This place is nice as it creates a sense of history in your visit. I like to go to places with some historical information. They have a little museum that's a little run-down but it's still useful. The factory shop for its product are not as cheap as imagined but it's better than London of course.
The place seems like a warehouse with plenty to see. It's true that there are plenty of plates / sets to choose from but one would need to be patient and careful in selecting them as they are rejected items and you would need to pick carefully before buying a lot.
What to buy: Spode products or their souveniers at their souvenier shop.
What to pay: Lesser than London
Among all the big names in Chinaware in Stoke On Trent, I'd say that I prefer Wedgwood cos it's a little more livelier than the others. As a man, I like a place where it offers a nice little cafe for me to sit and have a sandwich and coffee while the ladies shop. The prices are not too much of a difference but it is cheaper than the retail prices in London.
Choices are good too. It's not so backdated and there are plenty to start off with.
What to buy: Chinaware, glasses and cutlery.
What to pay: lesser than london.
The Potteries Shopping Centre is one of Hanley's most famous landmark. Nothing fantastic and you get the typical British brands here like Next, Top Shop, Debenhams. It is mostly quiet during the week but gets exceptionally busy during the weekends or any other holidays. Shop stay open til 8pm on Thursdays.