Getting Here


The Word
45 Market Place
South Shields
NE33 1JF

0191 427 1818

Get Here by Car


Limited free parking is available at The Word Car Park for up to 3 hours (please make sure to get a ticket). This car park has 40 spaces, including 7 disabled spaces and 2 electric vehicle spaces with charging points. There is also limited free parking available at the Mill Dam Car Park which is located within 5 minutes walking distance.

There are also many other car parks in South Shields Town Centre, including Garden Lane North and Charlotte Street which are a 5-10 minute walk away.

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.