The Leaded Light → Our Location

A Location Convenient for Solihull & Birmingham

• 283 Warwick Road, Olton, Solihull, Near Birmingham, UK - B92 7AB

Leaded Light B&B is located on the A41 road between Solihull town centre and Birmingham - in a pleasant ward called Olton. Road links for the area are excellent and it is very easy to get to Solihull, Birmingham, the NEC, and to the International airport by car or by public transport.

Motorway access is via junction 5 of the M42 at Knowle (4.3 miles away) with links to the M5, M6 and M40 motorways. The nearest airport is Birmingham International Airport which is situated about 4 miles to the North.

The Local Area

solihull town centre

Olton itself is a peaceful, characterful and historic suburb of Solihull with a high percentage of Edwardian and Victorian properties, 2 golf clubs and a cricket club. There is a railway station in Olton with direct links to Birmingham, Solihull and London Marylebone.

Within walking distance of the guest house you will find several quality restaurants, local shops, grocers and delis, the Parkway private hospital, and Olton rail station itself. The number 37 bus which travels from Birmingham to Solihull stops very near to the guest house.

It takes approximately 5-10 minutes to journey into the centre of Solihull by car, and under 15 minutes by bus.

Solihull itself is a very pleasant town with lots of green space and a welcoming atmosphere. In Solihull you will find high street and designer shopping, major department stores, a cinema, leisure centre with swimming and tennis, restaurants and an arts complex.

You can read more about the local area by clicking here.

How to Find Us | Directions

  • Driving (From the M42)

    You should leave the M42 at Junction 5 (Knowle) taking the A41 exit towards Solihull. Continue to follow the A41, taking the third exit of the next roundabout onto the A41 Solihull Bypass towards Birmingham. Turn/bear right at the A41 Warwick Road - you will find Leaded Light on the right hand side of the road.

    The journey from Junction 5 to Leaded Light is 4.3 miles and takes around 7 minutes.

  • Travelling by Train

    The nearest train station is Olton station which is a stop on the local line between Dorridge and Birmingham Snow Hill (also stops at Birmingham Moor Street). A very few London Marylebone trains stop directly at Olton (late evening).

    Travellers should disembark at Olton Station. Turn left out of the station onto Station Drive and then right onto Ulverley Green Road. At the end of the road turn left onto the main Warwick Road and walk up the hill. You will find Leaded Light at the top of the hill on the left hand side. The walk from Olton Station takes around 10 minutes at a medium/slow pace.

    Travellers whose Birmingham bound train terminates at Birmingham New Street should take a local train to Olton from Birmingham Moor Street. Moor Street is a short walk from New Street station - station staff will be able to give clear directions.

  • Journey to the Leaded Light guesthouse by Bus

    The 37 bus route between Birmingham city centre and Solihull stops very near to Leaded Light on Warwick Road. The nearest bus stop is "Ulverley Green, Reservoir Road" which is the stop after Olton Station when travelling from Birmingham.

    The 37 service is very frequent (less than 10 minutes between buses mon-fri daytime). You can plan your route and check service frequency at the West Midlands Travel website.

  • Flying In

    The nearest airport is Birmingham International which is around 4 miles away.

    It is quickest and easiest to get a taxi from the airport to Leaded Light. Your journey should take around 5-15 minutes depending on traffic and time of day.