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High street shopping

Shop Safe

A number of measures are in place to help people shop safely in South Tyneside.

Shop Safe campaign

Along South Shields' pedestrianised King Street and Waterloo Square you will find a great selection of big high street favourites such as NEXT, River Island, Argos and Boots, as well as popular fashion stores including Northern Threads to name just a few.

Ocean Road, Fowler Street, The Denmark Centre and Queen Street all just footsteps away host even more shops and stores for your browsing and buying.

Independent retailers selling ladies and men's clothing, footwear, gifts, jewellery and accessories add another element to the shopping mix bringing unique products to satisfy those looking for something that little bit different.

With plenty of car parking spaces, ease of access and great transport links, whatever your shopping desires, we're sure you'll find what you're looking for in South Shields!

Transport links

The Town Centre of South Shields has fantastic transport links with easy access from metro, ferry, car or bus.

Public transport


Use the Tyne & Wear Metro and get off at South Shields Metro station right in the heart of the centre.

Nexus: Metro


A busy bus station operates services in and out of the region to the town centre.

Nexus: Bus


To travel between North Shields and South Shields hop on the Shields Ferry and disembark just a minute walk from the Market Place.

Nexus: Ferry

For help planning your journey on public transport call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.


If travelling by car South Tyneside is served by excellent trunk roads.

The A194 links to the A1(M) motorway providing easy access from the South and the A19 via the Tyne Tunnel provides a convenient route from the A1 North.


South Shields has a number of town centre car parks catering for both long and short stay visits. 

For more information on where to park in South Tyneside visit South Tyneside Council: Parking