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.

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. 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.
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...
When walking into Lola's you are greeted by plush velvet and dark rich colours. Popular with the younger crowd it is close to other bars making it a stable on the night out route.
Love Lily is a delightful Tea Room and Bakery located in a lovely spot along the Roker Sea Front. The calming and pleasing decor compliments the wonderful array of food and drinks on offer with Breakfast, Lunch and Brunch all served daily .  Traditional afternoon teas are a speciality with all of...

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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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