Situated on the edge of Birmingham’s bustling city centre sits an urban village that’s thriving with energy and steeped in history.
To plan your perfect visit to the Jewellery Quarter, download our JQ Visitor Guide with information on what to do and see as well as a full map of all JQ attractions, galleries and museums.
Learn and Explore
The Jewellery Quarter is steeped in a rich history and is a true wonder to explore.
The JQ heritage trail contains 18 sites across the Quarter for you to visit at your leisure, experiencing what makes the Jewellery Quarter one of the UK’s most precious historic destinations.
Galleries to visit include: Argentea Gallery, St. Paul’s Gallery, RBSA Gallery and Artisan Alchemy. Other attractions to visit include: The Hive, J.W. Evans Silver Factory, School of Jewellery, Warstone Lane and Keyhill Cemeteries.
Tours of the JQ are a plenty. Either book yourself on to a guided tour, many of which are provided by Townscape Heritage. Or download an app for a self guided tour that you can complete at your leisure.
Browse and Buy
The Quarter contains Europe’s largest concentration of manufacturing jewellers – producing more than 40% of UK jewellery output. Combining the very best of traditional craftmanship with innovative designs and high-quality materials, they create beautifully crafted custom jewellery.
But the Jewellery Quarter is more than just its namesake. Home to over 150 independent specialist retailers and craftspeople, you’ll find drink merchants, florists, chocolatiers, hair and beauty salons, tattoo parlours and so much more. Your trip to the Jewellery Quarter will provide you with a unique, independent shopping experience, just a stone’s throw from Birmingham City Centre.
Eat, Drink & Relax
Swanky bars, micro-breweries and traditional pubs. The Jewellery Quarter can offer a nightlife that’s a refreshing alternative to the busy Birmingham city centre.
The JQ food and drink scene has flourished in recent years and has seen an influx in many fine dining restaurants, many of which are vying for their Michelin star. The Quarter is also home to various beer gardens, rooftop terraces as well as a gallery-come-tapas-bar.
With a range of cuisines and prices, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.
The infamous JQ Ale Trail also provides those beer drinkers a chance to explore the large range of pubs, including a visit to two JQ breweries. Explore the Ale Trail here.
The Quarter also provides you with many hotels to suit all budgets. Boutique hotels such as Frederick Street Townhouse or St. Pauls House provide you with that unique experience, whereas a number of budget hotels can help if the shopping trip has taken its toll on your purse strings. Travelodge and Ibis are both centrally located. A full list of hotels can be viewed in the JQ Visitor Guide.
How to get here
You can visit the Jewellery Quarter by train, tram, bus and car.
By train / tram
The Jewellery Quarter has a dedicated train station situated on Vyse Street. Trains run approximately every 10 minutes with the stop connected to major towns and cities within the UK including Stratford, Solihull and London.
West Midland Metro services operate at frequent intervals. A one-way trip from New Street station (7-minute journey) only costs £1 for adults and 50p for children. For the Metro’s full schedule, visit their website.
The Jewellery Quarter is accessible from the city centre via the following routes – 8A, 8C and 101 (stops closest to Warstone Lane) also the 16, 74 buses (stops on Great Hampton Street). Visit the National Express West Midlands website for up-to- date timetables.
On foot / cycle
From the city centre (New Street Station), the Quarter is just a 20-minute walk. Birmingham’s canal ways also provide the perfect route for cycling – please visit the Canal and River Trust website to view the cycling route through the Jewellery Quarter.
The Jewellery Quarter is well-signposted from the city centre via the brown tourist signs on all major routes. From the north-west / north-east – take the M6 or M1. From the south-west / south-east – take the M40 or M5.