The Potteries Shopping Centre is located right in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent's city centre, and is easy to reach on foot or by bike, train, car or bus. If you're driving, take junction 15 or 16 of the M6 and then join the A500, following signs to the city centre. As you get closer you will start to see signs for the shopping centre itself, which has parking for around 900 cars. Rail services regularly enter Stoke station, which is just a 10 minute bus or taxi ride from The Potteries Shopping Centre. Stoke also has a network of safe cycle paths which extend over the entire city, and cycle parking can be found just outside Quadrant Road Car Park.
Most of the big high street names have stores within the shopping centre, and there is also a good selection of independent traders offering more unusual and unique gifts.
Apart from the shopping itself, the centre also has a new parent and child area which includes great facilities for mothers and babies, as well as a play area for the tots. There is also a soft play area where your kids can let off some steam before you get back to the retail therapy.
Stay Connected in the Potteries Shopping Centre
Free WiFi is available throughout the centre and each floor is served by lifts. And if you get the dreaded ‘low battery’ symbol on your phone, there are charging points which offer 30 minutes of free charging time.
As well as the excellent shopping, Staffordshire also has many other attractions such as Cannock Chase, Alton Towers and Drayton Manor Theme Park, museums, galleries and stately homes, and is also handy for exploring the Peak District National Park and beyond.
All of this cannot be covered in a day, so you may need to seek out a hotel in Staffordshire for the night. Fortunately, hotels in the area are relatively affordably priced, and they range from family-run B&Bs to five star spa hotels with all luxuries included. There are a good number of chain hotels in the area due to its popularity as a holiday destination, as well as many guesthouses and smaller hotels.