Life in Ladywood – your new neighbourhood

Living in Birmingham just got dreamier. Tucked away between the city centre and leafy suburbs of Edgbaston and Ladywood is your new apartment. We’re only a short walk from Birmingham city centre as well as rambling green spaces, soul-soothing waterways and lovingly tended gardens.

A bit about Brum

If you’ve heard the buzz around Birmingham, you’ll already know that it’s rich with culture, history, music and more.

First of all, the city is beautifully central. Right in the heart of England and well connected by train, road, plane and even boat, you can get pretty much anywhere, any way.

Then there’s Birmingham’s thriving cafe culture, ‘banging’ nightlife and over 50 festivals each year, from jazz and opera to comedy and poetry.

Not only does Birmingham boast the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK outside of London – but there are also more street food markets and pop-ups than any foodie could dream of.

And, if you’re wondering where you’ll get your dose of retail therapy, look no further. Brum has everything from rambling department stores (Selfridges and Harvey Nichols, no less) to chic boutiques, designer names and indie treasure troves. Our favourite is nearby Edgbaston Village, with its kooky interiors shops, side by side with wine caves and delis.

Waterside life

You’ll find us on the idyllic Oozells Loop – a tranquil canalside haven in Ladywood, close enough to Birmingham to feel the buzz but distant enough to find peace in your bubble.

If leisurely strolls are your thing, you’ll love taking a walk to Soho Loop, stopping for a lakeside picnic at The Vale. Edgbaston Reservoir is a haven for watersports, and Birmingham’s 100 miles of canalway (that’s more than Venice) mean boat parties and mini cruises are an absolute must.

You can even volunteer with the Canal & River Trust to help take care of these magnificent waterways – a fantastic way to meet new friends and give something back to your community.

Green and serene

Ladywood and Edgbaston are surrounded by pretty gardens and iconic parks, along with its lakes, reservoirs and miles of canals. Spend a weekend wildlife spotting in the Botanical Gardens or sunbathe by one of the hidden ponds and secret gardens in Cannon Hill Park – just minutes from the city centre, you’ll find endless opportunities for reconnecting with nature and beauty.

Edgbaston Reservoir

Just a short 15 min walk away

Favourite Foodie Places

A good tip off goes a long way – here’s a few of our favourite indie Brum musts – a hop, skip and a 10 minute stroll from Sherborne Place.
Meat Shack
Meat Shack started out as street food in Birmingham in 2012 specialising in dirty burgers. 8 years on they now have a 60-seater restaurant in the heart of Birmingham serving possibly the best burgers in the world!
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The Gin Vault
The Gin Vault is a cool, eclectic independent bar in the heart of the city's historic canal area – serving (wait for it) over 350+ variety of gins! And if that wasn't quite enough, they also serve a brilliant all-day tapas menu.
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A brum recommendation would never be complete without one of our famous balti houses. Pushka's is very much a local institution, a posh Indian restaurant for those that want all their usual favourites but with added chic.
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Arch 13
Arch13 is a family-owned business with a heritage that extends back to when they were shipping wine into Birmingham in 1906. So, as you can imagine, they know a thing or two about the glorious stuff. Head down for incredible cheese boards and board games + wine!
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Sommar Brewery
Quite simply a craft beer brewery in the heart of Birmingham with a 20 tap taproom that serves the best beer in the midlands. The reason we know this is from our own dedicated research. Also serving killer food.
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Laghi’s Deli
Birmingham’s award-winning, authentic, Italian restaurant and bar, located on Islington Row, close to Fiveways in Edgbaston. Great for traditional Italian food – oh and did we mention the pizza? Utterly world-class.
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The Edgbaston
Afternoon tea and amazing cocktails. There are three beautifully designed cocktail lounges to choose from at The Edgbaston, but it's mighty popular so make sure you book ahead for those Dirty Martinis and Caipirinhas.
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The Distillery
Home to one of the biggest beer gardens in the city and a huge outdoor screen for big sporting events. Birmingham’s Gin Distillery is a stone’s throw away from Brindley Place and Barclaycard Arena, perfectly situated on the canal.
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