Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5QQ www.graingermarket.org
Nestled in the centre of Newcastle, the Grade I listed, dome-covered building of Grainger Market is a slice of Newcastle history. First built in the 1830s, this was the largest of its kind and even housed Marks and Spencer Original Penny Bazaar, the world’s smallest M&S. Now, you can get everything from clothing and footwear (shout out to the Doc Martens fans, you’re gonna love this!), to devilish cupcakes and coffee shops in Grainger Market. It has recently developed into a foodie’s heaven, with delights such as Redhead’s Mac ‘N’ Cheese (with sticky rib Mac and Cheese which is to die for), SnackWallah (which does amazing vegetarian Indian food) and Pumphrey’s Coffee (which is THE place to go for a coffee whilst in town). It’s also been the set of many TV shows and films in its time, as well as a bomb shelter in WWII. For retail therapy with a local twist, it’s all about Grainger Market.