The Word is located within South Shields Town Centre which offers high street and independent shopping. There are a number of cafes and restaurants, including Ocean Road which is not only home to many high quality Indian restaurants but also award-winning Colman’s Fish and Chips.
The towns of Jarrow and Hebburn are a short drive from The Word and the nearby villages of Cleadon, Whitburn, Westoe and Boldon offer peace and tranquillity with leafy lanes, cosy pubs, independent shops and historical connections.
South Tyneside also offers a number of walking and cycling routes for those wishing to explore by foot or bike. Or for the more adventurous there are a number of watersports on offer.