The Tanning Shop head office is in Darlington so the question has been asked a few times, will we get a store in the north east? Finally, this plan is in motion and we will be opening a store in Bishop Auckland, just down the road from head office!

What makes us different?

We pride ourselves on being a company that will look after its customers. All of our staff are trained to give advice on how you gradually build your tan in a safe way. Trust is important here and we will always encourage everyone to make safe choices when it comes to their skin.

Our tanning shops are open 7 days a week and we have late openings to cater to people with busy schedules, including the option to book your tanning session online! Book multiple sessions, plan ahead and manage your account from your phone, we couldn’t make it any easier to organise your tan time.

Our Sun Beds.

The store will be fully fitted with the latest equipment, the Hapro V8 will be the standing sun bed in this store and the KBL Megasun 7000 will be the lay down option. If you prefer to stand up while you tan the Hapro V8 is an excellent choice, this sunbed has smart touch control for ease of use and a state-of-the-art Ambient flow light display. The KBL Megasun is equipped with pureSunlight and smartSunlight tubes to enhance your tan and also take great care of your skin. The Megasun also has three UV settings to choose from; Basic, Mediterranean and Caribbean.

It doesn’t stop there, we are also kitting out the brand new Bishop Auckland store with a cutting edge Sun Angel. You can find the full pricing for each bed on our store page here.

We have something to suit every type of tanner, from starting out and building your base tan to experienced tanners that want to get a long lasting, deep tan. Alongside state-of-the-art sunbeds we also offer a wide range of tanning lotions that will help you develop and maintain your glow all year around.

Location is key.

The shop will be located at Tindale retail park, just opposite McDonalds, between Linthorpe Beds and Chisholm Bookmakers. This gives the store easy access, with free parking. It will be close to the retail park which has shops like; Home Bargains, Next, M&S, Card Factory, JD sports and a range of different food choices.


Excited to see what the tanning shop has to offer? We are looking to open the doors in January 2020! So, head over to our Facebook page and give us a like to keep up-to-date with the up and coming opening of this store and deals that we will be running! We have begun the process of hiring staff for this store, you can apply by entering your details and CV to:

Or you can send a cover letter and CV to Nicola Forrester at

We hope to see you all in January!