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.

Gravity Force
Whether you’re a freestyle pro looking to showcase an insane routine on the Tumble Tracks or an average Joe looking to get stuck into a game of trampoline dodgeball there really is something for everyone. Gravity Force Sunderland trampoline park features: Main court that includes over 60...
A light and modern bar located close to the Empire Theatre.  With leather seating and lots of light coming in through the large front windows this is a pleasant bar to sit in during the day especially to watch SAFC home and away matches. At night it transforms into a fun pub with DJ's on most...
Roulette table and gaming chips
Fancy testing your luck at roulette, Black Jack or Poker? Head down to Grosvenor Casino in the Sunniside Leisure Complex for a night out with a difference. As well as all the tables and games you can expect from a top quality casino, there's a restaurant serving excellent food. The casino also runs...
Located in the Grosvenor Casino at Sunniside in the city centre and opposite the cinema, this restaurant offers tasty food most of the night through. Membership to the casino is required, but is free and takes but moments to join, but once inside you can enjoy the restaurant and bar, including...
There is plenty of gusto in this city centre Italian restaurant. The extensive menu has an array of traditional Italian dishes, including pizza, pasta, seafood and steaks, including home-made desserts.  Look out for the specials menu, which is available Monday to Thursday.  
Holmeside Coffee is run by local band Lilliput. Not only does it offer speciality coffees, hot chocolates and teas, it is also home to Holmeside Writers, Lamplight Film Club, Holmeside Book Club, Solo Arts Project, as well as many independent music events. Customers also have the added benefit of...
One of the most popular clubs in Sunderland due to its mix of DJ nights and bands playing live music. Known for playing alternative music to pop, such as Nu-Jazz, Acid House and Rock 'n' Roll, it gives clubbers a different club night experience. There social media channels offer clubbers a chance...
Keel Square
Keel Square at the heart of Sunderland city centre plays host to many events and is a place full of Sunderland’s heritage. The square, which was recently built and named by the public, celebrates Sunderland’s shipbuilding heritage with the ‘Keel Line’ and the ‘Propellers of the City’. The ‘Keel...


Did you know?

Roker Park has welcomed back the annual illuminations for the last two years. This popular event attracts thousands of families to the historical park to enjoy lit displays.


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