Charity of the year 2024-2025

Longton Exchange Shopping Centre has launched the search for its next charity partner and is asking the people of Longton to nominate their favourite causes.  The partnership will run from 1st April 2024 until 31st March 2025, giving one local charity the chance to raise money and awareness at the town centre shopping destination.  The […]

La Piccola Pizzeria’s first birthday celebrations at Longton Exchange!

 Grab a pizza this!  La Piccola Pizzeria is gearing up to celebrate its first birthday on Saturday 24th of February 2024 at Longton Exchange! To mark the occasion, they are giving you the chance to win a free slice of pizza*!  To be in with the chance of winning, simply: Follow Longton Exchange and La […]

Join the Celebration of Tradition and Community at Longton Exchange!

Excitement is bubbling at Longton Exchange as we gear up for something truly special. We have created our very own week dedicated to celebrating tradition, community, and supporting local businesses. It’s our pleasure to introduce #NationalLobbyWeek, a delightful initiative aimed at shining a spotlight on our vibrant community while offering a tasty treat to help […]

Longton Exchange’s Unwanted Gift Shop

Christmas often brings joy, warmth, and the company of loved ones. However, it’s also a time when some of us receive gifts that, while well-intentioned, might not quite align with our tastes or needs. We all have that one family member who faithfully presents us with the same type of gift year after year. But […]

Discover Longton Exchanges’ First Artisan Market: Saturday 28th October 2023

Are you ready for an extraordinary event which promises to delight all of your senses? The first ever Longton Exchange Artisan Market is taking place on Saturday, October 28th from 10am until 4pm and it’s an event you don’t want to miss out on! With a diverse range of stalls featuring local artisans and their […]

Learn to Restart a Heart at Longton Exchange

We are thrilled to extend a warm invitation to you for an event of paramount importance – Restart a Heart Day. Longton Exchange Shopping Centre is proud to stand alongside St John Ambulance in support of this national campaign. On the 16th of October, the nation will come together to raise awareness about the vital […]

Keep Longton Warm

We’re thrilled to announce our latest community initiative, Keep Longton Warm. As the colder days are drawing in, we are embarking on a mission to help keep the community warm this winter. At Longton Exchange, we believe in the power of the community, and need your support to make this initiative a huge success! In […]

Independent Spotlight: Discover Peri Peri Guyz

Welcome to another independent spotlight! We’re excited to shed light on remarkable local businesses that make up the vibrant tapestry of Longton Exchange. Supporting these entrepreneurs helps us build a strong and resilient community we can all be proud of. Unveiling the Premier Peri Peri Restaurant with a Flavourful Twist If you’re seeking a dining […]

Food Festival Line Up

You’ve heard all about it and now the line up is finally here: Longton Exchange Shopping Centre is thrilled to unveil the lineup of vendors for its highly anticipated first ever Food & Drink festival set to take place on Saturday, August 26th. Longton Exchange proudly declares this event as an opportunity to provide support […]

Sew Very Pretty UK Launches first Brick and Mortar Store in The Quarter

Exciting News for Dog Lovers: Sew Very Pretty UK Opens a Brick and Mortar Store at Longton Exchange called So Very Dog! Roll Up Dog Lovers Are you a dog lover on the lookout for a new one stop dog shop for your furry friend? Well, we’ve got some fantastic news for you! The talented […]

Stationary Bundle Competition

To mark the return to school at the end of the month,  we’re offering ONE lucky winner the chance to WIN a stationary bundle from our @poundland store! To enter you simply need to like our Facebook page, tag someone and tell us what they will be getting up to this Summer holidays in the […]

Independent Spotlight: Discover Steve’s Quality Meats!

An outside view of Steve's Butchers Shop. The door is wide open into a well lit butchery. The store front has a black sign saying "Butchers Shop" along the top and a large window with Steve's Logo on it which is a cow.

Welcome to another independent spotlight! We’re excited to shed light on remarkable local businesses that make up the vibrant tapestry of Longton Exchange. Supporting these entrepreneurs helps us build a strong and resilient community we can all be proud of. Meet Steve – The Master of Meats! Let’s introduce you to Steve, the friendly and […]

The Little Longton Uniform Exchange: A Community Initiative for a Brighter Future.

Join us this Summer at Longton Exchange Shopping Centre as we host a school uniform swap to support the local community during these challenging financial times. We are excited to announce the launch of our pop-up school uniform shop, the Little Longton Uniform Exchange. Together, we can make a difference and create a brighter future […]

Independent Spotlight: Re-Discover Crafting at Longton Exchange!

Welcome to our very first independent spotlight, where we’re thrilled to shine a well-deserved light on the incredible small businesses that make up the vibrant tapestry of Longton Exchange. By supporting our local entrepreneurs and providing them with the space they need to flourish, we’re fostering a strong and resilient community that we can all […]

Finished: Win a Stall

Longton Exchange proudly presents the highly anticipated Food and Drinks Festival, happening this August Bank Holiday weekend. But here’s the exciting news: We are giving YOU the power to make a local food and beverage business’s dreams come true and Win A Stall! Nominate a deserving local food and beverage gem for a chance to […]

Welcome “The Block” to Longton Exchange – a new creative space.

Longton Exchange is proud to welcome two new tenants to “The Block” – Hojo Hattery and Eve Travis Art. This new creative space, run by artists Holly Johnson and Eve Travis and hosted by Urban Wilderness CIC, is located at Unit 6 and is female-led and community-centred. Holly and Eve are excited to join Longton […]

PeriPeri Guyz named top 3 in Pride of Staffordshire Awards 2023

Longton Exchange Shopping Centre has some exciting news to share! One of its restaurants, Peri Peri Guyz, has just been named one of the top three New Takeaways of the Year in the 2023 Independent Food Retailers Awards. This prestigious nomination is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and passion of the entire team […]

Buddy Bench

Take a seat on our Buddy Bench!  If you feel lonely or need someone to talk to whilst you’re visiting us here at Longton Exchange, go and take a seat on our Buddy Bench located in our central square.  By sitting on the Buddy Bench it shows that you are either in need of having […]

Charity of the year: Stoke Air Ambulance

Longton Exchange Shopping Centre has announced their new charity partner for the year of 2023/24 as Stoke Air Ambulance. Stoke Air Ambulance’s mission is to provide Stoke on Trent and the surrounding areas with a local air ambulance service in order to improve response times to major local trauma incidents, providing excellent on scene care […]

Charity of the Year

Longton Exchange Shopping Centre has launched the search for its next charity partner and is asking the people of Longton to nominate their favourite causes.  The partnership will run from 1st April 2023 until 31st March 2024, giving one local charity the chance to raise money and awareness at the city centre shopping destination.  The […]

Arts and Cultural Quarter coming to Longton Exchange

Longton Exchange Shopping Centre is set to begin refurbishment works as it looks to create Longton’s own Arts and Cultural Quarter. In 2019 Longton Exchange, through a programme of works, underwent refurbishments to modernise the precinct. The final quarter of the shopping area, from Iceland to Specsavers and Market Street will soon see a colourful transformation.   High streets and town […]

Urban Wilderness

As a community partner, Longton Exchange Centre Manager, Chris Ward, has kindly been invited to join Urban Wilderness at Castlefield Viaduct to experience the historic installations and to start a conversation to help it become a green ‘sky park’ in the heart of Manchester.  Castlefield Viaduct is a 330-metre long Grade II-listed viaduct that sits […]

Longton Exchange supports Purple Tuesday

Purple Tuesday inspires the leadership and staff of organisations of all sectors and sizes to promote awareness, develop understanding, and implement solutions for better accessibility in their customer environments. The Purple Tuesday movement is highlighted each year by a celebratory day, the first Tuesday of November, also known as Purple Tuesday. In 2021, the celebration […]

The Little Longton Book Exchange

A new community facility at Longton Exchange Shopping Centre is now open for shoppers which aims to promote reading and literacy. The Little Longton Book Exchange which is supported by Stoke-on-Trent library and inspired by the idea from Graham Shenton, has been established in what was just an empty unit space. The Little Longton Book […]

Urban Wilderness Studio

Visit the Urban Wilderness studio in Longton Exchange Shopping Centre to take part in creative activities that support wellbeing and mental health. Join in with artist-led workshops, with art and craft materials, digital equipment, refreshments and snacks provided. Weekly sessions are led by Laurel Gallagher (visual artist and qualified teacher), Isla Telford (published writer) and […]