Located in the heart of central England, Stoke-on-Trent’s location makes it an important industrial city, having once been home to the English pottery industry. Though still home to some production, including Royal Doulton and a Goodwin steel foundry, much of the city’s economy is now based on service economy. As a business destination – with many firms having offices or headquarters in the area – there is a growing number of serviced apartments in Stoke-on-Trent catering to the increasing numbers of business travellers to the city – whether for short-stay corporate trips or long-stay temporary relocations.
Tips for staying in Stoke-on-Trent
As with many central England cities, Stok-on-Trent has a temperate climate, but considerable rainfall throughout the year. Most rainfall occurs in June and the driest month is February. July tends to be the warmest month, with temperatures reaching an average of 15.8 degrees Celsius.
Transport in Stoke-on-Trent
Linked to the nearby M6 motorway via the A500, Stoke-on-Trent is easily accessible by car or coach. The city also has its own railway station with lines to Crewe and Manchester for quick movement across the country. For fitness enthusiasts, the city also boasts 77 miles of new National Cycle Network bicycle paths, making moving around the city via bike a safe and efficient option. If you would enjoy jogging or brisk walking during your stay in one of our many serviced apartments in Stoke-on-Trent, the canal network – featuring the Trent and Mersey Canal and Caldon Canal – offers endless stretches of walkway along the boat ways.
Shopping in Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent is not short of shopping venues, with the city boasting an impressive array of high-street and boutique shops in its centre as well as other venues. Visitors to Stoke should certainly take away a piece of pottery from the world capital of ceramics, and there is no better place than Burleigh Factory Shop to find your perfect piece. For access to a range of shops and eateries, and even its own gardens, look no further than Trentham Shopping Village during your business trip to Stoke-on-Trent. Offering a complete shopping experience, it’s your one stop destination for a day of shopping indulgence.
Things to do in Stoke-on-Trent
Aside from shopping, there is plenty to do in Stoke-on-Trent. Your first stop should be The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery which boasts an amazing range of historical artefacts and displays, not just that of Staffordshire ceramics, but also local history and natural science in the region. The city is also home to many outdoor spaces for you to enjoy when not making the most of your Stoke-on-Trent serviced apartment. Longton Park is one of the city’s heritage parks and boasts beautiful lakes and landscaping - a perfect spot for some lunch or R and R between business meetings. Meanwhile, Westport Lake offers a little more of the wild side. An expansive area frequented by wild birds and other wildlife, guests can sit at the lakeside café and watch nature go by in this beautiful location.
Facts about Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent was the birthplace of many celebrities, including Robbie Williams, Lemmy and Slash – apparently the city has a speciality for breeding musicians! Evidencing the city’s ceramic prowess, the tiles on the floor of the Houses of Parliament were made in Stoke-on-Trent. When staying in corporate accommodation in Stoke-on-Trent, you may well notice that people use the affectionate greeting ‘duck; in conversation. This is not a reference to the bird, however, and instead comes from the Saxon word ‘ducas’, from which we obtained the word ‘Duke’.
What is a serviced apartment?
A serviced apartment in Stoke-on-Trent is the perfect option for the business traveller. Unlike a hotel, serviced apartments provide plenty of space, which is separated into different rooms to provide a home-from-home experience. As a result, you aren’t working metres from your bed, and instead have the flexibility to move around and change your working environment. With the addition of a work space and complimentary Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchen and comfortable living area, you can truly settle in to your Stoke-on-Trent corporate apartment and manage your schedule as best suits you.
Why choose a serviced apartment in Stoke-on-Trent with SilverDoor?
There are many obvious advantages to staying in one of our serviced apartments in Stoke-on-Trent, but the additional benefits you receive when booking with SilverDoor are invaluable. The service which we provide from enquiry to check in is award winning, and as a result we have achieved a Trustpilot rating of five stars. We are able to offer extensive knowledge regarding your apartment and area, and our continual support – with 24 hour a day contactability – means you can always let us know if you need assistance, special requests or an issue arises during your stay.