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.

The popular Holmeside Coffee relocated to the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens in January 2018.   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...
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...
This city centre family-run italian restaurant was established in 1989. It has an authentic and rustic feel with matching décor and long serving and knowledgeable staff. Be welcomed in true Italian style at Tosca. Trip Advisor Click here
The Lambton Worm is situated close to the Empire Theatre making it ideal for a pre-theatre or post-theatre drink or meal. The menu offers a selection of pub favourites, lunches and snacks.
The Lambton Worm is situated close to the Empire Theatre making it ideal for a pre-theatre or post-theatre drink or meal. The menu offers a selection of pub favourites, lunches and snacks. Trip Advisor Click here
Located close to the main bus and Metro station at Park Lane, Legacy is a recent addition to the nightlife of Sunderland. Downstairs is a relaxing lounge whilst upstairs is a cocktail bar.
Life of Riley is a live music venue which aims to showcase the best of local live and acoustic talent. The stage is opposite the bar with space in front for those who like to get into the groove. The beer garden on the terrace outside is spacious and sometimes has live music too. You can also sign...

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Did you know?

Sunderland's Friendship Agreement with Washington DC makes us the only city in Europe to enjoy such a relationship with the world's most powerful city. Washington Old Hall is home to the direct ancestors of the first president of the United States of America.

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