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Smethwick Area Guide


Located 4 miles west of Birmingham city centre, Smethwick is a town in Sandwell that played an enormous role in the Midlands’ industrial history. From pottery, to steel, to steam engines, many of the products that have enabled the UK economy to thrive over the years have been made in Smethwick.

Today, the town still has a mixture of wonderful sites, both old and new. A particular highlight is Smethwick’s Old Church, which dates from 1732.

More modern landmarks include the famous Thinktank museum which makes science fun for the whole family and provides everyone with an entertaining and educational landmark.

Living in Smethwick allows you to be part of this fantastic cultural and industrial heritage, as well as the area’s future development.


The M5 runs along the western edge of Smethwick, passing over the two canals and a railway near Spon Lane.

Local bus service is provided primarily by National Express West Midlands, as well as other operators. Smethwick is on both the Hagley Road and Dudley Road bus corridors and the famous Number 11 Birmingham Outer Circle bus routes.

There are also direct regular bus services to West Bromwich, Wolverhampton, Oldbury, Blackheath, Harborne, Birmingham University and Dudley.

Smethwick has two operational railway stations (Smethwick Galton Bridge and Smethwick Rolfe Street) providing regular local and some long distance services.

Local property professionals

Our estate agents in Smethwick give your home maximum exposure online & offline, getting it more views from potential applicants, therefore more offers, and ultimately the highest possible finishing value. This means you end up with more money in your pocket and you enjoy a higher quality service. We pride ourselves on the range of properties we offer, from houses for sale, warehouse apartments, penthouses and flats for sale to commercial properties.

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If you are interested to know the house prices in this area, read our article: How much does a house cost in Smethwick?

Restaurants near Smethwick

  • Zaalsha Indian Restaurant: Address: 22-24 Abbey Rd, Smethwick B67 5RD
  • Purnima Bearwood: Address: 622 Bearwood Rd, Smethwick B66 4BW
  • The Red Cow Pub & Grill: Address: 296 High St, Smethwick B66 3NL
  • Bars near Smethwick

  • Sion Cocktail Bar & Dining: 113-114 Three Shires Oak Rd, Birmingham B67 5BT
  • The Shireland Bar & Grill: Shireland Rd, Smethwick B66 4RD
  • The Abbey Bar & Grill: Abbey Road Smethwick, Birmingham B67 5RA
  • Cinemas near Smethwick

  • ODEON West Bromwich: New Square New Street, West Bromwich B70 7NN
  • Black Country Cinema: 00 Dog Kennel Ln, Oldbury B68 9LY
  • ODEON Broadway Plaza: 20 Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham B16 8LP
  • Smethwick Area Guide
    By David Price