Jewellery Quarter Birmingham
Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter comprises some 400 businesses all dedicated in some fashion to the production of high-grade jewellery. Shops in the area create nearly half of jewellery in the UK, and the quarter is one of the largest concentration of jewellery businesses in Europe.
To shop at some of the UK's most esteemed and longest-running jewellery makers, stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham. Located just minutes from New Street station, this hotel in Birmingham city centre puts guests in a great position for shopping, sightseeing and more.
History of the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter
The Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham has a history stretching back over 250 years, and contains around 200 listed buildings. Local craftsmen still fill the needs of shoppers in the quarter, with over 100 jewellery retailers still operating in this area of Birmingham.
The district also has a museum dedicated to the history of the area called the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. Guests can take a tour of a 19th-century jewellery workshop to see the technique and expertise that goes into the craft.
However, the number one thing to do in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter is to shop. The storefronts in this area of Hockley are adorned with high-quality clocks, jewellery and watches, meaning it will be tempting to pick up a couple luxury items.
For those who prefer shopping everything in one place, the Bullring shopping complex has everything from high street to high fashion shops, including Selfridges, All Saints and more. Another one to mention is The Mailbox shopping centre which is packed with high-end designer stores including Harvey Nichols, Emporio Armani, Hugo Boss and many more.
Tour the Jewellery Quarter from the Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham
Guests of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham can reach the Jewellery Quarter quickly whether on foot or with public transport. The central location of this hotel in Birmingham means guests will need not travel far to see the best sights of the city.