Yardley is a District of the City of Birmingham, in the West Midlands, with a history that goes back many centuries. The Village of Yardley grew up around the Church of St Edburgha's, which remains at the heart of the conservation area where clears signs still remain of the old farm, the blacksmith, the butchers, and other aspects of day to day village life.
Yardley's main shopping area is known as the Yew Tree, named after the yew that stood to the south of the roundabout. There are a variety of small independent shops along with a few more established stores in the area and several charity shops including “Help Harry Help Others” that was set up in honour of the local 11 year old boy, Harry Moseley who raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to help ill children. In 2010 a new retail development was opened in Yardley just off the A45 (Swan Island) where there is now a large Tesco Extra and several other stores within the shopping mall including Sports Direct, Specsavers and The Card Factory.
There are a couple of restaurants and two main pubs including a Wetherspoon’s. Yardley boasts two good size local parks and also has a sports and social club which offers outdoor 11-a-side and 5-a-side football pitches.
The town of Yardley is situated just a mile away from Solihull and only 5 miles away from Birmingham city centre with the many attractions available including theatres, the famous Bull Ring Market and also the Bull Ring shopping centre with stores such as Selfridges. It also has excellent transport links with easy access to both the M6 and M42 motorway network and is only 3 miles from Birmingham Airport