Shopping and food
Middlesbrough is the shopping mecca of Tees Valley
Middlesbrough is where you can find chic designer boutiques and unique specialist outlets as well as the top high street names and department stores.
The town centre boasts three indoor shopping centres - Hillstreet, Dundas and the Mall, as well as Captain Cook Square. Exclusive award-winning department store Psyche is right next to the campus. Wide shopping boulevards where café culture spills onto the pavements make shopping for leisure a pleasure.
Visit Middlesbrough's cool new independent quarter - choose from Scarlet Moon, The Copper House; fashion shops Vintageous Rags, 9th Willow, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Clothing and Disgraceland; plus the Fat Dog Skate Shop and Chilli Cake Deli.
Out of town
Our parmos are world famous - a once in a lunchtime experience of pork or chicken in breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.
Teesside Shopping Park offers easy access to top high street names and with cinema, bowling and restaurants - you can spend all day and evening there.
Tees Valley is made up of a different towns, all with individual personalities - you'll find a different shopping experience visiting Stockton, Guisborough, Redcar, Darlington and Hartlepool. They have traditional markets too.
For boutique heaven head for Georgian Yarm where you'll also find top restaurants and pubs.
The Metro Centre - one of the largest retail and leisure centres in Europe - is just 40 miles away.
Whether you want trendy or best value for money, Middlesbrough offers a fab range of eating places - from cafe culture and tapas to gourmet treats.
Award-winning reataurants, bistros, pubs and hotels boast the cuisines of the world. Enjoy the best fresh fish along our rugged coastline and fine game caught on the North York Moors.