The Gun Quarter, has a rich industrial heritage of ammunitions, motor bikes and more. It really is the up-an-coming sibling of the city. You could describe it as a little rough around the edges and it’s home to a hefty student population. But as everywhere in the centre, things are slowly starting to change – investment is being made. Partly as it has the Jewellery Quarter on its doorstep and, in 2026, it won’t be that far at all from the HS2 Terminal.
There’s a distinct industrial edge to the Gun Quarter. It has an air of potential about it too – with the investment that is trickling in, it could become the new JQ.
A German bomb hit St Chad’s Cathedral in 1940 but it hit the central heating pipes – which burst. The water it released extinguished the bomb and saved the church.
Built in 1841, St Chad’s sits proudly at the heart of the Gun Quarter. It’s one of Birmingham’s architectural and artistic gems.
You’re really well connected to the whole city with St Chad’s metro stop.
Blending culture and creativity, every neighbourhood in the heart of Birmingham is alive with innovative bars, foodie heavens and inventive hangouts. Yes, we’re a big fan of them all. So no matter where you decide to lay your hat, we know all the best venues that also call it home.