Like with all cities, Birmingham has hidden areas that are not obvious but are just as beautiful and just as much a must to visit when visiting Birmingham. These define what is Birmingham and are truly hidden gems.
1. Jeweller Quarter
Historically, the heart of the jewellery industry, hence its name, now an up and coming area with numerous independent shops. Hidden within walking distance of the centre of Birmingham, it is fast becoming the hot spot for young people. However, jewellery is still very much at the heart of it.
2. Custard Factory
The Custard Factory is an independent shopping destination and creative and digital business workspace location in Digbeth. Located on the site of what was the Bird’s Custard factory in the industrial district of Digbeth, it is now home to a thriving working community of creative & digital businesses, independent shops and cafes and bars. They include hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses.
3. Gas Street Basin
Gas Street Basin is a canal basin in the centre of Birmingham, where the Worcester and Birmingham Canal meets the BCN Main Line. It is also situated near high-end restaurants, shops and bars. Nestled between, are new development flats and luxury apartments.
Bournville is a model village on the south side of Birmingham best known for its connections with the Cadbury family and chocolate. Full of a chocolate box housing and is designed as a cute quaint village atmosphere.
5. Sutton Coldfield
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, lies 7 miles from the centre of Birmingham. It is an affluent suburban town with millionaire mansions and a sought after area in terms of housing. As a result, it has redeveloped the town and now includes a multitude of independent shops and cafes. One of its main features is its large park and ample green spaces.
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