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Wolverhampton Mini Guide
Tell Me About Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton is located in England’s West Midlands region and is believed to have been named after the town's founder Lady Wulfrun. The motto of the city is “Out of darkness, cometh light”. Originally a market town, it expanded rapidly during the industrial revolution and from the eighteenth century it became one of the most famous locations for the production of japanned ware. Wolverhampton was also the location of the first ever set of traffic lights in the whole of the UK, erected in 1927 on the city's Princes Street.
What Should I See?
For culture and the arts Wolverhampton is very well equipped. There are a wide range of arts venues to visit and Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre, which opened on 10th September 1894 is the most established theatre in the region. In addition to theatrical productions featuring the likes of Sean Connery and Charlie Chaplin famous faces from politics such as Winston Churchill have appeared there. The Arena Theatre at the University of Wolverhampton also hosts performances by both professional and amateur companies.
If you’re a movie fan there is a huge multiplex that shows all the latest blockbusters and an excellent media centre called the Lighthouse that shows art house movies and some older classics, it has also hosted many shows including the International Animation Festival so it’s well worth checking their program during your visit.
Another perfect way to pass a lazy Sunday in Wolverhampton is to step into the times of Lords and Ladies with a visit to one of the open historic houses in the area. Choose from the Tate Bantock House and the two National Trust houses on the outskirts of the city, Wightwick Manor and Moseley Old Hall.
Entertainment in Wolverhampton
The Wolverhampton Racecourse is worth a visit if you fancy a flutter and if you work up an appetite, the city has many excellent eateries. From a fiery curry to a classic pasta dish there are restaurants and menus for all tastes and for those of you with a delicate stomach, just check out the “Scores on the Doors” scheme whereby all participating establishments are assessed by the city council and their hygiene scores are posted publicly, ranging from zero to five stars. Wolverhampton also has an excellent reputation for its nightlife; a fantastic mix of bars and clubs can be found, just put on your dancing shoes and head to the entertainment district. You’ll not be disappointed.
How Do I Get To Wolverhampton?
Wolverhampton is served by several Motorways including the M6, M5 the M54 and if you are in a hurry the M6 Toll is a good option as it bypasses the busiest section of the M6. Bus connections are available to and from all major towns and cities and the city has its own train station located in the city centre and served by the Midland Metro light rail system.
- On the 15th June, Science Fiction geeks will descend on Wolverhampton for a one day science fiction convention at The Lighthouse. Trekkies, Star War fans and more will be there - join them if you dare!