1. Spend a day shopping at into Metrocentre
Stock up on garb from your favourite designers at Europe’s largest shopping and leisure centre, intu Metrocentre. Featuring 330 stores, ranging from high-street department stores to independent boutiques, plus more than 60 bars and restaurants—even an IMAX cinema–it’s the perfect place to spend a rainy day.
2. Pick up designer clothes at great prices
For designer threads at discount prices, swing by Dalton Park Outlet Shopping Centre just off the A19. Boasting 60 different vendors (and more than 200 designers) you’ll find everything you need… and plenty more you want.
3. Visit Newcastle's famous department store
No trip to Newcastle would be complete without a visit to Fenwick, the city’s premier department store. Spread over five floors, including one of the largest beauty halls in Europe, it’s truly a shopper’s paradise.
4. Find the best cheeses at Matthew's Cheese Shop
Whether you fancy a smooth goat’s cheese or a sharp Cheddar, Matthew's Cheese Shop (located in the Grainger Arcade) will send your taste buds into a tizzy—just like they’ve been doing for the last 50 years. Although you’ll find plenty of local British cheeses in this quirky shop, you can also stock up on fancy fromage from all over the world.
5. Find curiosities and antiques at Fern Avenue
Looking for something distinctly different for your home? Let Fern Avenue Antiques Centre show you the way. Offering an array of exclusive products from local designers and suppliers, it’s the perfect place to score unique furniture, trinkets, and textiles.
6. Browse for souvenirs and more at Central Arcade
Shop for clothes, accessories and souvenirs at Central Arcade on Grainger Street (fun fact: it originally served as a commercial exchange and newsroom when it was built in 1837).