In many ways Tynemouth is the perfect english village with an ancient castle and priory at one end in which three kings of England are buried, at the other, a statue of Queen Victoria whose replica can be found in New Delhi. In between sit 800 metres of shops, cafe’s, restaurants and bars. There is only two big chains represented on Front Street, a Co-op and as ‘Subway’, apart from that all the retail outlets tend to the local and the unique, a bit like Newcastle’s Grainger Market. At night and at weekends the area is transformed by visitors, during weekdays it tends to be quiet. Once a year it hosts the Mouth of the Tyne Festival
Tynemouth Retail Icons
In recent years a number of beach based cafe’s have opened, adding a touch of glamour to the area, particularly Riley’s Fish Shack, located in the spectacular King Edward’s Bay.