City Centre

Mackies

Shopping in Sunderland's city centre is a great way to explore the city, while snapping up some fantastic bargains.

Home to plenty of retailers, you can shop until you drop to find the latest in fashion, cosmetics, sports, electronics, homeware, toys and more with a selection of big brand retailers, independents and boutiques. 

The Bridges indoor shopping centre is one of Sunderland's most well-known shopping complexes with over 90 shops, including the biggest UK retailers. Its central location makes it perfect for a Saturday afternoon of retail therapy, or Christmas shopping during the hustle and bustle of the festive period. It's also home to the famous Jacky White's market! You can also enjoy a new range of small, boutique shops at Mackie's Corner.

The best part of shopping in the city centre is that you'll also be within reach of Sunderland's best bars and restaurants, so you can stop for a coffee, a slice of cake or even a cocktail or two to recharge. There's also plenty of outdoor spaces and nearby attractions to make a day of it.

The city centre is easy to reach by bus, metro, train or car and there's plenty of off-road and multi-storey parking to be found. 

Go shopping in Sunderland today!

(photograph credit Gavin Selby, Arty, Inc)

Empire Cinema

Watch the latest blockbusters in the best way possible - on the big screen at our city centre cinema. With 12 screens, plus VIP boxes and premium seats, you're sure to have a great time.

FabLab Sunderland

FabLab Sunderland combines a workspace, community maker-space and learning zone - encouraging artists, inventors, students and businesses to collaborate, exchange ideas and make things.

Gravity Force - City Centre

Whether you're a freestyle pro looking to showcase an insane routine on the Tumble Tracks or an average Joe looking to get stuck into a game of trampoline dodgeball there really is something for everyone.

Grosvenor Casino - City Centre

Fancy testing your luck at roulette, Black Jack or Poker? Head down to Grosvenor Casino in the Sunniside Leisure Complex for a night out with a difference.

Mowbray Park - City Centre

At the heart of the city sits Mowbray Park, one of the oldest parks in the North East of England and often described as 'the jewel in the crown of the city centre'.

Quasar Laser Quest - City Centre

The ultimate Quasar Laser Quest adventure game for all ages, providing a unique and exhilirating experience at the largest indoor laser quest arena in the North East.

Sunderland Empire Theatre - City Centre

Sunderland Empire Theatre brings big West End productions, drama, comedy and musicals into the heart of the city.

Sunderland Museum, Library & Winter Gardens - City Centre

Discover Sunderland's fascinating history in one place. With a collection dating back to 1846 there are plenty of surprises at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. Perhaps the most famous object of all is Wallace the Lion.

Sunniside

Sunniside is the historic core of Sunderland, and at the height of our shipbuilding powers, this was the business centre of the industry.

The Bridges Shopping Centre

With over 90 shops, covering the best of the high street names as well as some more specialised stores, the centre has probably got what you're looking for, whether it's fashion, beauty, gadgets or something for the home. Jacky White's indoor market is also situated in The Bridges.

Parking

The City Council aims to provide the highest standards of security and customer care for car park users in Sunderland, with many of the car parks in the city centre having attained 'Safer Parking' status.