A look at some of South Tyneside's hidden gems and little-known facts

16 of South Tyneside's best-kept secrets that even many people who live here have been missing out on

There are some things everyone from South Tyneside has done - and there are others that everyone from our borough should have done, but probably hasn't.

Here we look at some of South Tyneside's hidden gems, well-kept secrets and little-known facts which everyone from the borough should experience.

South Shields is famed for Colmans, but a lot of Sanddancers stand by Green Lane Fisheries as the best fish and chips in town.

1. The Green Lane chippy

South Shields is famed for Colmans, but a lot of Sanddancers stand by Green Lane Fisheries as the best fish and chips in town.
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Step off the busy Mill Lane in Hebburn, and an oasis of wildlife and scenery awaits - with a lake home to swans and other wildlife, and trails leading off to Wardley Manor Country Park and other places to explore.

2. Hebburn Nature Reserve

Step off the busy Mill Lane in Hebburn, and an oasis of wildlife and scenery awaits - with a lake home to swans and other wildlife, and trails leading off to Wardley Manor Country Park and other places to explore.
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Everyone loves a Greggs. But discerning consumers of baked goods know this little family business, going strong for almost 50 years, is THE place for cakes.

3. Lee's Family Bakery, Stanhope Road

Everyone loves a Greggs. But discerning consumers of baked goods know this little family business, going strong for almost 50 years, is THE place for cakes.
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An Aladdin's Cave of exotic goods awaits. This is the place to come for all those ingredients you see in recipes but can never find in the supermarket, as well as authentic Asian foods, and bargains on store-cupboard staples.

4. Ahmed's International Superstore

An Aladdin's Cave of exotic goods awaits. This is the place to come for all those ingredients you see in recipes but can never find in the supermarket, as well as authentic Asian foods, and bargains on store-cupboard staples.
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