Whitley Bay town centre

Whitley Bay is a browsers' paradise - offering a great mix of high street names and independently-run specialist shops, from pet boutiques to bespoke jewellers, and everything in between.

There's also a great choice of coffee shops, restaurants and bars - perfect for recharging your batteries.

Whitley Bay enjoys a reputation as a fun place for both young and young at heart, and is a magnet for day-trippers particularly on summer weekends.

Wallsend town centre

Whether you're looking for great value groceries, dealing with your bank or hunting for a bargain, why not visit Wallsend?

It's a historic and lively town with lots going on - including an international award winning museum at Segedunum, fine parks, and a new leisure centre all complementing the shopping experience.

North Shields town centre

North Shields offers a great mix of high street names alongside specialist shops and businesses run by local people.

Its Beacon Centre also offers a range of shops under one roof, ideal for shoppers who like to spend time browsing for a bargain.

Tynemouth village

Tynemouth village has an intriguing mix of shops as well as restaurants, wine bars and superb village pubs and Green Ginger Arcade, set in a converted church, with a range of speciality shops.

Royal Quays outlet centre

Royal Quays was one of the first outlet centres in the country originally opening in 1996. With over 50 outlet shops to choose from offering up to 60 percent off regular retail prices on a host of famous brands, plus regular entertainment and live events all set within a unique environment, you have all the ingredients for a great day out.

Visit the Royal Quays outlet centre website.

Silverlink shopping park

Silverlink, open seven days a week and located on the junction of the A19 and A1058 (Coast Road), offers a wide range of shops and eateries and with over 1,500 free car parking spaces to make shopping easy.

Visit the Silverlink shopping park website.

Killingworth centre

The centre has 35 retails units, provides plentiful free parking and a wide range of shops.

Visit the Killingworth centre website.