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History of Shirley

History of Shirley
  • council: Solihull
  • phone code: 0121
  • postcode area: B90
  • county: West Midlands

Shirley is the second largest shopping centre in the Borough of Solihull and is located approximately 3 miles to the west of central Solihull, close to junction 4 of the M42 motorway.

Town Centre facilities
Shirley town centre includes approximately 250 individual businesses which stretch along the A34 Stratford Road from Shakespeare Drive to the Borough boundary with Birmingham. The centre contains a variety of High Street stores and an exciting mix of smaller specialist shops. In addition to this, the centre includes approximately:

15 banks and building societies

10 restaurants

75 office units

10 supermarkets

3 Public Houses

3 major car dealerships as well as a Post Office, Community Centre, Surgery, Library, Public toilet and Police Station.

How to get there

By road - Shirley is easily accessible by car, being on the main A34 between Stratford and Birmingham, with the M42 motorway only 1 mile away. There is plenty of FREE car parking in Shirley town centre so follow the road signs to your most convenient location

By Bus - Regular bus services connect Shirley with Solihull, Birmingham and the surrounding area and, during weekdays, the main service between Shirley, Solihull and Birmingham runs at a frequency of roughly every 6 minutes.

By Train - Shirley Train Station, which is a 5 minute bus ride from the town centre area, provides regular links to Solihull, Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon and the wider Rail network

For further information on public transport links in the Shirley area, please visit the Centro website

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