Selly Oak, Birmingham
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Area Guide Selly Oak
A residential district situated in the south west of Birmingham, Selly Oak is an area that enjoys a long history and is also culturally diverse with a multi-ethnic population. The area offers access to a range of modern facilities and amenities, including Selly Oak Hospital, a range of educational institutions, and efficient transport links. The area is also home to a number of notable structures and areas of interest, such as Selly Oak Library, the Birmingham Battery and Metal Company, Lodge Hill Cemetery, and St Mary’s Church.
Setting up your business here
The head office of the medical illustration division of the NHS Graphic Design and Multimedia Services team is based at Selly Oak Hospital. Pacific Sound and Light, Rich B Studios and Purple Frog Property also all operate from Selly Oak.Other companies with office space in Selly Oak include lettings agents, beauty salons, property management firms, travel agents, estate agents, chauffeur services, ticket agencies, computer firms, and pharmacies.
Culture and Entertainment
The annual Selly Oak Festival is a popular event in the area, offering a variety of stalls and performances that attract thousands of people. You will also find a variety of pubs in the area including The Soak, Bristol Pear and The Goose.
If you are looking to eat out you can enjoy a choice of restaurants and eateries. Flavoursome Indian food can be found at Sundarbon International Tandoori Restaurant or Cafe Eastern Delight, which specialises in Balti dishes. Sampling the Italian dishes at Rimini should not be missed.
The district is connected to National Rail mainline services through Selly Oak railway station. A number of local bus routes run through Selly Oak, providing convenient road travel, which is complemented by the many taxis that serve the area. An extensive highway network means that driving around Selly Oak is also simple and convenient.