Smethwick bucket list: 13 fascinating things to do in the Sandwell neighbourhood

Here are 13 interesting things to do in Smethwick from Victorian parks to independent bookstores

The historic neighbourhood of Smethwick has is in rich history and heritage - despite going through so many changes over the years.

It’s where the Smethwick Engine was invented invented by Matthew Boulton and James Watt in the eighteenth century. It’s also where you’ll find some fascinating independent shops on Bearwood High Street.

From parks and big green spaces to independent bookstores, restaurants, curry houses and pubs, Smethwick is a busy neighbourhood. It is also home to several Sikh temples that are open to all and serve free food as Langar - a communal free kitchen.

There are museums and activity hubs to take the little ones for a fun family day. And soon, it will have a massive aquatics centre with an Olympic-size swimming pool, a 10-metre diving board with 25 metre pool, a community swimming pool. Here are 13 fascinating things to do in Smethwick: