The historic town of Stockton-on-Tees, simply known as Stockton, is a large market town in the North of England. Stockton is known for its thriving independent retail, and vibrant collection of music, arts and comedy venues.
1. Explore Stockton high street
There are so many amazing local businesses on Stockton high street so whether you are looking for a gift for someone special or wanting to treat yourself check out Lulu’s Gift Company for the most beautiful personal gifts or The Hippie & The Witch for the most beautiful handmade decorations and gifts.
2. Visit Stockton Market
Stockton has a traditional market that runs every Wednesday & Saturday with a smaller one on Friday. The market has over 150 different stalls with a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables, card shops and clothing stores and many more. What better way to feel the local spirit than visiting a traditional market.
Here are some of the amazing vendors from the market:
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3. The Globe Stockton
Stockton Globe is now bringing the world's biggest names in music and comedy to the North East of England. A major restoration project, funded by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, saw this beautiful art deco building transformed into an event venue fit for the 21st Century. Definitely worth a visit if in Stockton.
Check out the amazing shows running on here. It is definitely worth a visit.
4. Check out the many micropubs and eateries for wonderful food and drinks
Stockton has a lot to offer in terms of places to visit and wonderful atmospheres, but it is also packed with micropubs and restaurants for a little pit stop. Our top picks for a day out for food and drink include:
Hidden Tea Room - A Cafe Tearoom on Stockton High Street, serving breakfast and traditional dinners, like roasts, mince and dumplings.
Lucifers - A Micropub in the Green Dragon Yard, Stockton-On-Tees. Situated next to The Georgian Theatre, perfect for some drinks with your friends or family
The Golden Smog - Another one of Stockton's original and best micropub since August 2014. Whether your on a shopping trip or wanting a drink after work The Golden Smog is the perfect place
The Hope and Union - A Bar and kitchen in Stockton's cultural quarter. With a marvellous menu including perfectly kept cask and keg ales, premiums spirits, quality fizz and a brilliant bottled beer range.
5. Stay in the Hampton by Hilton Hotel, all set on a stunning riverside location
Looking for somewhere to stay on you visit to Stockton. The newly refurbished Hampton by Hilton is the perfect place to stay. The most luxurious rooms, a riverside location with the most beautiful views just off stockton high street and close to the local train station it is the perfect place to stay. For more information visit here
6. Visit the well known Georgian Theatre
The Georgian Theatre is a must to visit when in Stockton, an independent music venue; promoting a great live music programme all year round, set within a beautifully restored building – dating back to 1766
This theatre offers a great place to experience live music in one of the most intimate venues in the UK, previously hosting some great musicians including Arctic Monkeys.
For more information visit here
Discover and plan your trip to Stockton
Explore online to plan your trip to Stockton - A beautiful historic area to spend time with your family, friends and loved ones
You can find the best shops, cafes, places to visit and events on ShopAppy in Stockton so just have a browse here and plan your trip.