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  • Why live in Edgbaston?

    Curved around the south-west of the city centre, Edgbaston is known for its leafy, winding roads and large houses. The suburb includes the University of Birmingham campus, the Botanical Gardens and well as a large reservoir that’s popular with runners and walkers, as well as being a feeder for the city’s famous canal system.

    Living in Edgbaston, Birmingham is your oyster. University station takes you to Birmingham New Street in eight minutes (every 10 minutes at peak time). You could even walk to the city centre along the canal from University Station.

    Not to name drop but J. R. R. Tolkien lived in Edgbaston during his teenage years, and the two towers of Edgbaston – Perrott’s Folly and the Waterworks Tower, both close to the Oratory – are said to have provided inspiration for part of his The Lord of the Rings novel.

  • What’s been happening lately?

    There’s always something new opening in Edgbaston. If it’s not a secret bar (you didn’t hear it here), there’s always a new restaurant or most recently, luxury furniture brand Oka.

    For those fitness buffs, Birmingham University is set to open a £55 million centre which will encompass an array of facilities, including Birmingham’s only 50m swimming pool, a large multi-sports hall, a 10m climbing wall, a range of activity and fitness studios and six glass-backed squash courts. This will be open to students, staff, and local residents.

  • Edgbaston Attractions

    Edgbaston has one of Birmingham’s three Michelin-starred spots, Simpsons. Travel up the Hagley Road and find some of the best Balti houses in town as well as restaurants of all cuisines.

    Like cricket? It’s got that too. The land that now makes up Edgbaston Stadium – home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club – was originally owned by the Calthorpe Estate, who had developed the manor of Edgbaston into an exclusive Birmingham suburb over the course of the 19th century.

    Home to Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston boasts 80 acres of formal parkland and 120 acres of conservation and woodland. Take a stroll, listen to some music in the grade ll listed bandstand, or try and get a hole in one on the 30 hole mini golf course.

Your Guide to Edgbaston

  • Things to do in Edgbaston

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  • Schools in Edgbaston

    Edgbaston is the perfect place for a growing family. From the best primary schools to Red Brick Universities, you don’t need to look further!

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  • Where to eat in Edgbaston

    Edgbaston has something for everyone. From Michelin star restaurants to Gastro pubs, you’ll find something to satisfy your tastebuds.

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