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A China Experience
Stoke-on-Trent is the UK's capital of china and is known all over the world as The Potteries, with its unique combination of factory shops, visitor centres, ceramic museums and factory tours. Award-winning museums tell the full story of 'The Potteries', including outstanding ceramic collections and the opportunity to throw your own pot.
Visitor Centres and Family Shopping
The city boasts internationally acclaimed visitor centres at Royal Doulton, Spode and Wedgwood all offering craft demonstrations, factory tours, stunning museum collections and exciting shopping opportunities. Pick up a bargain at one of the forty or so pottery factory shops, selling everything from dinner services to figurines to tiles and jewellery.
As night falls the cultural quarter comes alive with activity in its restaurants, bars, clubs and theatres, including the magnificent Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall with their star-studded programmes of West End musicals, opera, drama, ballet and concerts.
Shopping and Leisure
Given its close proximity to Alton Towers and its excellent shopping and leisure facilities, Stoke-on-Trent is sure to fire your imagination.
Stoke-on-Trent is easily accessible from the M6 motorway via junctions 15 & 16 and the M1 via the A50 and is only 1 hour 50 minutes on the train from London Euston.
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