The City boasts many visitor centres, award winning museums, authentic factory tours, over 25 pottery factory shops and the exclusive Staffordshire Hoard. Come and visit the Trentham Estate with Italian Gardens, Shopping Village, Monkey Forest, and mile long lake.
Visit the City Centre for high street shopping, the cultural quarter with its theatres and Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. The Potteries Shopping Centre has over 90 shops to keep even the most enthusiastic shopper happy.
All the major hotels have restaurants open to non-residents, and the majority of attractions have restaurants or coffee shops. Then there are the many other restaurants, pubs and bars in Stoke-on-Trent, coming together to provide a fantastic choice of places to eat to suit all tastes and budgets. Make sure you taste the local delicacy, Staffordshire Oatcakes, delicious served hot with various fillings including cheese and bacon. They're available from local oatcake bakers, local shops and some supermarkets
Stoke has a vibrant music scene. The Golden Torch, a local nightclub, became the centre of the Northern soul scene in the early 1970s. Shelley's Laserdome nightclub in Longton played a pivotal role in the house and rave scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s, helping launch the career of Sasha and featuring regular appearances from Carl Cox, until it was eventually shut down. The Void, a Hanley nightclub, developed a sister relationship with Sankey's Soap in Manchester, helping the latter to revive its fortunes during the late 1990s via the promotion of a club night called Golden.
Today, Stoke still provides a great nightlife with plenty of bars and clubs to keep you dancing through the night after the Party Bus drops your group off.