Oldbury, West Midlands
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The administrative centre of the Borough of Sandwell in the West Midlands, Oldbury is a town that forms part of the industrial Black Country area. This charming town is a combination of modern structures and older architecture, with places like the modern, high tech council offices standing in stark contrast close to the historic former Lloyds Bank building, which is now used as a Subway. The town is or has been home to a number of famous people over the years, including comedian Frank Skinner, boxer Pat Cowdell, and former Iron Maiden front man, Blaze Bayley.
Sandwell Council has a lot of office space in Oldbury, having established new, modern offices in the town centre over recent years. In the town centre you will also find a variety of other businesses, such as dry cleaning companies, banks and building societies, fashion retailers, doctors’ surgeries, dental practices, estate agents, and newsagents. There is a huge Sainsbury’s store in the town centre too, along with the local library, the Town Hall, and charity organisations. Silk’s Solicitors has an office in the town centre, while the nearby retail estate is home to retail giants such as Homebase, Argos, Pets at Home, and Carphone Warehouse.
Entertainment And Dining Out
When it comes to entertainment you will find plenty within easy reach. Oldbury town centre itself is geared more towards those who want a quiet drink in one of several pubs. However, there are many clubs and pubs just a short distance away on the Hagley Road, while the NIA and Hippodrome in Birmingham are also within easy reach. If you want to dine out, heading to the nearby Hagley Road is a great idea, as you will find many restaurants here. You can feast on American fare and enjoy cocktails at TGI Friday’s, sample the Mexican dishes at Chiquito, or enjoy hearty British food in a cosy setting at The Garden House.
There are good transport links in Oldbury, with easy access to the M5 as well as major road networks that enable drivers to get around with ease. The town is well-served by buses and taxis, which ensure alternative means of transportation for those who are not driving. The closest air travel links come via Birmingham International Airport. Oldbury is connected to the rail network from Sandwell & Dudley Railway Station, which operates on the Stour Valley Line.