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Area Guide Walsall
Part of the Black Country, the industrial town of Walsall is a place with a multi-ethnic population and rich, cultural diversity. Walsall boasts a long history and by the 13th century had become a vibrant market town. Queen Mary’s School in Walsall was founded by Queen Mary I, daughter of Catherine of Aragon, in 1554. The Industrial Revolution played a huge part in Walsall’s history, resulting in mass expansion that turned it from a small market town into a huge industrial one. There are many attractions, both historical and cultural, to be enjoyed in Walsall, including the historic Walsall Arboretum, the New Art Gallery, Walsall Museum, Walsall Leather Museum and the Sister Dora monument.
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Walsall has strong connections with the royal family when it comes to industry, as this is where the Queen’s handbags, the royals’ saddles and leather goods for Prince Charles are all manufactured. There are many other businesses and professionals that occupy commercial office space in Walsall, including estate agents, solicitors, accountants, florists, locksmiths, publishers and recruitment agencies.
Culture and Entertainment
If you enjoy nightlife, you will find a number of nightclubs and lively bars in Walsall town centre, including Retro and the Revolution Vodka Bar. You can also enjoy a flutter at Grosvenor Casino or head to Showcase Cinema to catch the latest movies.
When it comes to eating out, you will also find plenty of options, with both fast food and great restaurants within easy reach. A variety of pubs serve up hearty pub grub in the area while fine Italian dining can be enjoyed at Sofia’s.
Walsall is well served by public transport, with a number of options available to locals and visitors. You can connect to rail services via Walsall Railway Station and the town also has a large bus station providing access to a good variety of bus services. Taxis are readily available throughout the area and the road networks are well connected for those who are looking to drive, including easy access to the M6 motorway.