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The birthplace of the UK’s pottery industry. The home of Alton Towers. And for the first time now home to a Host location! Welcome to Stoke-On-Trent and Lomax Halls.
About Lomax Halls.
Located on Hill Street, Lomax Halls has 120 en-suite bedrooms and unique for Host; 20 Duplex Studio rooms.
Lomax Halls’ central location offers you the best of both worlds. A stone’s throw from the bars, clubs, restaurants and shops of Stoke. While being within walking distance to Staffordshire University’s Stoke campus, and easy reach of Keele University’s main campus; Lomax Halls offers the very best in student living in Stoke-On-Trent.
On-site you’ll find a large common room with plenty of seating, games tables and the all-important large screen TV. You’ll also find a quiet study area within the common room. Elsewhere on-site you’ll find a cosy cinema room plus a gym space with cardio equipment. As you would expect there’s a laundry room with washing and drying facilities plus a large, secure bike park just off the reception area.
As standard with Host all your bills are included in your rent. At Lomax Halls you’ll find 24/7 security and CCTV Cameras, plus an onsite maintenance team who will be on hand to fix any issues that may crop up, they’ll also start Hostifying Lomax Halls over the next few months.
Every room comes with ¾ double beds with plenty of storage including underbed storage. En-suite bathrooms in all rooms and in the duplex studios a Freeview TV. While the en-suite rooms share a Freeview tv in the shared kitchens. The Duplex Studios have a kitchenette and bathroom on the ground floor, a raised living and study area with your bed on the first floor. Meaning you get loads of space.
Location, Location, Location.
You couldn’t find a better location if you tried. Staffordshire University is a 14-minute walk away while Keele University is just over 30 minutes away on the bus. Stoke-On-Trent railway station is a 7-minute walk away. The city is served by regular fast trains to Manchester, Birmingham and London Euston, in fact, you can be in the capital in little over 90 minutes.
With a large Sainsburys, the post office, B&M bargains plus a whole range of pubs and takeaways 5 minutes’ walk away, everything you need is on your doorstep. And the local health centre is even closer. A 20/25-minute bus ride sees you in the “city centre” area of Stoke-On-Trent – Hanley, with the Potteries Shopping Centre and all the high-street brands that we all love taking a look around.
Online shopping more your thing? Don’t worry have your parcels delivered to your flat and we’ll take it off the delivery driver and ping you an email to let you know it’s in reception for you.
A little about Stoke.
A city about half-way between Birmingham and Manchester. Sir Stanley Matthews, Eddie Hall, Alice Goodwin, Lemmy and Robbie Williams all called the city home.
The city now named Stoke-on-Trent was officially born on the 31st March 1910, with the federation of the Six Towns; Hanley, Burslem, Longton and Stoke-upon-Trent, together with the districts of Tunstall and Fenton into a County Borough of Stoke-on-Trent. It became a city in 1925.
Today Stoke-on-Trent has a population of over 280,0000 and is still the centre of the British ceramic industry and is the largest clayware producer in the world. Alongside two universities; Staffordshire and Keele who between them have almost 10,000 full-time students. Find out more about Staffordshire University and Keele University.
What are the typical costs of living in Stoke-On-Trent?
- Meal at an inexpensive restaurant: £12.00
- Takeout coffee: £2.84
- Bottle of Coke: £1.11
- Pint of milk: £1.06
- A loaf of bread: £1.05
- Pint of beer at a restaurant/pub: £3.00
- Mid-range bottle of wine at a supermarket: £7.15
- Cinema ticket: £7.50
Top 5 things to do in Stoke-On-Trent.
- Have an adrenaline-pumping experience at Alton Towers.
- Learn about the city’s history at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.
- Relax and explore the Italian Gardens at the Trentham Estate – Watch out for the forest of monkeys!
- Hit the shops at the Potteries shopping mall.
- Grab a pint at the beautiful Victorian pub The Glebe – it’s just a 5-minute walk from Lomax Halls.
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