12-minute walk from Sunderland Train Station.
9-minute walk from Sunderland Park Lane Interchange Bus Station.
More information about Sunderland
Training in Sunderland
Travel to and from Sunderland
RailSunderland station serves 5 direct trains to London King’s Cross on weekdays, which take roughly 3 hours and 30 minutes. The station is divided into two floors. A personnel ticket office is located on the street (upper) level and is open from 06:15-18:00 Monday through Saturday and 08:00-17:00 on Sunday. At the street level, there are additional retail establishments and self-service ticket machines. A waiting area and chairs are available on the platform (lower) level, with the two floors linked by a lift and an escalator. Wheelchair users have complete access to the island platform. Next train audio-visual displays and printed timetable posters offer information.
BusBrookside actor Michael Starke launched a multimillion-pound transportation intersection at Park Lane on May 2, 1999. With 750,000 passengers per year, it is the busiest bus and coach terminal in the United Kingdom after Victoria Coach Station in Central London, and it has won several architectural honours.
Park Lane Interchange
Port of Sunderland
PortSunderland Port is the second largest city-owned port in the United Kingdom. The port has 17 quays and transports a variety of cargo, including forest products, nonferrous metals, steel, aggregates and refined oil products, limestone, chemicals, and marine cranes.
AirNewcastle Airport is 55 minutes away from Sunderland city centre. There’s a Metro train that travels every 12-15 minutes in both directions Monday through Sunday until about 11 p.m. Teesside International Airport is only around an hour away by car.
Map showing Sunderland bus stations
Things to do in Sunderland
TheatreThe Sunderland Empire Theatre originally opened its doors on High Street West in the city centre in 1907. It is the biggest theatre between Edinburgh and London and was completely renovated in 2004. The Empire, which is owned by the worldwide entertainment company Live Nation, is the only theatre between Glasgow and Leeds that can host huge West End shows. It is most known for holding the final performance of British comedian Sid James, who died on stage from a heart attack in 1976.
Sunderland Empire Theatre
Other theatres in Sunderland
Theatre Space NE CIC (Collective Space)14a Borough Road, Sunniside, Sunderland SR1 1EP, United Kingdom.Phone: 07960 838434
Centre Stage North East21 Beechwood Street, Sunderland SR2 7LU, United Kingdom.Phone: 07931 108826
Map showing theatres in Sunderland
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
MuseumsSunderland Museum and Winter Gardens is a municipal museum in Sunderland, England. The only British specimen of a gliding reptile, the oldest known animal capable of gliding flight, is preserved there. The exhibit was discovered in an Eppleton quarry. The museum has a Designated Collection that is nationally significant.
Other museums in Sunderland
Fans MuseumNorth Bridge Street, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland SR5 1AP, United Kingdom.Phone: 0191 514 5762
Glass CentreRoker Terrace, Roker, Sunderland SR6 9NB, United Kingdom.Phone: 0191 515 5555
National Glass CentreLiberty Way, Roker, Sunderland SR6 0GL, United Kingdom.Phone: 0191 515 5555
Map showing museums in Sunderland
EventsEvery year on the last weekend of July, the Sunderland International Airshow is held. It primarily occurs along the Roker and Seaburn seafronts.
Sunderland International Airshow
International Festival of Kites