Travelling around Hanley
Often described as the ‘Capital of the Potteries’, Hanley can be found in Staffordshire, sitting alongside a number of other towns within Stoke-on-Trent. Although not a village anymore, the area retains this charm, while also being a thriving and vibrant place to live. Filled with plenty of history, culture and most importantly, exciting things to enjoy, you’ll always have something to do.
With a wealth of public transport on offer, getting around couldn’t be easier. Arriva bus services operate regularly within the area, running to and from Market Drayton via Newcastle.
Hanley offers the visitor history in abundance, so it’s only fitting that you’re able to explore its fascinating past at several museums within the town. These include Dudson Museum and The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. The latter is filled with collections that bring together the ideas that formed the area known as the Potteries, including a collection of Staffordshire ceramics and a restored Spitfire.
If culture is your thing, you’ll find the Mitchell Arts Centre, which has an events calendar filled with music, dance, theatre, film and live events. There’s also the Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall, which stage a number of music and theatre performances, and The Hive leisure complex. This has a Cineworld and a number of places to eat.
For those of you that love to shop, shop, shop, the Potteries Shopping Centre is just the place for you. Filled with a number of high-street favourites, the centre also contains Hanley Market Hall, which dates back to the 17th century.