Visit Galleries Shopping Centre

However you’re travelling, we’re easy to get to.

By car

The Galleries is situated in Washington Town Centre, just off the A1231, within easy access to the A1 and A19.

We’re easy to spot and clearly signposted as the ‘Galleries’ as you leave the motorway, but if you want to use your GPS, here’s our address:

The Galleries Shopping Centre & Retail Park
NE38 7SD

The Galleries has developed a Green Travel Plan with the aim of encouraging travel by sustainable methods as part of a commitment to minimising our impact on the environment.

By Bus

Thanks to a substantial investment and redevelopment programme customers and employees now benefit from one of the best bus stations in the region. The fully enclosed bus station has six stands, electronic messaging boards displaying arrivals and departures along with a travel information centre.

The Galleries shopping centre is easily accessible from the bus station via a lift or escalators. With 1,100 buses per day the bus station provides frequent, convenient links to all nearby towns and cities and the Metro system making the centre easily accessible from the surrounding areas. For bus times please visit

By Train

The nearest train stations to the Galleries are Sunderland, Newcastle and Durham. Both Newcastle and Sunderland Stations are linked to the Tyne and Wear Metro.

Trains travel to and from Newcastle northbound towards Edinburgh and southbound towards London Kings Cross. For more information on train times please call 08457 48 49 50. Alternatively, visit

By Metro

The closest metro station to the Galleries is Heworth Metro Station. The remainder of the journey will need to be made by the M1 service which takes approximately 16 minutes. View the Tyne & Wear Metro Map.

By Taxi

There are two taxi ranks at the Galleries, one situated outside of the ASDA entrance and the other outside of the Market Village entrance. Local taxi firms to the Galleries include:

Aura Taxis: 0191 416 1954
Washington Taxis: 0191 415 1441
Riverside Taxis: 0191 416 7808
Prestige Taxis: 0191 417 6881
Diamond Taxis: 0191 417 8080
Station Taxis: 0191 565 6565
Alternatively, visit for easily searchable taxi cab firms situated in and around Washington.

By Foot and Cycle

For those travelling to the Galleries from surrounding areas in Washington there are a range of pedestrian footpaths and footbridges that lead to the Galleries. These footpaths and cycle routes have been documented in detail by Sunderland City Council. The immediate area surrounding the Galleries can be seen below. A more detailed map of the surrounding area can be found at Sunderland City Council’s website or obtained in hard copy from Washington Library. Cycle racks are positioned alongside the Washington Library as well as Sainsbury's entrance.