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“Shopping Heaven”
Review of The MetroCentre

The MetroCentre
Ranked #7 of 43 things to do in Gateshead
Certificate of Excellence
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Chester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Shopping Heaven”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Excellent shopping centre...something for everyone and loads of choice for eating. All clearly mapped out and easy to find.

Visited March 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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“lots of tat and easy to get lost”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

the metrocentre is a huge place as it is the UK's largest shopping center but it has no decent shopes in and is is easy to get lost

Visited January 2013
2 Thank liam e
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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8 reviews
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“Heaven for shopaholics like me!”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

I LOVE the Metrocentre, when it comes to shopping centres, Metrocentre really can't be beat.
It has hundreds of shops and tons of different types of restaurants, it also has an IMAX cinema.
It has a huge variety of restaurants, ranging from fast food such as McDonalds and Burger King to pub food, sushi and Italian/Spanish/Mexican/Indian/Chinese food etc. There is even a new champagne bar if you fancy a tipple and a rest from all that shopping.
It has an even bigger variety of shops, from department stores, clothes stores, home stores, beauty stores, electrical store. Anything you could want you will find in the Metrocentre.
There is also a good choice of cafe's and coffee shops.
There is a new area outside of the Metrocentre called 'Metroasis' It includes a Harvester restaurant, Toby carvery and a drive through Starbucks and Krispy Kreme.
There is a bowling alley and amusement arcade for younger people (or just young at heart!)
Parking is plentiful and free.
We usually park in the coach park where it's easy to get in and out of and there are always spaces. There is even a free mini bus which will drive you from the entrance to your car (we never take advantage of this but it is handy for elderly people)
The Metrocentre is always clean (although the Metrocentre public toilets could be clean)
Overall you can spend a very enjoyable day here shopping, dining, visiting the cinema etc.

Visited January 2013
2 Thank B L
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80 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Shopping heaven”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

We love this shopping mall...it has hundreds of shops and restaurants under one roof and now has a crispy creme drive through in the carpark.....perfect.It has a shop mobility scheme providing an electric scooter and parking space .there are always things happening for the kids and adults alike ..from fashion shows to kids entertainment ...Im told its the biggest shopping mall in Europe

Visited January 2013
2 Thank LBDYork
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Exactly what you'd expect from a supersize Mall in the UK”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

If you want Free Parking, a wide yet eclectic collection of restaurants, a MASSIVE IMAX cinema and more shops than you could shake a stick at. I will say the whole metrocentre could do with a massive clean and yes fair enough, the recession has closed a few shops, even big chains.
There's now more Disabled parking than ever, even parking for electric cars to charge up now-a-days.

I just don't get why you'd shop in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland or Durham when you'll pay for parking and not have the range of shops that the Metrocentre has.

Oh yeah, and it's got a roof over it's head too.

Visited December 2012
3 Thank AngelOnYourShoulder
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