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Longbridge, Birmingham Area Guide


Located in south-west Birmingham, Longbridge is surrounded by Frankley, Frankley Beeches, Rubery, Rednal, Bromsgrove, Northfield, Kings Heath and Kings Norton. Longbridge was a centre of the UK’s automotive industry for decades. Vehicles for household names such as MG Rover, Morris, Austin, Nash Metropolitan and British Leyland, which represented some of the greatest achievements and innovations in British automotive design history, were manufactured at the famous Longbridge Plant. In 2006 the Plant was sadly demolished, having ceased operations. However, the site has since been rebuilt and regenerated so that the area can continue to grow.

Primary schools in this area

  • Cofton Primary School, Wootton Rd, Birmingham B31 4ST
  • Albert Bradbeer Primary, Turves Green, Birmingham B31 4RD
  • The Meadows Primary School, Bristol Rd S, Birmingham B31 2SW
  • Turves Green Primary School, Turves Green, Birmingham B31 4BP
  • Wychall Primary School, Middle Field Rd, Birmingham B31 3EH
  • St Columba’s Catholic Primary School, Lickey Rd, Rednal, Birmingham B45 8TD
  • St John Fisher Catholic Primary School, Alvechurch Rd, Birmingham B31 3PN
  • West Heath Primary School, Rednal Rd, Birmingham B38 8HU
  • St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School, Frankley Beeches Rd, Birmingham B31 5AB


Opened in 1978, the Longbridge train station is on the Cross City Line and operated by West Midlands Railway. Featuring two platforms, the northern route leads to Birmingham, passing through stations such as Northfield, Kings Norton and Selly Oak. The southern route leads to Barnt Green and Bromsgrove. Work began on a £1.7m refurb in November 2018, including a larger concourse area complete with new flooring, facade automatic doors and ventilation system, an accessible toilet, ticket counter and a new-look station frontage.

Bus routes through Longbridge include the 45, 63 and 98.

Local property professionals

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Restaurants in Longbridge, Birmingham

  • Paprika Longbridge, 1619 Bristol Rd S, Rednal, Birmingham B45 9UA
  • The Cambridge, 6 College Street, Rednal, Birmingham B31 2US
  • Chiquito, Unit 3B, Ashbrook Dr, Rubery B45 9JL
  • The Royal Fish Bar, Longbridge Ln, Birmingham B31 2UT
  • Simla, 1285 Bristol Rd S, Birmingham B31 2SP
Longbridge Area Guide
By David Price