Royal Quays, Outlet Centre, North Shields

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Royal Quays is an area of North Shields, North Tyneside, England, near the River Tyne.Built on the site of former docks, and containing the pre-existing North Shields International Ferry Terminal, the area was renamed Royal Quays in 1990 and redeveloped with housing, a shopping centre and a water park known as Wet n Wild. A hotel, sports centre and trampolining centre are also part of the development.HistoryThe area is centred on the former Albert Edward Dock which is now the Royal Quays Marina.TransportThe nearest Metro stations are Meadow Well and Percy Main.In addition to the North Shields International Ferry Terminal, cruise ships regularly dock at the Port of Tyne terminal. A car terminal is adjacent.Royal Quays Outlet CentreThe centre has been used by the BBC to film scenes for children's programmes.As of May 2017, the shopping centre was home to:
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  • This precinct is a bit on it's own and doesn't really have enough shops to draw people in. Good Costa. Probably summed up by a shop, when asked about late shopping, said, yes we open late on a Thursda...  more »
  • We used to love coming here to shop but our last visit was a big disappointment. No m&s outlet...why??? Lots of empty units it's just not as good as it once was!  more »
  • Really quiet. Lots of empty units which is a sign of the times. Used to be a half decent shopping centre but has gone downhill  more »
  • Good variety of outlet shops with actual things you want to purchase including Body Shop, Next, Tog 24, Trespass, Thornton's GAP, there's card shops, home wares, shops for shoes, bags, clothing, cookware, makeup etc, plus places for sitting and eating, probably about 30-40 shops. Plenty of free parking and it's usually nice and clean. It can be busy but not uncomfortably so.
  • Nice place to walk around, kept tidy and nice scenery. Just feels a bit dead and run down in different ways. Some shops are empty and some have less stock than you'd imagine. For example the pound shop seems to be missing a lot of stock every time I come here. I know that isn't overall the Outlets fault but I still feel like they should be keeping up to the standards of the centre.
  • This is a lovelly place to get a nice coffee or a quick bite to eat. It can be very quiet during weekdays to. It is always clean and tidy . The only negative thing is the nearby sewage works can make this place stink from time to time lol but overall a great place and nice selection of shops
  • We always visit the royal quays whilst visiting family in the area. I noticed a lot of empty shops this time. Sometimes I can buy things other times not a thing. It's always worth a visit once or twice a year
  • It's worth visiting for a look around, there's some reasonable outlet/discount stores ; e.g Nike, next, gap, M+S but it's overdue an update and some investment. Some decent coffee stops are there too
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