Walsall Old Square
Walsall in the West Midlands is an industrial town about equidistant between Birmingham and Wolverhampton, in the heart of England’s Black Country. The Industrial Revolution of the 1800s transformed Walsall from a relatively small rural community into a centre for industry and commerce. All sorts of goods were produced here, from chains and saddles to painted ceramics and buckles. Limestone quarrying in the nearby hills also created plenty of wealth in the town. With the arrival of the canals and railway in the early 1800s, Walsall was put firmly on the map of industrial Britain.
The 20th century brought further developments following a decline in industry, with new shopping centres such as the Saddlers Centre opening and new housing estates being established in outlying areas. The town also has a good museum with impressive collections of regional artefacts, and the local leather industry is still going strong. The Walsall Leather Museum was opened by the Princess Royal in 1988.
Walsall also has its own art gallery, The New Art Gallery Walsall just off Wolverhampton Street, where there’s also a thriving new retail centre. There are numerous independent shopping outlets in the town, and if you park in NCP’s Walsall car park at Old Square on Freer Street you’ll be conveniently close to all the shops, cultural attractions, and entertainment.
Old Square Shopping Centre Parking
The Old Square Shopping Centre is at the heart of the community in Walsall, with most residents doing their daily shopping here. It has been undergoing massive redevelopments and is home to fine dining venues and a range of customer facilities as well as to shopping outlets of every description. Leave your car at the NCP Old Square car park on Freer Street and you’ll be convenient close to all the outlets, and won’t have far to carry your shopping once you’ve picked up all those bargains.
NXWM Bus Station Parking
The NXWM Bus Station in Walsall is a transport hub for the area, serving south and southwest Birmingham and is a regional base for National Express services too. NCP’s Old Square car park on Freer Street is only just a few minutes’ walk away too!