"For Newcastle’s one-stop shopping malls, head to Eldon Square or to the MetroCentre. Eldon Square counts almost 150 stores, ranging from big retail chains like Marks & Spencer to department stores like John Lewis, Debenhams and Fenwicks. Need a little pick me up? The mall is also home to Marble Slab and Starbucks for that ice cream or caffeine boost. The Metrocentre in Gateshead, which claims to be the biggest shopping mall in Europe, includes household names like House of Fraser, Next and Wallis. And apart from shops, there are plenty of food outlets, an IMAX cinema, and ten-pin bowling and arcades. Plus, there’s the added convenience of a regular shuttle to the mall from Monument and Central Station as well from Gateshead Metro station."