The Birmingham neighbourhood named among UK's 15 coolest places to live by The Telegraph

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A Birmingham district has been named one of the UK’s ‘coolest neighbourhoods’ for 2024 - according to The Telegraph

A Birmingham neighbourhood has been named the 15 coolest places to live in the UK in a new list by The Telegraph.

The ranking has analysed neighbourhoods across the UK to produce a definitive list of the cooles urban areas. The list includes neighbourhoods in many of the UK’s major cities including London, Manchester, Liverpool Glasgow, Leeds and Birmingham.

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The list has been decided based on nominations by city locals representing all four UK nations, along with the best places within them to eat, drink, shop and stay for 2024.

The Birmingham neighbourhood named among UK’s coolest places

The Telegraph has named the Jewellery Quarter as Birmingham’s coolest neighbourhood and one of the top 15 coolest places to reside in the UK for two years ago.

The honour has previously been bestowed on Stirchley and Digbeth - with Stirchley recently been named the best place to live in the Midlands by The Sunday Times.

And it’s no surprise the Jewellery Quarter is in the Telegraph list for 2024. The neighbourhood has long been viewed as a vibrant place in the city to live, and is popular among young professionals.

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The area is steeped in history having also been called a “national treasure” by Historic England. It’s Europe's largest concentration of businesses involved in the jewellery trade and produces 40% of all the jewellery made in the UK

The area has the most extensive surviving group of Victorian and 20th-century buildings connected to the manufacture of jewellery and similar small goods in Europe.

In terms of where to visit, there’s plenty of great bars and restaurants including the likes of 1000 Trades, Otto Pizza, the Woodman, the Actress and Bishop and the Button Factory.

Looking to move to the area? According to RightMove, properties in the Jewellery Quarter had an overall average price of £231,748 over the last year.

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The majority of sales in Jewellery Quarter during the last year were flats, selling for an average price of £229,504. Terraced properties sold for an average of £272,643, with semi-detached properties fetching £125,000.

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What has The Telegraph sais about the neighbourhood?

In its review, The Telegraph said: “With brooding glass skyscrapers popping up across central Birmingham with alarming regularity, the old foundries and Georgian architecture of the nearby Jewellery Quarter offer a pleasing escape back in time.

“A closer look reveals a quirky neighbourhood successfully blending industrial heritage with innovative restaurants, low-lit bistros, pocket-sized craft stores, cool cafés and even a Banksy thrown in for good measure.”

The newspaper mentioned the Rock n Roll Brewhouse, 1000 Trades, and Brazilian street food at Viela as some of the best places to eat and drink, as well as the Chocolate Quarter, which makes handmade and uniquely flavoured artisan chocolate truffles.

And the Bloc Hotel was mentioned by the newspaper as somehwere good to stay with their Japanese-inspired rooms at good prices.

You can see The Telegraph’s top 15 coolest neighbourhood’s, here.

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