Shopping in Stoke on Trent

There are three main shopping centre’s throughout Stoke on Trent.

The biggest being the Potteries Shopping Centre. This is situated in Hanley town centre. The Potteries Shopping Centre mainly consists of fashion chain stores including Next, Top Shop, New Look and River Island, but does also have a few independent stores. There is also a Debenhams department store attached to this shopping centre, where you can find designer and high street clothes shoes and accessories along with perfume, make up, homewares, electrical goods, children’s clothing and toys etc.

The Potteries Shopping Centre is a great day out for anyone who loves to shop, you can get your dose of retail therapy, and stop for a spot of lunch and a coffee at one of the many coffee shops through out the centre including Starbucks and Costa. Later in the day after a hard day’s shop you may need a sugar boost, The Potteries Shopping Centre has a Millies Cookie Stand for a tasty afternoon treat.

Opening times for the Potteries Shopping Centre are 9.00am until 5.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Thursday is the late night opening, the hours are 9.00am until 8.00pm. Sunday the opening hours are 10.00am until 4pm, and on Bank Holidays the hours are 10.00am until 5.00pm.

There is plenty of parking spaces available on the Potteries Shopping Centre Multi Storey Car Park. There are 1200 spaces available including disabled and mother and baby spaces. Costs for the car park are £1.20 per hour, and then after 4pm weekdays it is only £1.50 for the duration, on a Sunday it is also only £1.50 for the duration of your stay.

For something a bit different, the Potteries Shopping Centre also hosts many events over the year including activities for the family. Lots of cartoon characters have paid the Potteries Centre a visit over the years including Peppa Pig and The Tweenies. Have a look at their website for the latest events.

Freeport Talke is an out of town outlet store based in Talke, just off the A500 in Stoke on Trent. They have a range of outlet stores including Marks and Spencers, where you can browse their latest offering at factory reduced prices, the Designer Room which as many fashion brands at low prices, also Gap, Madhouse and Claire’s Accessories.

There is not just clothes shops available at Freeport Talke, other stores include Denby Pottery, Nike Factory outlet, and Thorntons (our personal favourite!!).

New to Freeport Talke is Costa Coffee, they have just been voted the nations favourite coffee shop, so if you fancy a break with a nice cup of coffee, and maybe even a nice piece of cake, Costa is on hand.

If you decide to take the kids with you, they can have some time out as well with the Zennz Kiddies Play area. This play area is suitable for children aged from 12 months to 11 years. There are lots for them to do including ball pools, slides, swings and dress up areas.

The opening times for Freeport Talke are Monday, Tusday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10.00am until 6pm, Thursdays 10.00am until 8.00pm, Sundays 11.00am until 5pm and Bank Holidays 10.00am until 6.00pm.

There is ample, free outdoor parking available at Freeport Talke with 650 spaces including disabled and mother and baby parking. There is also 10 coach spaces available if you decide to come by the coach load!

There is also a shopping centre in Newcastle under Lyme. The Roebuck Centre hosts stores including Next, Dorothy Perkins, and Bon Marche. There is also a Clarke’s Shoes situated inside The Roebuck Centre as well as the Stoke City Football Club shop.

The Roebuck Centre is situated in the heart of the market town of Newcastle under Lyme, it has its own Cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks at reasonable prices.

The Roebuck Centre plays a key role in a lot of the local festivals including the traditional Christmas Markets and the Newcastle Jazz festival.

Opening times for The Roebuck Centre are Monday to Saturday 9.00am until 6pm and Sunday 9.30am until 4.30pm.

There is a car park available on site, it has 655 spaces and costs from 70p.