Where to buy the best of everything: Tyne & Wear

When it comes to shopping, Tyne and Wear has plenty of great places – from small boutiques to franchised retailers – for you to get the very best products. Whether you’re after unique jewellery, art or vehicles, you’ll find a fabulous array of shops that cater to your needs. Here are a few of our favourites.


Trollbeads in Newcastle is a great place to find unique jewellery. Founded in 1976, it offers an extensive collection of beads from which you can custom make bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings and more. Each bead costs anywhere between £23 and over £1,000 – so you can make your jewellery as special as you like.

For items that have been handmade, visit The Glamorous Owl off Newcastle’s High Bridge. A range of distinctive designs is on offer, worked in silver, as well as handbags and leather goods, glass and more from other local artists.

Speciality spirits

Those who enjoy speciality beers and spirits won’t want to miss Poetic License in Sunderland, a distillery, bar and restaurant that produces its own vodkas and gins, as well as offering ales and craft beers from local suppliers. Visit on a Saturday night for live music too.


If you have an interest in modern fine art, Priory Art in Tynemouth is the place to go. Work from both internationally acclaimed and local artists is on display, with original canvases and sculptures as well as bespoke glassware and ceramics available to view and purchase.


If you like to get out and about on two wheels and need a new bike, visit CJ Performance Cycles in Newcastle. Offering great quality cycles at competitive prices, as well as a large stock of Shimano parts, it’s one of the best places in the region for cycling enthusiasts.

If it’s a new car you’re after, why not pop into Hodgson Motor Group in Newcastle and Gateshead? We have a wide range of quality new and used vehicles for sale, as well as a fantastic selection of seasonal deals.

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