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Birmingham's historic city-centre district.




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Why Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is a must-visit in 2023.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

If you're a fan of jewellery and history, or just want to spend a day exploring a vibrant and unique neighbourhood, you won't want to miss a visit to Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

Located in the heart of the city, this historic district is home to a thriving community of jewellery designers, makers, and retailers, as well as a rich history and cultural heritage.

Here are just a few reasons why you must visit Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

Discover the history of jewellery making.

The Jewellery Quarter has a long history of jewellery making, dating back to the 18th century.

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Today, you can learn about this history at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, which offers guided tours of the former Smith & Pepper factory and a chance to see jewellery being made in the on-site workshop.

You can also visit the Assay Office, which has been testing and hallmarking jewellery since 1773.

Shop for unique and handmade jewellery.

The Jewellery Quarter is home to over 100 jewellery shops, ranging from high-end retailers to independent studios. This is the perfect place to find a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery or commission a custom piece.

Many of the shops are run by designers and makers who create their own pieces, so you can meet the person who made your jewellery and learn about their craft.

Explore the vibrant and creative community.

The Jewellery Quarter is more than just a place to shop; it's a thriving community of artists, makers, and small business owners.

Take a stroll through the streets and you'll find a mix of galleries, studios, and independent retailers, as well as pubs, cafes, and restaurants.

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You'll get a sense of the creativity and energy that drives this neighbourhood. Be sure to visit the Banksy mural on Vyse Street.

Enjoy the architecture and cultural heritage.

The Jewellery Quarter is home to a variety of architectural styles, from Georgian townhouses to Victorian factories.

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Many of the buildings are listed or have been restored, so you can get a sense of the history of the neighbourhood as you explore.

You'll also find a number of cultural landmarks, such as St. Paul's Church, which is home to the oldest surviving clock in the city and just a few short steps from Bloc Hotel Birmingham.

Experience the nightlife.

The Jewellery Quarter is known for its lively and diverse nightlife, with a range of pubs, bars, and clubs to choose from. Whether you're looking for a quiet drink or a night out dancing, you'll find something to suit your tastes.

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Be sure to check our Around the Bloc guide for our favourite local bars, cafes and restaurants - each one offering an exclusive Bloc guest discount.

In short, Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in jewellery, history, or just spending a day exploring a unique and vibrant neighbourhood.

Whether you're looking to shop, learn, or just soak up the atmosphere, you won't be disappointed by a visit to the Jewellery Quarter.

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