Shopping in Newcastle
|| As the adopted
capital of the north, Newcastle offers credit card consumers
and cash customers a haven of spending that ranks right
up there with the UK's leading lights in shopping.
As city centres go, you'll find Newcastle’s one
of the cleanest and most compact you’re likely to
come across, so whether you're shopping with purpose or
for pleasure, you'll find this one of the most enjoyable
shopping centres in the country.
Grey's monument in the centre of it all is very useful
as a point of navigation, and if you ask anyone where
anything is they will usually offer this as a starting
point. But from there, the shops radiate out in all directions
so whichever way your shopping instinct draws you, you’re
sure to find shops to browse in.
The hub of Newcastle’s shopping experience is the
vast Eldon Shopping Centre [map],
which seems to stretch the breadth of an average UK town
centre. There’s quite a range included in the 140
shops in the centre, so whatever the weather you’ll
be able to splash the cash without getting rained on.
You could spend hours here browsing undercover but there
is more to see.
Once described as the “Oxford Street of the North”,
the city’s main shopping thoroughfare is Northumberland
Here you’ll find well known shops like HMV, H&M
and WH Smiths as well as an entrance to Fenwick,
Newcastle’s most famous department store.
Of all the purchasing you can do in Newcastle, it's probably
fashion where the city can really impress. The boutiques
and shops will make sure you're kitted out with everything
from happening headgear to funky footwear. As well as
the popular high street stores you'll also find exclusive
boutiques selling hot to trot designs.
Retro threads can be found at Attica, replica tops can
be bought from Toffs, cutting edge clubwear from Maverick
and ladies and gents can get kitted out at Leaf. But for
designer labels head to Princess Square [map] off Northumberland Street.
And if you’re visiting Newcastle from outside the
EEC you can take maximum advantage of Newcastle’s
offerings with tax free shopping, just contact the tourist
Information for details.
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