The Ultimate Black Country Staycation

With Freedom Day pushed back a month and the advice for Midlanders to stay local, its time to get planning your 2021 staycation.

We’ve cast our eye over to the Black Country because Black Country folk changed the world! They built world’s first successful steam engine; fuelled the introduction of the first minimum wage; produced the anchor for the Titanic; practically built the Crystal Palace and so much more.

Much has changed in the 21st century and it’s certainly worth exploring the region more this summer. Here’s our pick of where to Stay, Eat & Play


The Domo Boutique Hotel is chic with a capital C! Located in Oldbury, the team at Domo has gone above and beyond the standards of boutique hotels in showcasing the highest form of style in stunning surroundings. Superb attention to detail has been paid to the interiors, to create a sumptuous space that exudes comfort and enjoyment.

Taking up residence in a historic Georgian building (which boasts a 150 year history), the site in Oldbury overlooks the picturesque Church Square. The design team with their eclectic inspirations have created 5 striking suites, thoughtfully creating unique identities for each of them. Each room is individually designed, and you would be forgiven for thinking you were in a different hotel.

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The luxury traveller will adore the Regency Suite with its floor-to-ceiling tall velour super king bed, ornate gold mirrors, lavish golden bathrooms and velvet chaise longue.  The Roberto Cavalli wallpaper really sets the tone for a luxury ambience.

Whilst others will be drawn to the calm serenity of the Hygge Suite and its four-poster log bed.  The 2.4m Four Poster handmade bed is a statement feature, lending a sense of grandeur to the room.  Laden with stylish fabrics, it sets you up for a perfect night’s sleep.”

The Mayfair Suite exudes opulence, enhancing its original Georgian features and is inspired by the designs found in London’s Mayfair. Whilst The Venetian Suite offers a continental charm complete with Palais Royal Avenue upholstered King Bed and hand-carved chaise.”

Much of the furniture has been faithfully commissioned for the hotel from the Middle East. Guests will love the hand-painted Louis XV bed, the midnight blue chaise longue that’s fit for a Queen, the Burberry inspired soft furnishings and the curated handcrafted pieces. Guests will leave their stay feeling majestic!  It really is an exclusive retreat in the heart of urban life.”


If modern European is your style, head to Lucarelli in West Bromwich. Under Italian management and chefs, Lucarelli Restaurants are delighted to offer you the true essence of Italian food, where you can enjoy pasta, pizza, meat and seafood everyday.

They use only the finest fresh produce and ingredients especially imported directly from Italy.

The restaurant gives a very family friendly relaxed vibe and the outdoor terrace is complete with covid secure, covered pods for your ‘bubble.’ Ready for any type of weather!


An immersive experience from start to finish at the Black Country Living Museum. This award-winning open air museum that tells the story of one of the very first industrialised landscapes in Britain.

Set across 26 acres, you’ll explore over forty carefully reconstructed shops, houses and industrial areas that represent the Black Country’s story. You’ll learn how steam power, human ingenuity and an increasingly interconnected world transformed this region into a manufacturing powerhouse. You’ll meet our historic characters who’ll tell you stories of what it was really like to live and work during this revolutionary period of history. Most importantly, you’ll see history brought to life before your eyes – you’ll hear the clang of hammers; smell the smoke billowing from red brick chimneys; and maybe even taste the best fish and chips in the world.

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