City Facts - Walsall
Walsall is a town in England’s West Midlands County. It’s situated eight miles from Birmingham and six miles from Wolverhampton. The town has a population of more than 67,000 and serves as the administrative hub for wider Metropolitan Borough of Walsall. The language spoken is English and the main currency used is the British Pound. Its close proximity to Birmingham means that Walsall is a prime business travel destination, with a variety of quality serviced apartments.
The name Walsall is a play on the word “Walh Halh”, which today translates to, “Valley of the Welsh Speakers”. Whilst Walsall’s origins are disputed, the town is thought to have been founded as early as the 11th century. By the 13th century, Walsall had become a small market town boasting a weekly market that was popular with locals. As the town grew, more and more business travellers began to flock there in search of new housing including serviced apartments.
During the Industrial Revolution, Walsall’s population rose from 2,000 to 86,000, anchored by new sectors that arrived in the town. At this point, Walsall was heavily involved in the manufacturing of buckles, chains and saddles as well as plated ware. These industries had a notable impact on the Walsall’s business travel activity and helped attract new settlers to the town.
Today, Walsall is a busy commuter town, home to a beautiful 80-acre Victorian park. The town is known for its manufacturing of plastic, electronics and aircraft parts. Popular attractions include Walsall Leather Museum, Walsall Arboretum and Banks Stadium. With so much to see and do, your business travel excursion there needn’t stop at just work.
Walsall is joined by the M6 which runs on to London and Glasgow via the M1 and M74 motorways. It’s served by three key junctions and also the A34 road, which links Walsall to Manchester. From Walsall Railway Station, visitors can travel directly to Birmingham. There are over 90 bus routes which run through Walsall. SilverDoor offers serviced apartments close to all such transport links.
Add the finishing touches to your business travel visit to Walsall with a stay in a SilverDoor serviced apartment.