The Quarter is a great place to live with over 80 restaurants, bars and cafés, ranging from Italian to Jamaican cuisine. Other facilities essential for a successful urban village continue to appear, making the area a desirable place to live.


In the 18th Century, the Jewellery Quarter created a substantial number of new houses that were built for manufacturers in the area, while the artisans continued to live in modest terrace houses.

By the 19th century some of these houses were replaced by manufactories and the residential community within the Quarter declined.

Over the past decade we have seen a resurgence – apartments and townhouses have sprung up in converted buildings or on land that has become derelict. This has brought life back into the Quarter and much needed facilities necessary for a successful urban village.

Over 6,000 residents now live in the Quarter – it is a great place to live with more than 30 restaurants, bars and cafés. Other centrally located facilities include a Post Office, a Tesco supermarket and Tesco Express, pharmacy, dentist, gyms and several hair salons. The Hockley Health Centre provides an important facility.

The Jewellery Quarter is well served by public transport and Snow Hill Station now has its own entrance in the area. The Midland Metro City Hop from Grand Central costs £1 (90p with a Swift card). For anyone walking, it is only a 10-15 minute stroll away from the facilities of Birmingham City Centre.

Getting involved in the JQ

Living in the Quarter is about getting to know people – you can be as social as you wish. Here are a few opportunities that are available to you:

  • If you are passionate about where you live, joining the Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Forum (JQNF) is a must. Whether you want to take part in shaping the future of where you live or simply find out more about life in the Quarter – it’s up to you. The minutes of the latest meeting (17 July 2017) are available to read on the JQNF website.
  • There is an active and growing online community in the area. There is a Nextdoor Jewellery Quarter neighbourhood network. It is free to join, safe and is popular with residents.
  • For those of you who enjoy music – there is the Progress Choir that runs on a Thursday evening from 7 – 9 pm. It costs £3 per hour and no experience is needed. So why not join in – the first session you attend is free.


Neighbourhood Plans give you the opportunity to help shape the future of the community you live and work in.

Currently, a team of JQ residents and volunteers are working hard to develop a JQ Neighbourhood Plan that helps to protect the future of the Jewellery Quarter.

Find out more about the JQ Neighbourhood Plan


Co-op Newhall Square

7 Newhall Street
0121 212 0140

Post Office

119 Vyse Street
0121 233 4484
Opening hours: 9.00am – 17.30pm Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 13.00pm Saturday

Tesco Express

36 Frederick Street
0121 236 4487

Tesco Express

Great Hampton Street
0845 026 9822


168 Warstone Lane
08457 404 404


35 Frederick Street
0845 755 5555


22 Frederick Street
0845 604 1604

Dental Practice

St Paul’s Square Dental Practice,
51 St Paul’s Square
0121 233 0867‎

Indian High Commission

20 Augusta Street,
Hockley, Birmingham
B18 6JL

0121 212 2782
Public hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm and 13.30pm – 16.30pm