Meriden is part of Solihull Borough, has a City in Connecticut named after it and sits between Solihull and Coventry, occupying greenbelt land known as The Meriden Gap, which separates the cities of Coventry and Birmingham.

Meriden – Centre of England

Meriden has an intriguing history, including a legend and monument proclaiming the village as the official ‘Centre of England’. The source of the legend is unclear, but thanks to the advent of modern technology the true claim on the title appears to belong elsewhere.

The village has a population of approximately 3000, situated close to major transport arteries including the West Coast Mainline, the M5, M6 and M42, in addition to the presence of Birmingham International Airport on its’ doorstep.

Local Schools

Meriden Church of England Primary School

Twitter: @meridenprimary

For secondary school education many youngsters from Meriden commute into Balsall Common where they attend Heart of England School.

Hotels and Restuarants

The Manor Hotel

Part of the Best Western chain, The Manor Hotel in Meriden is a 4-star luxury hotel with fine dining and is popular locally for wedding banquets and events.

Notable Businesses

Pertemps Head Office

Head Office: Meriden Hall, Main Rd, Meriden CV7 7PT