Nowhere in the North East can beat Newcastle for its massive selection of shops - whether it's haute couture, vintage, urban street wear, or high street chic you're after, Newcastle is the capital of style. Northumberland Street, Monument and Eldon Square are the main shopping areas whilst streets like High Bridge have stylish boutiques and vintage shops.

The Metrocentre

The Metrocentre in Gateshead is one of Europe's largest shopping and leisure centres with over 300 retailers and 50 cafes and restaurants - just a short bus or train journey from Newcastle city centre.


Every Sunday there is a traditional street market on the Quayside selling everything and anything, and an Arts and Crafts market on the Armstrong Bridge in Jesmond. Farmers markets are run on the first Friday of each month at Monument, where you can buy meats, cheese, confectionery and other local produce.