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Good to see a set up that encourages independent businesses in a historic setting. Should note good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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
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  • Average25%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“sweet shop”(6 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 1 week ago via mobile

Good to see a set up that encourages independent businesses in a historic setting. Should note good access to downstairs for someone with limited mobility

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Viewlander
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

After reading some reviews I wondered if I was in the same place. It dying on it’s feet. Don’t know how it keeps going. Half decent shoe shop and ok sweet shop but most of of it’s run down.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank johnfB7074NG
Reviewed 27 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank E9598PPkarenr
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!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  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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Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank beverly1940
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank df060314a
Reviewed 8 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..

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank tracycN3216MN
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank carleton23
Reviewed 13 November 2017

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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Roger L
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