Welcome to our guide to Birmingham’s top suburbs, where we’ll take you on a journey through the city’s most vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods. As former residents, we’ve spent countless hours exploring these areas, and we’re excited to share our favourites with you. Each suburb boasts its own unique charm, offering a glimpse into the distinct character of Birmingham.


Stirchley is an up-and-coming suburb located south of the city center. This neighborhood has seen a resurgence in recent years, with independent shops, cafes, and pubs popping up along the high street. Don’t miss the vibrant community market and the popular British Oak, a traditional pub with a modern twist.


Digbeth is Birmingham’s creative and cultural hub, known for its thriving arts scene, street art, and independent businesses. Explore the Custard Factory, a unique complex of art galleries, shops, and eateries housed in a former custard factory. At night, the area comes alive with a lively nightlife scene, including popular live music venues such as the O2 Institute and The Mill.

Backstreets of Digbeth, Birmingham
Backstreets of Digbeth, Birmingham


Moseley is a picturesque suburb filled with charming Victorian architecture, independent shops, and an array of bars and restaurants. The village green is a popular gathering spot for local events, such as the monthly Moseley Farmers’ Market and the annual Moseley Folk Festival

Kings Heath

Kings Heath is a vibrant neighbourhood with a strong community spirit. The area offers an eclectic mix of independent shops, cafes, and bars, as well as a lively music scene. Don’t miss the Hare & Hounds, a historic pub that regularly hosts live music events and has played host to legendary Birmingham bands like UB40 and Ocean Colour Scene.


Edgbaston is an affluent suburb known for its beautiful parks and elegant architecture. Visit the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, a tranquil oasis featuring stunning glasshouses and a variety of plant species. The area is also home to the University of Birmingham, with its impressive red-brick buildings and picturesque campus.

Birmingham Canal, Edgbaston
Birmingham Canal, Edgbaston


We hope you enjoyed our guide to Birmingham’s top suburbs and are inspired to explore these diverse neighborhoods during your visit. Each area offers its own unique charm and character, showcasing the distinct flavor of the city. Check back for future posts where we’ll delve into each of these areas in more detail and share our favourite gems for you to check out.

Happy roaming,

Ant & Gemma