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The canal town of Stone claims it is THE place to shop, eat and have fun.

Taking advantage of the free parking facilities, visitors are able to enjoy a wide range of specialist food, clothes and gift shops, beauty salons and a fine selection of restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets (and even a floating restaurant). The comfort and safety of a pedestrianised High Street makes for a relaxing time and for peace of mind the Town is covered by Closed Circuit Television 24 hours a day.
Night time in Stone offers good music, eating and drinking by the illuminated canal; English, French, Chinese, Mexican and Italian cuisine.

For those in search of gentle exercise there are canal and riverside walks with lovely picnic areas and the Stone Town Trail adds a fascinating history lesson.

For the more athletic there are excellent sports facilities at Westbridge Park and Stonefield Park and a swimming pool open to the public at Alleynes Sports Centre.

Stone at night

At the heart of Stone’s thriving business and community life is SMILE, "the Stone Marketing Initiative for the Local Economy"; a unique partnership between the Town Council and town commerce.

SMILE’s creed is that Stone is a great place to work, rest and play and to celebrate completion of the town’s new £1/2M pedestrianisation scheme in September 1997, a plane flying a banner around the district invited everyone to a huge free street party. Up and down the high street were clowns, fire-eaters, jugglers and other performers and as the music on the main stage played and played the townsfolk of Stone ate, drank and made merry. Thousands celebrated and SMILE’s first big event was such a success that by the time Sir Stanley Matthews switched on the Christmas lights later that year, attendance had virtually doubled.

The new-look high street has given SMILE the canvas on which to draw up plans to make Stone the most attractive and vibrant town in the Midlands.