Wolverhampton // by Steph’s World

Wolverhampton city Travel in the UK series

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Hi everyone. My name is Steph and I’m a Lifestyle Blogger for Steph’s World. What you can usually find on the blog vary from anything to do with lifestyle, beauty favourites, Theatre show reviews and monthly favourites to things such as Travel in the UK and other Guest Blogger series.

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Why I chose to write about Wolverhampton…

I have chosen to write about Wolverhampton as it is somewhere I spend a lot of my time. I have grown up living not far from Wolverhampton City centre and I go there every day for work. I believe that Wolverhampton has a lot to offer and is worth a visit to as we have a lot of history.

5 things to see and do in Wolverhampton

I have decided to keep everything I recommend within walking distance within and around Wolverhampton City Centre. So here are 5 of my recommendations:

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

One of the main reasons I love Wolverhampton is because of the Grand Theatre. I personally love theatre shows anyway, but The Grand Theatre has been refurbished recently and it looks amazing. It has a strong link to the theatre’s history and looks very elegant and smart.

The shows at The Grand are always of a high standard and you really do get spoilt for choice there. The shows which are there range from local theatre productions to shows which have run in the West End and are now on tour.

Wolverhampton - Grand Theatre

First Set of Automatic Traffic Lights 

Ok, I’m not going to brag too much, but Wolverhampton does have the first set of automatic traffic lights which is located at the top of the street by The Grand Theatre. That’s impressive, right? *silence*

The lights are now marked with a white line around them, so if you every pass them by; you will know that they were the first. I think there is a plaque near by if you can spot it.

Wolverhampton - First set of Automatic Traffic Lights

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Just a minute walk from the traffic lights and at the top of the City is the Wolverhampton Art Gallary. I love visiting here every-so-often as it is so relaxing to take a walk around. There are also exhibitions which take place in the art gallery such as the Wonders of the World which were made entirely out of Lego and photography of wildlife.

The Art Gallery also has a lovely cafe housed on the first floor and it is great to meet with friends for lunch. It is quiet and the food is delicious. There is also a little seating area actually just outside the cafe actually surrounded by art, which is pretty unique.

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 

Heading just away from the hustle and bustle – and the shops – you can see the Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. Not somewhere I have personally gone into, but I do like to visit the shop to pick up presents for family members who support Wolves. The Molineux is

The Molineux is bright Orange and you cannot miss it. Also, if you ever visit the University; you can get a great view into the Molineux.

Take a Walk in West Park 

West Park is a lovely park a 5-10 minute walk from the City Centre and is beautiful especially in the Summer. The park is full of nature such as ducks, swans and squirrels. It also has a green house, park and a bandstand which sometimes have bands playing in. 

Steph’s Recommendation for Food & Drink in Wolverhampton

Coffee Shops & Cafes

There are lots of coffee shops around Wolverhampton such as Costa, Caffè Nero, Starbucks as well as a few independent ones. One of the coffee shops/cafes that I like is housed inside the old Beatties which is now House of Fraser.

Lunch on the Go

A few places I like to stop off at for lunch are places such as Subway, KFC or McDonald but I especially like to grab a curry from Sachins (Indian truck in the middle of Wolverhampton’s Dudley Street).

Dessert

For me, there is only one place in Wolverhampton to go for dessert and that is the Little Dessert Shop. Pancakes, Crepes, Waffles, Cookie Dough, Cake, Ice Cream, Milkshakes and so much more. It is truly delicious and to be honest, after a crepe the size of a dinner plate; you will not need anything else to eat.

Wolverhampton - Little Dessert Shop

A map of things to do in Wolverhampton…

Other Recommendations from Steph

Shopping

I would also recommend shopping as a thing to do in Wolverhampton. We have the Wulfrun and the Mander Centre which are located just off the main high street as well as House of Fraser.

Things to see & do

Until mid-September, Wolverhampton is doing a Walking Trail to find lots of Wolf statue’s spotted around Wolverhampton. I haven’t been on the trail yet, but here are a few which I have spotted.

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  • Emma Ramsell

    How stunning is your art museum- I have such a soft spot for them.
    And I probably shouldn’t be as impressed as what I am about Wolverhampton having the first automated traffic lights. Great post Steph.
    Em
    Emmajaderamselll.wordpress.com xxx

  • Sarah Pears

    There is so much to do in Wolverhampton, I had no idea! My Dad is a Wolves supporter so I may take him for a trip one day! Great post Steph 🙂

    Sarah | http://www.justbuttonsblog.co.uk

  • Gwennan Rees

    LOVE that the first set of traffic lights were in Wolverhampton – what a claim to fame! And what a nice person to appear on your guest series 😉