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The Looking Glass #ShopSunderland

Today we take a trip down the rabbit hole to Sunderland's very own Alice in Wonderland themed cafe-cum bistro.The Looking Glass located on Athenaeum Street boasts an extenisve breakfast, lunch and new evening menu with a focus on wines and antipasti.The venue also comes with the Diamond Suite, which can be hired out for weddings and special occasions. So take a journey into Wonderland, you might just like what you find.

Posted by Sunderland experience it HERE on Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Katie's Garden #Shop Sunderland

The second in our series of #ShopSunderland videos to support Small Business Saturday and independent retailers this Christmas shows Katies Garden Sunderland.This unique crafting boutique is nestled away on High Stret West, but boy does it cater to everyone and for everything! Offering everything from workshops and event parties for kids, to afternoon tea for the adults and perfect Christmas gifts, including Disney Princess dresses and more...You'll find that once you've popped into the magical Katie's Garden, you'll never want to walk out! Sunderland Vibe

Posted by Sunderland experience it HERE on Monday, 26 November 2018
808 Bar & Kitchen #ShopSunderland

By now, we're almost certain everyone has heard the name 808 Bar & Kitchen in Sunderland, but do you know the faces behind it?These local lads are changing the face of Sunderland with their popular bar & kitchen, independent clothing store Port Independent and sell out evening events as part of HAZE Records.#ShopSunderland #LocalSunderland

Posted by Sunderland experience it HERE on Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Reynold's Outdoor Centre #ShopSunderland

The first of many videos to support Small Business Saturday and #ShopSunderland week highlights Reynolds Outdoor Centre & Army Stores.The traditional family business has been supplying Sunderland with a range of military surplus and work wear for over 150 years - and has grown to provide clothing and equipment for all kinds of outdoor pursuits and sports. Whether you're going camping, snowboarding or just need a warm coat for the colder months. #ShopLocal and #ShopSunderland with Reynolds....Sunderland Vibe

Posted by Sunderland experience it HERE on Friday, 23 November 2018
Sue's Cafe

Tom Parkin, one half of the husband and wife team behind @Sue’s Café, explains the story behind the business and why it’s important for businesses to give back to the local community.Located on the lower promenade at Roker directly opposite the play park, Sue's Café is popular with families, walkers and cyclists enjoying the seafront vista. It is also a C2C (Coast to Coast) stamp station for cyclists who traditionally finish the route by dipping their cycles in the North Sea at Roker.

Posted by Sunderland Vibe on Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Harrison & Brown #ShopSunderland

Harrison & Brown Furniture recently celebrated their 1 year birthday at their 8-10 Holmeside site.Owner Mandy Brown, took the opportunity to purchase the business when it came up for sale last year, after spending 13 years previously working there.With 5 floors filled with a variety of products, from beds to wardrobes to sofas and art, customers are bound to find everything they're looking for. #ShopSunderland #ShopLocal Sunderland Vibe

Posted by Sunderland experience it HERE on Friday, 30 November 2018
Philip Thursby Carpets & Curtains #ShopSunderland

Established family business Carpets and Curtains by Philip Thursby on Holmeside are floor covering experts with over 60 years experience.The business is now a father and son operation, both working side by side to offer the best selection and choice in Sunderland. When it comes to carpets, laminate or other flooring - Philip Thursby cater for everyone and every price point. #ShopSunderland #ShopLocal

Posted by Sunderland experience it HERE on Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Roker Pier and Lighthouse tours now open!

After years of planning and a number of setbacks due to storm damage, bookings for public tours of Roker Pier lighthouse and tunnel have finally begun.

Posted by Sunderland Vibe on Tuesday, 14 August 2018