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Living in Stoke-On-Trent, England:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Stoke-On-Trent, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked five people living in Stoke-On-Trent what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Stoke-on-Trent is a city comprising of six towns, and this makes it unusual. As far as I’m aware, it is the only city of this kind in the United Kingdom. The city centre of Stoke is called Hanley, which can become a little confusing for visitors to Stoke. ‘Stokies’ are known for their kindness, loyalty and love of oatcakes (not the Derbyshire or Scottish ones!). We are best known, world wide, for our extensive pottery industry.

Antonia, says: 2020

Stoke-on-Trent is a city comprised of six towns. These are: Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton and Longton. Although economically disadvantaged on average compared to the rest of the UK, it has a rich cultural heritage Historically, it is the industrial centre for pottery in Great Britain. There are several pottery museums and a dwindling number of factories that are still manufacturing ceramic goods.

Stoke-on-Trent is a very busy and friendly city. They should know about the many wonderful pubs and bars we have here. Food is a big part of the city, and so, and this they should also be made aware of the local favourite food, oatcakes. You can buy them pretty much everywhere in the city.

Stoke-on-Trent is an industrial city, with plenty of factories and construction yards that are frequently hiring. The high street contains a plethora of shops to browse and the transport links within the city are excellent. Stoke is surrounded by a green belt of countryside and farmland; a short drive from the bustle of the city centre will provide beautiful views and scenic walks.

The area in which I live is very rural and so it is important that one learns to drive before moving here. The crime rates are low however and the community is welcoming so I would recommend moving here. If you like to eat out then there are many great restaurants, however, they are all too far to walk to.

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