Our Student Lettings in Birmingham
Set up home in the UK’s second largest city; its blend of tempting shops, thrilling nightlife and slices of history are why 65,000 students are already here.
Student Accommodation in Birmingham
It’s the second-largest city in the UK, and one of the most culturally diverse – think Birmingham, think bustling, vibrant and international. For students attending university here, the great choice of student housing and flats in Birmingham make it easy to settle in and explore this student-friendly location.
Whether you’re attending Birmingham University, Birmingham City University or Aston University, they have plenty to offer, both on and off-campus. Finding the right student accommodation in Birmingham is easy, and there are plenty of nearby attractions to enjoy wherever you are.
The Birmingham Student Scene
Music: Birmingham has a rich and diverse musical heritage, with heavy metal, reggae and ska all playing a big role in its history. There are plenty of student spots where you can see live bands perform, including live jazz and folk nights and open mic events. Birmingham is also home to the Barclaycard Arena, one of the UK’s largest indoor arenas which hosts major international acts.
Sport: Birmingham was the first city in the UK to be awarded the National City of Sport title. From tennis tournaments and international cricket competitions to golf championships, there’s something for every sports-lover. You might also enjoy a trip to Villa Park, one of the country’s largest football stadiums, and home of Aston Villa, to cheer on your local team.
Nightlife: With such a large and vibrant student community, nightspots in Birmingham cater to the university crowds with student night specials in many local bars, pubs and clubs. Check out Broad Street and Brindleyplace to find the best local hotspots, or visit the trendy Digbeth Dining Club under the rail arches.
Shopping: Fancy a spot of retail therapy? The stylish Bullring shopping centre is home to Selfridges and many other major brands. The city’s Jewellery Quarter has the largest concentration of jewellers and specialist shops anywhere in Europe!
There is a big vintage and retro clothes scene in Birmingham, including regular vintage kilo fairs where you can pick up beautiful pre-loved pieces. Check out the Cow Vintage clothing warehouse for some fabulous finds. You can also visit The Custard Factory to browse a wide variety of unique independent shops.
Food and Drink: There is a huge Chinese Quarter in Birmingham, which is a must-visit spot for authentic Chinese cuisine, from the award-winning Chung Ying restaurant to the popular Min Min Noodle Bar. You’ll also find a selection of Japanese, Indian and Mediterranean food on offer here.
Enjoy the best of Birmingham’s amazing music and food scenes at Digbeth Dining Club, where you’ll find delicious street food with live music performances and DJs. Digbeth has previously been voted Britain’s Best Street Food Event.
Birmingham was also Cocktail City of the Year in 2018 and is consistently a top contender. Bourneville, just a 10-minute train journey from Birmingham, is home to Cadburys World – a must-see attraction for chocoholics.
Culture: If you’re looking for something a little different, expand your mind at Thinktank, the Birmingham Science Museum with over 200 hands-on displays. You can also take in a fantastic range of art and social history displays at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, which is located in a Grade II landmark building. Ikon Gallery in Brindleyplace is a free contemporary art venue that’s popular among students.
Birmingham is home to a thriving African and Caribbean community, which is reflected in many of the city’s popular cultural events. Jamaica in the Square is an outdoor festival where British and Jamaican culture, music and cuisine meet and mingle. Simmer Down Festival at Handsworth Park pays tribute to the city’s diversity and iconic reggae scene. The Birmingham International Carnival, which takes place every two years, celebrates African-Caribbean culture, arts, food and entertainment.
Nearby attractions: London and Manchester are an easy distance from Birmingham by train, so you can treat yourself to a day out or meet up with old friends in the capital with no problem. Cotswolds and the Peak District are also relatively close, giving you a great choice of getaway destinations for your holidays or mid-term breaks.
Shared and Private Student Accommodation in Birmingham
The right Birmingham student accommodation will make all the difference to your time at uni as you find a new home away from home. Find a student flat that will place you close to all the action, and within easy distance of your campus.
Did you know? Our ONYX property in Birmingham is due to open in September 2020, with en-suite student rooms and shared apartments located across 24 floors. Book your place in this iconic Birmingham student accommodation offering today.
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