Hanley is located in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and is one of the six majour towns of Stoke. It is now the cities main shopping place with such things as the Potteries shopping centre (see my review on this ^^) in it. It is also home to cultural sites such as The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery which contains a large ceramics collection and restored Spitfire! Great for you historians. It is very cheap, or free to get into these, i'm not sure which though.
That isn't all, it also houses the Victoria Hall, the Regent Theatre, BBC Radio Stoke's Open Centre and studios and has a large selection of nightclubs and bars for the young people.
Hanley is a great place with many things to visit and see. It caters for everything and has good parking at a good price. It has a modern park near by, Hanley Forest Park, which is great for the kids!