North Shields is the traditional commercial hub of North Tyneside and the town centre is still busy with shops and services today. Bedford Street is the main shopping street in the town although take time to walk round and see what the town centre has to offer. The Beacon Centre is home to many familiar names, conveniently all under one roof and there is a multi-storey car park adjacent to it with plenty parking. The Metro is less than a 5-minute walk away and bus routes operate to and from the centre.