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Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire


Stoke-on-Trent is a city (population of 253’200) in Staffordshire in central England (region: West Midlands). Stoke-on-Trent is the home of the pottery industry in England and is commonly known as the Potteries. Formerly a primarily industrial conurbation, it is now a centre for service industries and distribution centres. Distance to London 3 h (166.5 miles; 298 km) via M40

Nearest airports from Stoke on Trent
Manchester Airport (MAN)
42.39 km
East Midlands Airport (EMA)
58.00 km
Liverpool Airport (LPL)
60.80 km
Birmingham Airport (BHX)
64.57 km


In Stoke-on-Trent, the climate is warm and temperate. July is the hottest month in Stoke-on-Trent with an average temperature of 15°C (58°F) and the coldest is February at 2°C (36°F). The wettest month is August with an average of 70mm of rain.


Stoke is polycentric, having been formed by the federation of six towns in 1910. It took its name from Stoke-onTrent the main centre of government and the principal railwaystation in the district were located. Hanley is the primary commercial centre. The other four towns are Burslem, Tunstall, Longton, and Fenton.


Potteries Museum & Art Gallery – Displays tracing Potteries’ history, plus extensive ceramics collection, fine art and WWII Spitfire.
Gladstone Pottery Museum Displays tracing Staffordshire’s pottery industry history, on show in preserved, original workshops.
World of Wedgwood – Museum & factory of famed English potter. Heritage showcase for Wedgwood, with demonstrations, hands-on clay fun, factory tours and shopping.