The Gun Quarter has a rich industrial heritage of ammunitions, motor bikes and more. It really is the up-and-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 is the case with almost everywhere in the centre, things are slowly starting to change – investment is being made.
It also 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.