Metrocentre, Newcastle upon Tyne.: "Airport Terminal or just plain terminal ?" Top 5 Page for this destination England Shopping Tip by sourbugger

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Just don't mention the shoes

From Sourbugger's Newcastle Upon Tyne Page on the Metrocentre - an enormous shopping centre:

The reason why men will always be superior to women : because whatever a woman is concentrating on part of her brain will be wired up to thinking about shoes (sorry for the sexism, but it is a good joke)

I have long suspected that it is only Edwinadolly and Bernishand who ever read shopping tips here on VT.....

Just to annoy them, I will not point out where the shoe shops are. (not that they could read a map anyway)

This massive shopping centre was the largest in Europe when it was built, and probably still is. This at least means that there is a good variety of shops. There are also real pubs which men can seek refuge or sanctuary in. In addition the 'Metroland' theme park (indoors) means that younger kids can be occupied for a while on a collection of fairground rides.

The place used to owned by the Church Commissioners. It seems rather odd that this Cathedral to the God of Mammon has actually helped the Church of England to stay financially afloat.

Rather like an airport (which it closely resembles) there is also a Christian Chapel tucked away in one corner of the centre.

What to buy: All the normal high street names are here, plus several more specialist ones

Directions: Actually in Gateshead, it is very accesible - including by train
Theme: Other
Website: http://www.metrocentre-gateshead.co.uk

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 14, 2004
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