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Area Guide

The City of Stoke-on-Trent is a busy and vibrant centre of commercial and residential development, sitting in the West Midlands. Geographically it is ideally located to give quick and easy access to all parts of the country.

Stoke-on-Trent consists of 6 towns, known as “The Potteries” because of the importance of its pottery industry. The city centre is called Hanley and is currently undergoing regeneration with the new Central Business District as well as improvements to roads and general amenities. The other towns of Tunstall, Burslem, Longton, Stoke & Fenton each has a town centre with varying amounts of independent shops, local regeneration initiatives as well as wider house-building projects.

Four regional airports; Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and East Midlands are all within approximately 60 minutes by car.

Leisure and pleasure activities are on the doorstep; Rudyard Lake and The Peak District National Park provide the facilities for sailing, climbing, walking and many more outdoor pursuits.

For the theme park fans Alton Towers is within 30 minutes by car. The commercial hub of Stoke-on-Trent is Hanley where most of the 'High Street' stores can be found in and around 'The Potteries Shopping Centre'.

We are working on building this area guide, so please visit this page again in the future.