The prettiest streets in Birmingham are an unreal mix of cute crescents, ravishing roads, lovely lanes, and perfect paths.
It’s a known fact that Birmingham is pretty, but these streets dotted around the city show just how beautiful it is. From roads with buildings donned with murals and brightly-coloured paint to little cobbled lanes and historical buildings on some of the busier streets, these all bring plenty of character to Birmingham.
1. Oozells Square
Ok, so it’s a square not a street but look how picture perfect it is, especially when decorated with cherry blossom. Part of Brindleyplace, Oozells Square is also home to the Ikon Gallery where you can discover plenty of contemporary art.
2. Cannon Street
Located in the city centre, this curvy street is great to go down with all the beautiful shop fronts. It’s also perfect for a little retail therapy and a change of scenery from your usual large shopping centres.
3. Floodgate Street
Floodgate Street feels quite magical, especially when the lights come on at night- also very useful in guiding you home after a great night out in Digbeth. See more about the area here.
4. Gas Street Basin
Once again, we know it’s not a street but taking a walk down to Gas Street Basin is great. Have a pint at The Canal House and watch the world go by across the water.
5. Colmore Row
Right by St Philip’s Cathedral is Colmore Row. Follow the road south and you’ll find yourself at Victoria Square and the magnificent Town Hall.
6. John Bright Street
John Bright Street and neighbouring street, Lower Severn Street, are not only a pedestrian’s paradise but here you can take your pick from multiple bars and restaurants like Cherry Reds.
7. Gibb Street
Home of the Custard Factory, Gibb Street in Digbeth has plenty of character with its murals, lights and archways. Check out reasons to visit the Custard Factory here.
8. Margaret Street
Birmingham is donned with many red-bricked buildings including Margaret Street. On this street you’ll find the Birmingham City University’s School of Art. Not a bad place to study, eh?
9. Edmund Street
Edmund Street is what some would envisage all British streets to look like- rows of telephone boxes and street lamps as well as some impressive architecture. You’ll also find Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery not too far away from here.
10. Broad Street Bridge
Down at Gas Street Basin, you’ll find this lovely canal path. Escape the busy and long street that is Broad Street and get some great shots with the reflective water or follow the winding path out of the city centre.