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So many shops and restuarants under one roof!!
Member Name: lyndsay3201
Advantages: Lots to do, many shops.
As I live just ten minutes away, I spend a lot of time in The Metro Centre on my days off from work. The Metro Centre is a large shopping Centre located in Gateshead.
I remember when it first opened I thought that the new shopping Centre was huge! Now it doesn't seem quite so big to me - but that might be because I am so used to it.
The centre itself is spread over two floors with eight (I think:)) car parks. It is excellent for shopping although you won't find many unique little stores - it's mostly big name high street stores. Some examples of these big stores are : House of Fraser, Topshop, New Look, Sports World, Dorothy Perkins, Mothercare, Boots, Lush, River Island etc and many more.
I don't know the exact number of shops in the Metro Centre, but I would estimate it to be at least 300.
As well as shopping here, you can also eat at numerous restaurants - from the likes of Macdonalds - to Tapas - Indians - Sushi - Mexican - Nandos - and loads more. There is even a special section devoted just to eateries.
We sometimes come here on an evening for a nice meal as the Centre is open until Ten pm so we can eat and stay for a few drinks also.
There is also an Odeon cinema in the centre showing all the latest movies so you can also come here on a day or night out without having to brave the traffic into town.
At the moment there are refurbishments going on, which have unfortunatly done away with Metro Land - an indoor fairground and Amusements.
When the refurb is complete, the centre will hold a bigger cinema, lots of new restaurants, and a soft play and kiddy friendly area. This will be fantastic as it will be somewhere new to bring my baby boy.
I am impressed with the Metro Centre's choice of shops and restaurants, and am looking forward to the redevelopment being completed.
It is also always lovely and clean, with great baby changing facilities for those of you with little ones.
Come and have a look if you haven't done so already!!
Summary: Great facilities!!