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Fancy a spot of retail therapy?

Advantages: Mostly under one roof so ideal for shopping in bad weather
Disadvantages: Mostly just chain stores so not the one-off shops you find in town

At one point, the Metrocentre, located just west of Gateshead (and south of Newcastle upon Tyne, if that's more helpful) was the biggest out-of-town shopping centre in Europe. However, as the out-of-town shopping experience grew in popularity in Britain, ...

fizzytom 23.02.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Metro Centre, Newcastle

Shopaholics' heaven!

Advantages: great for all, variety, opening times, accessible
Disadvantages: /

For a great deal of my life I have lived just ten minutes away from the Metrocentre by foot. This means that I can visit the shopping centre as many times as I like, which is certainly not a bad thing! I do love spending time there, but what makes it so m ...

Amy69 23.03.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Metro Centre, Newcastle

SHOPPING IN METRO STYLE!

Advantages: see review
Disadvantages: see review

...I am not a huge fan of purpose built shopping centres but there are times when I really need retail fix! As I live within an hour’s drive of the Gateshead metro centre it is to this centre a head. The metro centre is the largest shopping centre in Europe ...

anwar 30.07.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Metro Centre, Newcastle

The ultimate in retail therapy

Advantages: Shops, food, shops, food … more shops
Disadvantages: Hard on the feet … and the bank balance

For those of you unfamiliar with the North East of England just a little geography lesson … you may have heard of Newcastle upon Tyne (as in "coals to Newcastle", Newcastle United, "Fog on the Tyne", the Tyne Bridge - the one that looks like a small ...

mgrigsby 06.07.2002 · Read full review
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Review of Metro Centre, Newcastle

Would you like to meet the Metro Gnomes

Advantages: Good public transport links; shopping and leisure; good visitor facilities
Disadvantages: Crowds

**OK, disclaimer - the Metrocentre is not in Newcastle, whatever category this appears in. Its actually in Gateshead, south of the Tyne, thank you very much!** As an adopted Geordie, I have been known to take part in that great north eastern pastime - ...

Collingwood21 11.09.2002 · Read full review
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Review of Metro Centre, Newcastle