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.

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...
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.

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Did you know?

Sunderland is home of the National Glass Centre - the only UK centre celebrating the history of glass making and providing a world focus for glass. The centre reopened in 2013 after undergoing a major refurbishment.

Sunderland Top Ten's

Looking for a great family day out in a friendly, exciting city by the sea? Looking for fascinating museums, cute wildlife and plenty of space for your little ones to run off their excess energy? Look no more because Sunderland ticks all those boxes and more. Here are our ten best things for all of the family to do in Sunderland.

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