As a child I was forced to go to this place when it was a church, so there was no love lost from me when it closed down and eventually became the land of green ginger. Brimming in character the building has had a range of different tenants over the years all of which bring something different to the place. In a world being taken over by corporate clone shops in every high street this is a breath of fresh air.
The presence of various Supergran props in the building, filmed in Tynemouth in the 1980's adds a nice surreal touch. Well worth a visit any day of the week just to see them!
If you want a shopping experience with a difference then this is for you.For a start it's a little shopping center housed in a converted church and it's quirky name adds to it's appeal.You won't find the usual shops here but some very individual little shops that offer something different and more personal.There's a realy nice cafe worth a visit on it's own.Set in the lovely seaside village of Tynemouth it's well worth a visit.
I wouldn't recommend this place to the young as they will get bored quickly the range of shops when I visited in July 2010 wasn't up to much with only the T shirt shop offering something for the young, and that was closed at 10 am. This place is also not for the Disabled as there are no disablity accesses that I seen. However it is a nice place to mooch around if you just want to wander about the Tea shop (Gingersnaps Café) is on the first floor which over looks the ground floor. Nice cuppa and reasonable prices on most of their goods.
Nice 15 minute distraction in truth.
This is full of interesting little shops my favourite by far being the cake baking/decorating shop which has everthingvyou could possibly need to create beautiful cakes and buns including the largest range of edible dusts I've ever seen!
To be fair, people that like this kind of place love the small cubicles selling the stuff that you wonder who on earth would buy. Me though? Not the place I'd ever want to go back to.
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