Getting Here


The Word
45 Market Place
South Shields
NE33 1JF

0191 427 1818

Get Here by Car


The Word Car Park has free parking for up to 3 hours (please make sure to get a ticket).

The car park has 40 spaces, including 7 disabled spaces and 2 electric vehicle spaces with charging points.

There is also ample parking available at The Customs House and Asda. Both car parks are within 5 minutes walking distance.

Get here by Bike

Bike racks

There are covered bike racks next to The Word Car Park.

Get Here by Public Transport


Services from Sunderland, Cleadon, Whitburn, Jarrow, Gateshead and Newcastle all terminate at South Shields Transport Interchange. The Word is approximately 5 minutes walk away. Exit the Transport Interchange towards the town centre and turn left, The Word is located at Market Place.


The closest Metro Station is South Shields, which is located in South Shields Transport Interchange. Follow the exit for the town centre, turn left and The Word is located at the top of this road.


From South Shields Ferry Landing head towards South Shields Town Centre. The Word is visible from the Ferry Landing.