West Bromwich, West Midlands
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The town of West Bromwich is located in the West Midlands region and is an expanding town that has gone through regeneration over recent years. Situated just 5 miles from Birmingham, this is a town that has a large multi-ethnic population and boasts cultural diversity as well as rich history. West Bromwich has a rich industrial history as well as a varied general one, and was once known for industries ranging from nail manufacturing to gun making. Known for its football club, West Bromwich Albion, the town is home to the Baggies Football Stadium. A number of landmarks can be found in the town, including the historic Town Hall and Library, West Bromwich Manor House, and the contemporary Public Gallery. West Brom, as it is colloquially known, has been home to a range of famous people, including Robert Plant, Phil Lynott, Frank Skinner, and KK Downing from Judas Priest.
West Bromwich has a variety of different businesses that operate from office space in the town. Amongst the businesses that are located here you will find Interserve, Accord Housing, Sanctuary Housing Association, and Wrights Plastics Ltd. West Bromwich town centre is home to a variety of retailers, which includes Boots, Argos, and Wilkinson’s. Ongoing regeneration means that there will soon be a Tesco superstore in the area along with other retailers and a cinema.
Entertainment And Dining Out
When it comes to entertainment, West Bromwich has its fair share of pubs, which offer everything from a relaxing place to drink through to live entertainment. You will also find the many entertainment venues of Birmingham just a few miles away, including the NIA, Hippodrome, and the vibrant nightlife around Broad Street and Brindley Place. You will find plenty of places to eat out in and around West Bromwich. Bellagio is a great Italian restaurant serving up a range of dishes in elegant surroundings. Akash Balti is a popular choice for those who enjoy Indian food. For a range of British dishes in a warming pub environment, The Ridgacre is a great choice.
With easy access to the M5 and M6 motorways, West Bromwich offers great road transport links, with motorways being complemented by major roads such as the Expressway. The town has a large bus station, with a range of services running through, while taxis are freely available and provide alternative means of transport for those who are not driving. Birmingham International Airport provides the closest link for those who require air travel. The closes rail links can be accessed at Sandwell & Dudley Railway Station in nearby Oldbury. West Bromwich does have a stop on the Metro tramway, which provides easy access into Birmingham and Wednesbury.