One of the first outlet mall in the UK, the North Shields Royal Quays Outlet has a village setting and is home to around fifty great brands covering everything you need for yourself, your home and your family. Offering great discounts of up to 60% off the manufacturers recommended retail prices, the centre offers shoppers terrific value for money on everything from One Irons for golfers to CDs for armchair enthusiasts. You will find your favourite brands here : from iconic fashion brands like Guess, Clarks and Gap to sporting labels, like Nike factory store and Trespass.
The North Shields Outlet also provides a great location for a family day out. There are regular programmes of live events throughout the year as well as cafes and coffee shops to relax in. At the start of every hour check out the Lightning Clock; as each hour approaches, the sound of thunder is heard, the wind blows, smoke billows out at the poor ‘weatherman’ until gradually, the storm dies down, and all is quiet again - for an hour.
The outlet mall is located to the East of Newcastle on the site of the former Albert Edward Dock, reflecting the areas strong shipping history. It is also close to the North Shields International Ferry Terminal where regular passenger ferries arrive from Amsterdam and continental Europe; making it popular with both British and European shoppers.