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  • driving into Birmingham on Saturday from Wolves
  • Premier Icon Simon-E
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    I’m accompanying my daughter to see a band at the O2 Academy on Saturday. I’ve not driven into Brum before but there will be no trains and I’m guessing that the M54 – M6 – M38 will be chocker. A colleague thought that the main Dudley road (A41?) might be better.

    Can anyone suggest an alternative route from M54 / Wolverhampton?

    I’m flying blind here so any help is appreciated. Ta.

    Premier Icon teenrat
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    A4123 Birmingham New Road.?

    Or why not get the tram from Wolverhampton direct to Birmingham Centre

    Premier Icon alanl
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    Shouldnt be too bad, but, early evenings does get clogged up within a mile of Broad Street on the inner ring road, though it isnt central London , so traffic does move, albeit slowly. Be aware of the congestion/air tax.
    If going to the O2, we park up around 5 mins walk from there on a side street, anywhere around Upper Gough St. The Keg and Grill there does a great curry, as well as being a nice enough pub, albeit limited in its beers, the Craven Arms just up the road has a good selection of beers in.
    Parking round there is free on single yellows after 6.30pm iirc. There are very few signs that tell you that, as it is a parking machine area, so they want you to use the paid for parking spaces.

    Premier Icon Houns
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    Just stick it in Google maps/waze before you go and take the route they suggest

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    the Craven Arms

    Nothing to add but The Craven Arms is a great pub.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Don’t forget the congestion/air quality charge

    Premier Icon Simon-E
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    Thanks all. I wasn’t aware of the congestion/air charge, so really grateful for mentioning that!

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