Sparkbrook and Springfield
Home of the famous 'Balti Triangle', Sparkbrook and Springfield is a culturally-diverse shopping centre specialising in Asian jewellery, fashion and food.
Sparkbrook and Springfield is a thriving and exciting place to shop. The area is made up of 3 smaller local shopping communities: Sparkbrook, Ladypool Road and Sparkhill, which includes the Springfield Shopping Parade.
It is a regular destination for out-of-town visitors who travel across the country to shop at the diverse and unique selection of Asian fashion and Jewellery retailers. Food shopping is also very popular. You can find numerous Halal meat and traditional Asian sweet shops, alongside food markets with wonderful spices and exotic fruit and vegetables that are hard to find elsewhere.
Eating & drinking
The Centre has Birmingham’s first Halal Chinese restaurant, plus restaurants offering cuisine from India, Bangladesh, East Africa and the Balti. The world famous Balti Triangle, where the best-known Balti houses can be found, can be found here. Check out the restaurants in Ladypool Road in particular. The majority of restaurants are not licensed for alcohol and welcome you to ‘bring your own’.
The area also has a number of East African-run cafés offering a variety of special coffees as well as a local bakery selling fresh traditional bread and pastries from stone baked ovens.
Sports and leisure
The recently-opened Chamberlain Health and Fitness Centre has been fitted out with the latest hi-tech equipment offering plenty of opportunity for those who wish to keep fit and healthy. Also located close by are Moseley Road Victorian Swimming Baths.
Sparkhill Park is located close to the Springfield shopping parade and is host to a number of local community events including an Annual Fun Fair and has both cricket and football pitches.
Sparkbrook and Springfield is approximately 3 miles to the south of the City Centre and is located on and around the A34 (Stratford Road), beginning just past the Camp Hill roundabout and including Shaftmoor Lane, Ladypool Road and Moseley Road (from Brighton Road to Haden Circus). Access is easily gained from the M42 motorway travelling towards Birmingham via the A34 and A435 corridors.
The Following buses run along Stratford Road: 2, 5, 6, 12, 31 & 41. The 8 Inner Circle route runs past the Ladypool Road. The 50 route along the Moseley Road is very frequent and convenient.
The Springfield Shopping parade is a short walk from the Spring Road Train Station.
To plan your trip by public transport visit www.travelinemidlands.co.uk
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