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Kitschy shops and cafe sited in old church

Browse the shops - shoes, sweets, and the very helpful pet shop were the stand outs for me - then... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Swindon, United Kingdom
Sited in old church

This is a gem of little shops, but a shame the church is no longer in use, a sign of the times I... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
via mobile
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“former church”(5 reviews)
“sweet shop”(5 reviews)
“retro cafe”(4 reviews)
Welcome to an eclectic mix of retailers, providing a kaleidoscope of shops, set within the magical charms of this wonderful listed building. Experience an amazing collection of trades people; offering, antiques, furniture, cards, boutique clothes...more
78 Front Street, Tynemouth NE30 4BP, England
+44 7809 153388
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

People were very friendly, nut unfortunately some of the shops were closed when we visited. The sweet shop was very nice and good choice of sweets.

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Since my last visit there have been changes, fortunately the sweet shop is still here as is the pet store & cafe, if you’re looking for a gift that is different & quirky, look no further, you’ll find whatever you’re looking for here!

Thank SharonJT67
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Interesting shops but I have been several times and half the shops are closed.This was after11am.No explanations either.

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1  Thank Beverly F
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Browse the shops - shoes, sweets, and the very helpful pet shop were the stand outs for me - then head upstairs to the adorable and kitschy cafe for tea. Busy at times, but the staff are patient, friendly and helpful, and they make wonderful...More

Thank Penndrag0n
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This is a gem of little shops, but a shame the church is no longer in use, a sign of the times I suppose. There are shops on two levels but our favourite is the old sweet shop where you can buy old style lollies...More

Thank df060314a
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

This is a shopping arcade in a old church..Beautiful stain glass windows and lovely stairway..The small shops within are more like stalls with items within..Good to browse..Friendly staff..

1  Thank tess c
Reviewed 27 November 2017

An interesting use of an old church, tastefully converted into a mini shopping arcade on two floors. A good range of small shops including local produce, shoes, things for pets, cards, surfers' clothing etc and also a quirky little retro cafe upstairs. It was a...More

Thank carleton23
Reviewed 12 November 2017

More cowboy, less salsa, compares favorably to Bill Wyman's Sticky Fingers restaurant, not too touristy yet sophisticated and well read! Ausgezeichnet!

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This former church is a wonderful place to visit, full of small retailers selling a wide variety of items from old fashioned sweets & home made chocolate which can be made into advent calendars to specialist cheeses & wine in Christmas baubles to a pet...More

Thank SharonJT67
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We visited on a Sunday lunchtime/afternoon ,the café was fairly busy but the staff are pleasant, patient and quick in their service and nothing was too much trouble. The decoration and little items around the café give that retro feel including the teapots and cup...More

Thank Robin H
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