6 Things to Do in Smethwick That You Shouldn't Miss

December 5, 2017 Moriah Teneyck

Smethwick (/ˈsmɛðɪk/ SMEDH-ik) is a town in Sandwell, West Midlands, historically in Staffordshire. It is 4 miles west of Birmingham city centre and borders West Bromwich and Oldbury to the north and west. Formerly a Staffordshire county borough, Smethwick is situated near the edge of Sandwell metropolitan borough and borders the Birmingham districts of Handsworth, Winson Green, Harborne, Edgbaston and Quinton to the south and east, as well as the Black Country towns of West Bromwich and Oldbury in the north and west.
Restaurants in Smethwick

1. Warley Woods

The Pavilion 101 Lightwoods Hill | 101 Lightwoods Hill, Smethwick, Sandwell B67 5ED, England +44 121 429 2440
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Warley Woods

Warley Woods is a 40 hectare (100 acre) community park; a mix of woodland, open meadow and a golf course. As a result of its historic plan, designed by Humphry Repton. Although a little more than 3 miles from the centre of Birmingham, Warley Woods is in Smethwick in the borough of Sandwell. Warley Woods is a registered charity and is committed to the long term improvement, maintenance and management of the park. A third of the park is woodland, mostly native species such as oak and beech. The Pavilion is located on the entrance off Lightwoods Hill and is home to the Trust's shop, office, public toilets, and the cafe.

Reviewed By Hattie_criticises

Great for taking children, dogs or going with friends and family! A large open space with a park and golf course.

2. Lightwoods Park

Lightwoods House Adkins Lane | Bearwood, Smethwick, Smethwick, Sandwell B67 5DP, England +44 7878 834382
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Lightwoods Park

Reviewed By Kelly_Windsor - Birmingham, United Kingdom

I am so utterly thrilled to have this little gem on my doorstep. After a delightful walk through Warley Woods and Lightwoods park on this fresh Sunday morning, we decided to try Jonathon's in the Park for a spot of breakfast. The quality of the food and drink was superb. We highly recommend the 'Morning Glory' tea, as well as the Lightwoods Eggs Benedict. Fantastic. The staff were very helpful and friendly, and it was lovely to see the younger generation clearly enjoying their weekend job. The surroundings were beautiful and peaceful, until it started to get a little busier and more lively, which was also great to see. I'm glad that people are supporting this local business and you can be sure that we will be back to enjoy another Sunday morning here.

3. Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick

128-130 High Street, Smethwick, Sandwell B66 3AP, England +44 121 558 2527
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Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick

Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick is Europes largest and first Sikh place of worship. It's it mandatory to cover your head and remove your shoes whilst inside the Gurdwara as a sign of respect. Head coverings are provided (if required). If visiting it is essential you book via email to ensure a tour guide is available to welcome you on your visit. We hope you enjoy you visit to this landmark Gurdwara :)

Reviewed By Suchet B

Absolutely awesome! Every Sikh should visit this lovely famous Gurdwara at least once in their lifetime and if you live locally to it you are lucky enough to enjoy it as often as possible.

4. Ian Jelf Guided Tours - Day Tours

198 Hales Lane, Smethwick, Sandwell B67 6RH, England
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Ian Jelf Guided Tours - Day Tours

Guided tours for people who don't "do" guided tours! I’m Ian Jelf, a professionally qualified ‘Blue Badge’ tourist guide for three regions of England: London, the Heart of England and the South West. I’ve been involved in tourism for over 20 years and have had a lifelong passion for sharing knowledge about places I love. Today, as a full-time professional tourist guide, I provide informative and interesting walking tours, coach tours or even trips on a canal boat!My area of qualification covers a vast swathe of English culture and history: London with all its history and contemporary life; Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, beautiful Shrewsbury, learned Oxford and Georgian Bath; and vibrant cities busily reinventing themselves like Birmingham and Bristol. And there’s lots more, believe me! From industrial history to beautiful countryside, from large city to remote village, I can provide a personalised tour tailored to your group’s own interests and needs. I look forward to hearing from you.

Reviewed By grandma1111 - Birmingham, United Kingdom

Ian's amazing knowledge, delivered in his own unique and inimitably witty style, make all of his walks both informative and enjoyable.
In Leicester even the cold and the pouring rain followed by snow, did not distract from the enjoyment of the occasion. Who would have guessed that there is still tangible evidence of Saxon and Roman times within the city centre as well as a peek at 'that car park' to keep up our interest. there was indeed far more to Leicester than Richard 111!
All of Ian's walks are thoroughly recommendable as are his whole day trips further afield.

5. Galton Valley Canal Museum

Canalside Off Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick, Sandwell B66 1BA, England +44 121 556 0683
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Galton Valley Canal Museum

Reviewed By Amirah D - Birmingham, United Kingdom

Beautiful place to visit. Open only on specific days but the view around is stunning. Ideal for landscape photographers.

6. Smethwick Rolfe Street Railway Station

Rolfe St, Smethwick, Sandwell B66 2AF, England
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Smethwick Rolfe Street Railway Station

Working railway station dating from 1890 in central Smethwick with train services to Birmingham and Wolverhampton operated by London Midland. In June 2017, students from Sandwell College created a mural for Platform 1 and created an exhibition room off the booking hall in which the history of the station and of the mural is displayed.

Reviewed By Sam C

We started our journey here, the man operating the ticket office was super , friendly , knowledgeable , and efficient. We station was spotless , and the guys keeping the weeds at bay , offered to help with luggage on the steps etc, All in all a well run little station.

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