City Centre

Sunderland city centre

With so much to explore and experience in the city centre, you'll find something for all the family. There's a museum, art gallery, great open spaces, shops for every taste and budget and no shortage of places to enjoy on a night out, plus over 3500 parking spaces and excellent public transport links.

Revolution is close to the Empire Theatre and serves food daily, including pizzas and sharing platters, great for sharing with friends. Cocktails are the speciality at Revolution where you can choose from a large selection.  VIP nights and private parties can also be booked at this trendy venue.
A cosy, warm and inviting Italian restaurant based in the city centre. A varied menu of authentic and modern Italian dishes ensures the restaurant can suit all diners tastes.  Happy Hour starts Monday through to Sunday 5pm - 7pm and a takeaway service is available throughout the week. If you are...
Each night is different at Ruba; why not try teapot Tuesday, student Wednesday, karaoke rock nights on Thursday and live music on Friday and Saturday. Includes a beer terrace and two floors of fun!
A new addition to the Sunniside bars, Sam's Bar is tucked away down the stairs of the beautiful old Maritime building. Large couches are in snugs on either side of the bar which sells a range of lagers, wines and spirits.
Sambuca is a North East chain of Italian restaurants with venus across the region.  Sambuca at Sunderland comes complete with sweeping views across the River Wear.  The restaurant has specials including three course lunches for £3.95, it is hard to beat on price. Walk-ins are welcome, but the...
San Marino restaurant is located just on the outskirts of the city centre, approx 1.5 miles from the centre. San Marino is a classic Italian restaurant serving an array of delicious dishes. A daily Happy Hour is available from 5pm - 7pm Monday - Saturday and a takeaway service is available,...
The Sculpture Trail, running along the final part of the C 2 C or Coast to Coast was created over a decade from 1991 to 2001 by sculptor Colin Wilbourn and writer Chaz Brenchley. Colin and Chaz worked with residents of Sunderland to create the trail which brings together Sunderland’s past and...
A charming nostalgic tea room, the surroundings are kitsch, fabulously vintage and welcoming. Enjoy having your tea served in a vintage china tea cup and taste a range of home made foods. Why not check out the ever changing window display of quirky tea cosies. Trying one of the 'Vintage Hollywood...

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Did you know?

L.S. Lowry spent his holidays in Sunderland at Seaburn, painting scenes of the coast, port and coal mines. The city is the home to one of the best collections of L.S. Lowry paintings in England.

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