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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  • Had a good look around and was disappointed at the lack of atmosphere and all the empty shops. Toilets were a little spooky too. Down an alley and very sparse. Pound shop was friendly as was Bonmarche...  more »
  • As other reviewers have mentioned we used to enjoy coming here especially on a warmish day . But its looking a bit tired and needs some TLC and investment to entice new shops and shoppers. It is so co...  more »
  • 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 »
  • I tend to go in the same shops all the time Really not a lot to choose from,it's more for older people I would say. Wish they'd pop a few more decent shops in here and ide come more often as it's as lovely little shopping center but just not a lot of choice for women who like to go clothe shopping. They do have toilets and caf├ęs. So that's always handy. And a cashpoint. But there's nothing exciting about the Royal quays
  • Great place for bargains but don't expect to go into the shops of most of the big brand retailers in residence and find the same variety as you would in one of their high street stores, although some (such as Mountain Warehouse) stock the standard range of goods. There's a couple of decent coffee shops you can drop into whilst here and as well as being relatively compact the site has the advantage that you can get around largely undercover if it's raining. Parking not usually a problem.
  • Good range of outlet shops, bargain prices & plentiful free parking. Note: M&S no longer here, tourist information office also gone. For even more selection of shops, try Dalton Park.
  • Not bad, make sure you check out which shops are there before you go, more of a value outlet centre than a premium one, good non the less
  • A good shopping outlet...... just a shame it wasn't enclosed. Can be absolutely freezing in the winter with a north wind blowing
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