Empire Theatre, enjoying one of the two Blue Flag beaches nearby or learning about Sunderland’s proud history at one of its fascinating museums, you won’t be disappointed, pet.
Things to do in Sunderland
Away from The Bridges shopping mecca, you’ll find little pockets of the proud community doing their part to bring you a unique, local shopping experience. From markets to one-of-a-kind crafts and specialist independent retailers, there’s something for every taste.
Thanks to its bid to become the UK City of Culture in 2021, Sunderland’s culture scene is thriving more than ever before. With eclectic galleries, museums telling the stories of Sunderland’s proud industrial past and an exciting events calendar, there’s plenty to discover in this city on the sea.
Sunderland offers a heady range of entertainment opportunities so you’ll never have a dull moment during your stay, whether you’re dancing to your favourite music stars, cheering on your team from the terraces or enjoying what’s on stage at one of the city’s three theatres.
You’ve got plenty to keep you busy during your visit, whether you’re enjoying the Blue Flag beaches and country parks or you’re in need of some indoor activities, be they heart-pumping thrills on a trampoline or breaking out of an escape room.
Places to eat
You can eat your way all through the day thanks to Sunderland’s vast assortment of cosy cafés and restaurants, serving hearty breakfasts, tasty light bites and fine dining spots with cuisines from all over the world.
It might be the noisy neighbour of Newcastle but the night is always young where Sunderland is concerned thanks to its heady roster of karaoke bars, gin joints and clubs playing floor fillers into the small hours.