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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Eastside

You'll find great green space and Millennium Point, home to the Thinktank Science…

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Gay Village

A vibrant location overflowing with fabulous bars, clubs and restaurants.

Birmingham Blog

Have a Ball: Top Spots to Watch the Euros 2024 in Birmingham

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Football fever has officially kicked off in Birmingham, and there’s no better place to catch all the Euros 2024 action than right here in the heart of our bustling city! Whether you're a die-hard fan looking to score the best viewing spot or just eager to soak up the electric atmosphere, Birmingham…

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100 Days of Creativity: City Curator Highlights, Week 5

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I hope you’ve all had a chance to go and visit our flagship outdoor exhibition, Birmingham Creates: The Open. With thanks to the fantastic artists that submitted their work it really is bringing such colour and life to both Snow Hill Square and Victoria Square. Free to visit, and a must as the…

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3 Things to do in Birmingham and the West Midlands from 10-16 June

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Get ready to spice up your week in Birmingham and the West Midlands with a whole host of spectacular events! Whether you’re a green-thumbed gardener, a foodie fanatic, or a tennis ace, there’s so much going on in Birmingham and the West Midlands from 10-16 June. Here are some of our top picks! BBC…

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100 Days of Creativity: City Curator Highlights, Week 4

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Week three of 100 Days of Creativity was particularly exciting for me, and in week four you’ll get to see why… Over the last few months I’ve been supporting the development of Birmingham Creates: The Open, the city’s inaugural open art competition, and the results of the competition have now been…

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