Areas of Birmingham

Explore the city’s diverse quarters – from shopping and business to creative and artistic – and everything in between!

Birmingham is a diverse and exciting melting pot. Whether you’re into the latest fashions, foods, bands, thinking, lifestyles or talents, there’s a part of Birmingham where you’ll feel right at home.

Explore the artistic hub of the city in the creative Digbeth and Southside.  Stroll around the canals and enjoy some al freso dining in Brindleyplace or soak up the heritage in Birmingham's famous Jewellery Quarter.

Walk around Birmingham's city centre and enjoy its open squares and parks and then head to Birmingham Mailbox for some serious shopping.

In Chinatown you’ll discover plenty of places to eat, this is also the location of Birmingham Hippodrome.

At Eastside you'll find Millennium Point and ThinkTank, Birmingham's Science Museum, as well as some of Birmingham’s great student venues.

At nightime head to Broad Street, the Birmingham's Gay Village or Colmore Business District for a cocktail and then finish the night with a curry at Birmingham's famous Balti Triangle.

Just past Westside, you’ll enter Edgbaston Village which is home to some luxurious bars and restaurants including one of our five Michelin starred restaurants.

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