We’re working hard to keep our website as up to date as possible against the backdrop of the ongoing coronavirus situation. If you have any specific queries about a business or takeaway option – we recommend going directly to the business’ website.

Telephone: 0191 493 0200


We're Good to Go

The measures we have put in place:

  • Enhanced hygiene regimes that were introduced at the start of the outbreak will continue, with more deep cleaning of key areas and touchpoints like escalators, toilets and keypads.
  • We will be placing limits on the number of people and cars allowed into the centre at a time, with some parking bays closed.
  • There will be a raft of other measures such as one-way systems, floor stickers and staff training to ensure visitors stay socially distanced.
  • To learn more about what to expect, visit their dedicated safety and wellbeing page.

How you can help when visiting us:

  • Please take a look at the update centre map to plan your visit to Metrocentre to help you navigate the centre and services during this transitional period.

What shops are open at Metrocentre?

Metrocentre in Gateshead is open and ready to welcome you to shop! The Metrocentre's temporary opening hours are: Monday to Friday: 9am-8pm, Saturday: 9am - 7pm and Sunday: 11am-5pm. You can see quickly and easily which shops at Metrocentre are open and when using the shopping centre's handy store directory here.

Food & Drink at Metrocentre (takeaway or dine-in options available)

Grab a bite to eat while you're shopping at Metrocentre and pick from top spots like Five Guys, Thaikhun, and Krispy Kreme. Discover which restaurants, cafes and food kiosks are open using their restaurant directory here.

Leisure attractions at Metrocentre

A number of brilliant entertainment options are now open again at Metrocentre including Angry Birds Crazy Golf and Odeon.

As individual opening times may vary, please check with the store directly before setting off.

Customer service desks and toilet facilities are open for use at the shopping centre.

What safety measures are in place when shopping at Metrocentre?

Enhanced hygiene regimes that were introduced at the start of the outbreak will continue, with more deep cleaning of key areas and touchpoints like escalators, toilets and keypads. Browse the updated Metrocentre map here to plan your visit to Metrocentre and help you navigate the centre and services. For full Covid-19 measures, visit the Metrocentre website.

About Metrocentre

Metrocentre is Europe's largest indoor mall-style shopping centres, conveniently situated beside the A1 in Gateshead. Visitors to Metrocentre looking for world-class shopping, dining and leisure are guaranteed a great day out at this must-visit shopping haven.

Metrocentre provides shoppers with over 300 popular high street shops over five sprawling coloured malls to make your shopping experience a breeze. Did you know, that if you walked past every shop front in the complex, you'd cover 3.5 miles - and that's without going in any stores?

Pick up the latest in fashion, beauty and homeware from major department stores including Primark, TK Maxx and Marks & Spencer, to name a few, as well as countless high-street stores selling the best in clothing, electronics, toys, stationery and more.

Pick up a designer handbag at Flannels or luxury lingerie at Victoria's Secret; shoppers looking for a unique gift or souvenir can even pick up jewellery, prints, candles, cards and more at local independent store handPICKED.

There's also a regular event programme during weekends and school holidays where children are invited to meet Metrocentre's performers the Metrognomes, creating the perfect day out for families!

Visitors looking for things to do in Gateshead will be spoiled for choice at intu Metrocentre, too. Why not play a couple of rounds of golf at the Worlds first Angry Birds Adventure Golf, or challenge yourself at Clip n Climb. Perhaps catch the latest Box Office hits on one of Odeon IMAX cinemas 12 screens? Or get competitive at Namco Funscape which includes 18 lanes of ten-pin bowling, video games arcade, an American pool hall and Europe's fastest dodgems!

Refuel or make it a date night in the Qube where you can dine in style at one of nearly 50 Restaurants, cafes and food kiosks. Sample the Japanese inspired dishes at YO!, satisfy your sweet tooth with a doughnut at Krispy Kreme or enjoy a relaxing Italian meal at Zizzi's. Whether it's Mexican, Thai or American-style diners that take your fancy, there's something for everyone!

Plan your day out to Metrocentre today!

Things to do & places to shop at Metrocentre

  • Angry Birds Adventure Golf
  • Clip n Climb
  • Namco Funscape
  • Disney Store
  • Victoria's Secret
  • Zara
  • Jack Wills
  • G-Star RAW
  • Joules
  • Apple Store
  • Pandora
  • Hugo Boss
  • L'Occitane
  • Build a Bear
  • Waterstones

Places to go for Food & Drink at Metrocentre

  • Chiquitos
  • Thaikun
  • Nando's
  • Wagamama's
  • TGI Friday's
  • Bella Italian
  • Starbucks
  • YO!
  • Wetherspoons
  • Five Guys
  • MOD Pizza

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Metrocentre new temporary opening hours:

  • Monday to Saturday: 10am-7pm
  • Sunday: 11am-5pm

Telephone: 0191 493 0200


Events at Metrocentre

Hamley's at Metrocentre

22 Oct 2020 to 31 Dec 2020


How to find us

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Big Luke's, Metrocentre

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Restaurants at Metrocentre

Namco Funscape

Odeon at Metrocentre


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