A diverse, urban city with great transport - Wolverhampton mixes a rich industrial past with close-by countryside and canals
Hop on the Metro – a tram that whisks you through the city centre; wander the streets on foot; or get a bird’s eye view from the top of a double-decker bus: however you choose to explore this city, you’ll soon see how diverse it is.
A world-class art gallery, the ornate Grand Theatre, and 15th century St Peter’s Church - Wolverhampton has plenty to indulge your cultural side. But, with a multiplex cinema, thriving nightlife scene, and great shopping at the Mander Centre, you can let your hair down here too. Dig a little deeper, and you’ll see that Wulfrunians (the name given to locals) also have some rather lovely beauty spots on their doorstep. Chill out after seminars with a stroll through the beautiful Victorian gardens of West Park, watch canal boats navigate their way through locks as you wander along the tow path, or venture a little outside the city centre for a trip back to Edwardian times at Bantock House.
If trying different food is high on your hit list, Wolverhampton won’t disappoint. Thanks to a thriving Asian population, you can sample all the delights of one of England’s favourite dishes – curry. There’s no shortage of fish and chip shops either, and classic chain restaurants are never far away.
If all that’s still not enough, and you want to explore further afield, no problem. Wolverhampton is right in the heart of England so Birmingham is just a Metro ride away, while motorways, and great rail links can whizz you out of the city in no time.