Tread the path of Peaky Blinders in Digbeth
Less than a 10-minute walk from the Bullring, Birmingham's creative quarter is brimming with industrial history, arts events, independent shops, cafe culture and old pubs.
Some of the neighbourhood's watering holes are thought to be the former haunts of the notorious Peaky Blinders. Fans of the hit TV show can take a walking tour of the area to see where the real gangsters once lived.
Explore the Custard Factory at your leisure
One of Digbeth's top hipster hangouts is the Custard Factory complex. It's an eclectic mix of shops, galleries and event spaces, and most weekends there's a fair, festival or market going on.
The vintage shops are popular, plus there's some fashionable young designers and artists based here. Le Keux offers vintage hair and makeovers, facials and manicures, while Urban Village has clothing and accessories from the 1960s and 70s.
Check out the JFK mural
Street art adds to the supercool vibe in Digbeth, with many walls and hoardings transformed into colourful visual works. The JFK mural in the High Street is particularly popular with visitors. Commissioned by the city's Irish community, it's made up of over 111,000 pieces of mosaic weighing 500 kilos.
Looking for accommodation in Digbeth? Both Travelodge Birmingham Central Moor Street Hotel and Travelodge Birmingham Central Bull Ring Hotel are within walking distance of the neighbourhood.