Acocks Green, Birmingham
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Area Guide Acocks Green
Named after the Acock family, who built a house here in 1300s, Acocks Green is an area of Birmingham in the West Midlands. The area has a long history but only began expansion in the 19th century with the arrival of the railway. While the area is part of a very busy and industrialised city, Acocks Green does boast some attractive open spaces, including Fox Hollies Park, where you will find a man-made lake named Round Pool. A rich mix of ethnicities gives the area a diverse culture and plenty of character. It is also within easy reach of Birmingham city centre.
Setting up your business here
A number of retail spaces and serviced offices can be found around Acocks Green, which is home to a variety of different types of businesses and professionals. In addition to the usual newsagents and small shops, you will find businesses such as solicitors, doctor’s, housing associations, banks, bakers, printing services, trades services, and photographers. The head offices of Midway Care Group are located in Acocks Green.
Culture and Entertainment
When it comes to entertainment, you will find a number of pubs in which to enjoy a quiet drink or a lively evening of fun. You will also be within easy reach of Birmingham city centre, where you can enjoy the program of events at the National Indoor Arena, the Hippodrome, or the National Exhibition Centre, as well as the many bars and pubs along the waterfront at Brindley Place or on Broad Street.
There are plenty of options for dining out in Acocks Green. Sample a taste of South Asia with a visit to Moghul or Champagne Indian Restaurant. Enjoy some American fare at Boss Hoggs Restaurant or feast on fine Italian at La Grotta.
Acocks Green is well served by public transport, which means that you can get around with ease. Acocks Green and Spring Road railway stations provide access to mainline services and a number of other railway stations are just a short distance away. There are reliable bus services running through the area along with readily available taxis for efficient and convenient ground transportation. Well connected road and motorway links also provide increased ease for drivers. The area is located on the A41, which connects to the centre of Birmingham and the M42, and is also accessible via the A4040.