Birmingham, the country’s second largest city is diverse, full of opportunities, economically successful, and has a string of beautiful suburbs with easy access to everything. Moseley, located about three miles south in Moseley and Kings Heath Ward, is one such suburb.
As neighboring King’s Heath gentrified in the 18th century,Moseley was just but a small hamlet with small settlements clustered around the St. Mary Church. Development in the area began after Richard Cadbury, the last owner of the only moated manor in the area donated it to the city as a children’s hospital. The house stands till date as Moseley Hall Hospital.
Today, Moseley is a trendy urban village perched on a high hill with stunning city centre vistas. It is defined by fine 19th century Victorian houses, independent bars and restaurants, boutiques, green spaces, and everything else illustrated in the area guide below.
As a popular residential suburb, and a trendy leisure destination, Moseley is easy to access and is well connected by rail and road. The surbub is only a twenty minute drive to New Street Station, one of the largest, and busiest train stations in Birmingham with direct links to areas like London, Glasgow, and Edinburgh.
Moseley is also only two miles from University Station which links to areas between Redditch, Bromsgrover and Lichfield. Train transport is anticipated to become even better after the opening of Moseley Station in the near future. Moseley Station is one of three train stations along the old Camp Hill set to be revived by the city. They have been closed since the second world war and their reopening means Moseley residents will now have direct access to Birmingham city centre, New Street, and many other areas in Bruhm. It’ll also ease the traffic along the A435 Alcester Road.
If you prefer road, there are plenty of bus services that run along, and through Moseley, connecting it to the city centre, and other nearby suburbs.
Young families and students living in Moseley have an easy time learning thanks to the reputable primary and secondary schools in the area.
For primary education, area students have options such as St. Martin De Porres Catholic Primary School, Anderton Park, King David, Park Hill, Moor Green, Saints John & Monica Catholic School, and Moseley C of E, all rated good by Offsted.
There are plenty of private secondary schools in the area but for state learning, Queensbridge School on Queensbridge Road is a great choice. It is amixed 11-16 comprehensive learning institution with a speciality in visual & performing arts, and outstanding Ofsted ratings.
For special education needs learning check out Uffculme School, a primary school for learners with an autistic spectrum disorder, and Fox Hollies, a 66-place secondary school for students with complex learning difficulties.
Living in Moseley unlocks your access to the following amenities:
Balsall Heath Library on Moseley Road is the suburb’s primary library. Like most libraries in the area, it’s also an 18th century facility having been officially opened on April 1896, as one of the many library and bath pairings in Bruhm. Today the facility features a children’s section, an adult section with a range of fiction and non-fiction books, and an exhibition space. It has computer access, and allows book loans and reservations. Balsall Heath Library also regularly hosts family friendly events and activities, and offers benefit verification services. Besides the facility, Moseley residents also enjoy access to the following nearby libraries:
Moseley Hall Hospital is one of the most active, and popular NHS hospitals in Moseley. As noted, it started out as the only moated manor in the area back in the 19th century, but was converted to a hospital after the last owner donated it to the city. Other health centers offering NHS treatments in Moseley include:
If you’re in need of dental services, check out Aesthetic Dental and Implant Surgery Centre on Salisbury Road. it’s a private practice that offers NHS dentistry services. Other similar establishments in the area include Irvine Dental Care on Wake Green Road, and Kings Heath Dental Practice on Alcester Road.
If you’re looking to break out the house but don’t want to break your budget by spending time in expensive establishments in Moseley head to Moseley Park and Pool on Alcester Road.
Originally part of the Moseley Hall manor, the 11-acre park is today maintained by Moseley Trust and besides a serene open green space, also features a Grade II-listed ice house, a tennis and yoga club. The famous Moseley Folk & Arts Festival is also regularly hosted here. It can get pretty crowded sometimes which makes the nearby Highburry, Cannon Hill and Swanhurst Parks excellent alternatives.
As a popular leisure destination and the best urban place to reside in the West Midlands, Moseley has a wealth of great places to dine and drink. Check out the Carters of Moseley, a Michelin-star restaurant on Wake Green Row for the best in British cuisine, and if you’re a BBQ lover, The Dark Horse is the place to be.
If old-fashioned neighborhood pubs are more your speed, living in Moseley will certainly tickle your fancy since the suburb boasts not one, but multiple 18th to 20th century pubs. These include, The Fighting Cocks, a victorian pub on Saint Mary Row serving classic beers, and live sports, and The Prince of Wales, an 18th century watering hole with a pleasant range of ales, ciders, cocktails, proseccos, champagnes cuban cigars, and nearly everything you’d want for a chilled night out.
Other great places to dine and drink in Moseley include:
Moseley may have taken time to gentrify, but it’s one of the most urbanised suburbs in Bruhm today. It boasts an amazing assortment of restaurants, classic pubs and trendy cafes, multiple parks, great schools, and seamless connectivity to Bruhm’s city centre, and other suburbs within and outside Birmingham.