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Moseley

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Moseley

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Moseley is in Birmingham. England

Get in[edit]

Take the number 50 bus from the city centre - it goes straight down Moseley Road (A435) to Moseley village. The journey takes about 15 minutes.

Alternatively, take the number 1 or 35 buses which stop by Cannon Hill Park Gooch Street

See[edit][add listing]

Much of Moseley Village dates from Victorian times and is a conservation area. There is also a dovecote which pre-dates this at Moseley Hall hospital, on Alcester Road. It is occasionaly open to the public on certain Sundays during the year.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Visit the monthly Farmer's Market in the centre of the village (4th Saturday of every month). There is a selection of farm produce, but many stalls selling all manner of local foodstuffs (pies, jam, deli foods, etc). It was recently a finalist in the best farmer's market in the UK competition.
  • Take a walk around Cannon Hill Park, on the Moseley/Edgbaston border (just head down Salisbury Road from the centre of Moseley Village). The park has a boating lake and is home to the Midlands Arts Centre. This has a theatre, an 'art-house' cinema and year-round exhibitions.
  • Go skateboarding or BMX-ing at the Epic Skate Park on Alcester Road. This venue also occasionally hosts live music.
  • Wander round the village centre and browse some of the interesting independant shops on offer. Relax with a coffee and some cake in the Java Lounge (King Edwards Rd), or a pint in one of the many pubs.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • The Zen head-shop on St Mary's Row sells all the 'hippie-shit' that you'd expect to find in Amsterdam.
  • Pottery and Pieces on St Mary's Row always has something interesting - pottery, prints, jewellery, and lots of other stuff.
  • Woodbridge Gallery on Woodbridge Road is a small gallery in a someone's back-yard! It's only open for specific exhibitions which last a few days at a time. These usually display work by local artists. There is no admission charge.
  • Moseley Arts Market 4th Saturday of the month, March - December. Specialist arts and crafts from the best local designer/makers and artisans
  • There is also a second-hand clothes shop on St Mary's Row which only sells designer labels. You can usually get one or two bargains.
  • Moseley Travel, 172 Alcester Road Moseley Birmingham B13 8HJ (In the middle of the village opposite the Post Office), 0121 442 4499, [1]. 0930 - 1800. Moseley Travel is the only travel agency in Moseley Village. It is a completely independent ABTA bonded and ATOL licensed agency offering all kinds of worldwide travel arrangements from flights to packaged holidays, from accommodation to car hire and attraction tickets to travel insurance.  edit
  • Nima Delicatessan, Alcester Road. A well stock deli, selling cooked meats, cheese, coffee and a wide selection of ethnic and organic foods and ingredients.  edit
  • Marcus Gallery, Alcester Road. A modern gallery selling painting (originals and prints) as well as some other art works  edit


Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Sabai Sabai on Woodbridge Road. Thai cuisine, excellent value and quality, although often full and some find it a little packed/claustrophobic.
  • Kabbabish on Woodbridge Road. An up-market Balti House.
  • K2 on Alcester Road. A so-so Indian restaurant.
  • Jade on St Mary's Row. A mid-price Chinese restaurant.
  • Java Lounge, King Edwards Road (off Alcester Road). An internet cafe offering a wide selection of hot drinks and cakes. Probably more genuine cafe that happens to do internet connections, than your typical scummy internet cafe.  edit
  • Jewel in the Crown, Alcester Road. A standard Birmingham balti resturant, reasonably priced, but offering superior food to the many generic outlets around the city.  edit
  • Deolali, St Mary's Row (At cross roads in village). A more upmarket curry restaurant. Offering good fish curries and a wide selection of dishes. More expensive than other curry places, but a genuine resturant.  edit
  • La Plancha, Alcester Road. A Spanish Tapas bar/restaurant. Bar area downstairs with seating and a tapas menu, upstairs a restuarant with a wider menu. Pretty authentic Spanish fare.  edit
  • Nathaniels, Alcester Road. Up market resturant, run by two guys who reportedly have worked in Michelan stared resturants. Fairly expensive, but Sunday lunch special is a pretty good deal and is nice food.  edit
  • The Cross, Alcester Road. A modern cafe-bar offering a much improved mid-range menu.  edit
  • The Fighting Cocks, Alcester Road. A pub offering a selection of traditional pub food and more modern dishes. Not cheap for pub food (~£8-10 main) but good quality.  edit
  • Dance Cafe, Alcester Road. Often overlooked outlet offering a selection of hot drinks, cakes and sandwiches. Cafe on ground floor of dance studio/school, very reasonably priced.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • The Patrick Kavanagh, a 20-somethings pub named after the Irish poet.
  • The Prince of Wales, a traditional English pub recently bought out by La Plancha, wide range of real ales.
  • The Cross wine bar and pavement café.
  • The Bull's Head, which has an affiliation with The Custard Factory in the city centre.
  • La Plancha, a tapas bar opened in 2005.
  • The Junction. Pub on the crossroads that has changed hands frequently. Currently a fairly ordinary bar in the style of a Llyods No1.  edit
  • The Fighting Cocks. Pub with a youngish crowd in the centre. Very pleasant and vast selection of beers and wine, but slow service and very expensive.  edit
  • Elizabeth of York. Wetherspoons pub on St Mary's Row  edit


Sleep[edit][add listing]

Gables Hotel
43 Oxford Road, Birmingham, B13 9ER
Telephone: 0121 449 1146

Oxford Hotel
21 Oxford Road, Birmingham, B13 9EH
Tel: 0121 449 3298

Wake Green Lodge Hotel
20 Wake Green Road, Birmingham, B13 9E
Tel: 0121 449 4499

All these hotels are mid-priced and provide easy access to the centre of Moseley Village.

Internet[edit]

Free internet access is available at King's Heath and Balsall Heath public libraries. Both are on the A435, one is about a mile south of Moseley, the other is about a mile north.

  • Express Internet, 181 Brighton Road, B12 8QN, +44 121 449 1599. internet lounge part of Express Mini Mart. Mon-Sat 8AM-9PM, Sun 9AM-6PM. ONLY £1 per hour.

This internet lounge is located just off the Alcester / Moseley Road; an interesting concept as it is part of a convenience store so you can keep yourself topped up with drinks, snacks and sandwiches while surfing the Internet, they also provide the typical services you would expect such as colour printing, photocopying, scanning, laminating, fax and western union money transfer.

The Java lounge, on King Edwards Rd, just off Alcester Road, is an internet cafe in the centre of Moseley Village.


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