The Wolverhampton coat of arms is inscribed with the motto ‘Out of darkness cometh light’. So it’s fitting that this once smog-filled corner of the Black Country is shining bright with brilliant days out, a delicious food scene, and a nightlife to keep you dancing until the early hours before you make your way back to one of our Wolverhampton hotels. Have a read through our local guide, maybe try the all-you-can-eat buffet, see a show in the majestic Grand Theatre, and take a David Austin English Rose back home with you as a souvenir.
Things to do in Wolverhampton
Take your pick from some of the best days out in the region with the help of our local guide. When the weather’s kind we’ve got a world-famous rose garden and a fantastic National Trust property nearby. Or, more likely, if the rain drives you indoors there are cinemas, bowling and much, much more.
Whether you want a day at the races, a trip to Molineux, an evening of live music, a night of side-splitting comedy, or a visit to one of the finest theatres in the region, with the help of our local guide you can bet you’ll be entertained during your stay in the city of Wolverhampton.
Places to eat
Discover the best Italian, Chinese, steak, bistro and fine-dining restaurants in Wolverhampton, along with the perfect place for a pre-theatre meal, the independent grill that puts Nando’s to shame, and the world buffet where you can eat until your trouser button pops off.
Should you fancy a beverage or two during your stay, we’ve gathered some of our favourite bars, pubs and clubs for you to tick off at your liver’s leisure. Whether you want wine bars, CAMRA pubs, or a Victorian warehouse superclub, there really is something for everyone.
There’s no better way to kill a couple of hours than with a wee bit of retail therapy. So, if you fancy a shopping spree during your stay then there a couple of retail destinations you need to be aware of.
First up, if you want to stay in the heart of the city, then the Mander Centre is the main shopping centre in Wolverhampton and spans more than 600,000 square feet. It’s home to a huge four-floor Debenhams along with other High Street favourites such as Clarks, H&M, New Look and Waterstones. Next door, you’ll also find the likes of Primark, M&S and a huge Poundland in the Wulfrun Shopping Centre.
Alternatively, you could head a couple of miles out of town to the Bentley Bridge Retail Park. As well as having a huge Cineworld and being home to some of our favourite activities in Wolverhampton, it also has a great selection of outlets including large Next, Laura Ashley and TK Maxx stores.
When it comes to getting around Wolverhampton, once you’re inside the ring road it’s relatively easy to simply walk between many of the city centre attractions featured in our local guide. However, if you do want to catch a taxi, then Wolverhampton does have Uber, as well as a wealth of local taxi companies, ABC Cars being the biggest. When it comes to public transport, if you’re coming to the city by bus then you’ll arrive into Wolverhampton Bus Station on the east side of the city centre. It’s halfway between the Wolverhampton St George’s Tram Stop – from which you can catch regular Midlands Metro services to Birmingham – and Wolverhampton Railway Station, the city’s last surviving train station, which has excellent links with most of the country.
Alternatively, if you’re travelling from further afield, Birmingham Airport is the nearest major airport. However, it’s still a 40-minute drive away, so if you were planning on catching a taxi from the airport then it might cost you a pretty penny. Renting a car might be a more reasonable option; there are several car hire firms based at the airport for you to choose from. Our recommendation would be to use the free 2-minute Air-Rail-Link monorail to get from the airport to Birmingham International Station, then you can catch a roughly 35-minute train to Wolverhampton Railway Station. We have a wide selection of hotels near Birmingham Airport if you want to get a good night’s sleep before transferring to Wolverhampton.