Our Birmingham Properties
Birmingham is Britain’s second largest city, a true multi-cultural centre and has more canals then Venice with 56 kilometres of waterways. Home to four uni’s and over 60,000 students, you’ll never be stuck for things to do.
Birmingham is known as one of the shopping capitals of the UK. From Haute couture to quirky independents the city has it all.
Resorts World - Outlet shopping at its finest, with on-site casino, cinema and plenty of restaurants.
The Bullring - One of largest shopping centres in the UK with over 160 high street names and home to the iconic Selfridges department store for all your designer needs.
Custard Factory – A charming urban area with plenty of independent shops selling fashion, jewellery, art, collectibles and cosmetics.
As a very student friendly city, you will find plenty of affordable and varied things to do in Birmingham.
Here are a few of the most popular venues:
The Glee Club - Purpose built comedy club attracting many national touring comedians offering discounted student tickets.
Broad Street - The thriving hub of Birmingham’s nightlife scene, plenty of bars and clubs.
The Lord Clifden - A quirky and cool pub that is well known as a student hotspot.
Star City – With one of the largest cinemas in Europe, huge 22 lane bowling alley, casino, mini golf and plenty of bars and restaurants, Star City is a fantastic destination for a fun night out.
Birmingham is home to two major football clubs, Aston Villa FC and Birmingham City FC. However, football isn’t all Birmingham has to offer with Edgbaston Cricket Ground hosting international test matches, two world class golf courses that provide major events in world golf and the National Indoor Arena which will house the 2018 World Indoor Athletics Championship.
If you want to take part in sports then Birmingham has plenty of sports clubs catering to just about every sport imaginable.
As the only UK city with 5 Michelin starred restaurants, Birmingham is known as a foodie paradise. Birmingham has over 100 Balti restaurants many of which can be found in the city’s famous Balti Triangle, attracting over 20,000 visitors each week. Its endless restaurants provide amazing meals for any budget and taste, offering cuisine from anywhere in the world.
Digbeth Dining Club - Every Friday and Saturday this best in world street food comes to town. Choose from a huge selection of international cuisine at great prices.
Jyoti - A very unique Guajarati vegetarian restaurant that produces tasty and healthy Indian food at budget friendly prices.
Anderson & Hill - New York deli sandwiches at their best, this place does not hold back on ingredients or portion sizes, you are guaranteed to have a filling and delicious lunch.
Gingers Bar - Ran by a celebrity chef and allowing you to try Michelin starred food for only £10, this place is for true foodies.
The Arts & Attractions
Birmingham is known for having a vibrant and influential reputation in the arts and culture and has many festivals and attractions on an international to a local scale.
Here are a few of the best:
Akamba Heritage Centre – African oasis in the city, two acres of exotic plant life and stunning life-size animal sculptures. Learn about African art, culture and nature. As an added bonus Akamba serves fantastic African and Caribbean food at its unique Tribe restaurant.
National Sea Life Centre – A huge aquatic wonderland, experience the depths of the ocean, sea the sharks, try out the 4D cinema and if you want you can even feed the penguins and turtles.
Thinktank Science Museum – Award winning science museum that hosts over 200 fun hands-on exhibits that explain the science of the world. Also offers a student discount which makes it much friendlier on your bank account.
NEC- Putting on 500 events a year, the NEC is the place to go in the UK for conferences, conventions and exhibitions. Everything from international fashion shows to Comic Con.
Birmingham’s musical legacy is felt worldwide. The birth place of Heavy Metal and the home of many renowned artists from all kinds of genres, the city has a thriving music scene that is varied and exciting.
Barclaycard Arena – One of the country’s largest indoor arenas at nearly 16,000 seats and a place the biggest bands and artists in the world come to perform.
The Rainbow Venues - 11 different industrial spaces that have been turned into clubs and live music venues. These venues are renowned for the top level DJs coming in from around the world for your enjoyment.
The Flapper – A student favourite and a place where all the best local and national underground talents comes to play.
Because of its central location and size, Birmingham is a major transport hub for the UK. The Heights is very centrally located so is only a 15 minute walk to a train station, 10 minutes to the shops and nightlife and only 2 minutes to a bus stop, as well as a very good tram network.
Birmingham New Street is one of the largest and best equipped train stations in the country and has direct lines to all other major cities across the UK as well as a great local rail system that allows you to get around the city. Birmingham forms the hub of National Express and its national coach travel network, meaning you can get just about anywhere in the UK. If you want to go even further afield then Birmingham International Airport has you covered.
I like everything about the accommodation. My room is quite big. If anything is broken I can go to reception and report it and someone will come and fix it. Every morning when we left reception staff will say hello and be very warm and welcoming.Lin Feng Jiang, Information Management, University of Sheffield