Jewellery Quarter

The home of British jewellery with a growing arts scene and plenty of great restaurants and bars.

 

There are over 100 independent specialist retailers and craftspeople to be found here, many with their own workshops making it a wonderful place to explore and buy that special gift, but at a price to surprise. Part of the appeal of going direct to the makers is that bespoke gifts can be commissioned on site with huge savings on high street prices.

JewellersThe Jewellery Quarter dates back over 200 years and is a Conservation Area with over 200 listed buildings. At the centre of the Jewellery Quarter shopping area stands the Quarter’s Chamberlain clock, and a short walk from this landmark takes you to the Jewellery Quarter’s historic, Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries. Many of Birmingham’s famous statesmen and inventors are buried here ranging from Harry Gem, the inventor of Lawn Tennis, to Alfred Bird, Birmingham’s ‘Mr Custard’.

The Quarter is home to the award winning Museum of the Jewellery Quarter which has been voted the country’s ‘best small attraction’ by Visit Britain. The Quarter also houses the JW Evans- fascinating Silver Factory, now taken over by English Heritage one of the most complete surviving historic factories in the Jewellery Quarter. The Pen Room Museum on Frederick Street is situated in a former pen factory, a Grade II Listed Building and promotes through displays demonstrations and activities the history of Birmingham as the centre of the world pen trade in the 19th Century. The museum showcases many pens used by famous people throughout the years of the pen trade; this includes a pen used by Walt Disney to animate his drawings.

St PaulNearby is St Paul’s Square, with its Jeweller’s Church set in the stunning last remaining Georgian Square in Birmingham which has been voted in the top twenty UK urban picnic areas. It is ablaze with colour in the summer months as part of the In Bloom Initiative and is a five minute walk away from several hotels. There’s a buzzing arts scene here too with galleries, mingling with a wide variety of restaurants, serving everything from Italian to Indian cuisine including the famous Lasan Restaurant, winner of the renowned Gordon Ramsay’s ‘ F Word’ title for Best UK Local Restaurant . There are plenty of places nearby for a drink and a dance too including the legendary Stirlings BarJam House, The Vaults and Après in Summer Row.

Find out more on the Jewellery Quarter website

 

 The Essential Guide to Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter

Click on the image below to view the guide or download here

 

Essentials

Maps & Guides

Maps & Guides for your visit.

Read More

Getting around

Getting around Birmingham couldn’t be easier...

Read More

Explore

Search for places, events & accommodation...

Read More

Festivals & events

Take a look at what’s on now and coming up here...

Read More

FROM TWITTER

RT @Vemsteroo: Christmas market full of life. Love wandering through #Birmingham at this time of year. #ChristmasInBham http://t.co/KV0JmKi

RT @thegastrocard: @thegastrocard #Christmas #Giveaway #RT #FOLLOW for chance to #win a 12 month #gift 💝 T&Cs http://t.co/DnQq1fuzjc #Birmi…

RT @birminghampost: £56m boost for #Birmingham during next year's @rugbyworldcup @visit_bhamhttp://t.co/QIrMmk4Yh1 http://t.co/KgyD5iQxbo

Highlights

Staffordshire Hoard

Until 31 December - Uncovering a brand new gallery of the fascinating Staffordshire Hoard story.

Read More

City of Colours

6 December - City of Colours is back! Come and join them for their winter showcase.

Read More

Behind the Curtain Festival

Until 29 Nov - A new Central and Eastern European film and new media festival.

Read More

Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market & Craft Fair

Until 22 December - The largest authentic German market outside Germany and Austria.

Read More

More festivals & events

More festivals & events coming soon.

Read More

Featured Itineraries

Shopping

Shoppinginbirmingham.com

Plan the perfect shopping trip with full store, centre and brand directories.

Read More

Shopping centres

From the world-famous, 21st Century Bullring to the Victorian elegance of the Great Western Arcade.

Read More

Vibrant streets

Linking the centres are Birmingham’s bustling shopping streets, packed with major brands and boutique independents.

Read More

Markets

Don’t miss Birmingham’s amazing markets – whether it’s the 850-year old Bullring markets or the...

Read More

Jewellery Quarter

Home to more diamond rings, finishing touches and tokens of love than anywhere else in...

Read More

Getting Married in Birmingham

We have everything covered from the rings right up to the venue itself.

Read More

Culture

Art Galleries

Birmingham’s art collection is as wide as it is impressive. 

Read More

Theatre

From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

Read More

Music

A huge arena tour or an intimate gig?  You’ll find it here.

Read More

Film

Multiplexes, the UK’s oldest working cinema or art house cool?

Read More

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

A vibrant museum in the heart of the city with over 40 galleries.

Read More

Dance

A diverse range of dance groups and venues.

Read More

See More, Feel More

Come, stay and soak up the culture in one of Europe's most vibrant cities.

Read More

Sporting highlights

Rugby World Cup 2015

Birmingham will be playing a key role in the delivery of the Rugby World Cup...

Read More

Cricket

Edgbaston: synonymous with world class international cricket.

Read More

Football

With five top clubs there’s real football choice here.

Read More

Golf

Birmingham offers some outstanding golf courses.

Read More

All sporting events

There’s always something, or someone, to cheer for here

Read More