Top things to do in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham
Guzzle a flagon of mead at The Vanguard, which claims to be the UK's first cocktail bar and meadery.
Raise a pint of Black Country Ales’ Fireside bitter by a real open fire at The Jewellers’ Arms, the historic haunt of many a local artisan.
Indulge in a gin-tasting session at 40 St Paul’s, one of the country’s best gin bars.
With so much more than jerk chicken on offer, the Jamaican menu at Devon House brings a much-underrated cuisine to life. Choose the sea bass and don’t look back.
Mackerel, cucumber and English wasabi is a highlight at Folium, run by Lucy Hanlon and chef Ben Tesh, who cut his teeth at the mighty Noma in Copenhagen.
From full English breakfasts to nasi lemak, explore the Anglo-Asian menu at the tiny Lisa & Pann’s Kitchen.
Make your own pen nib or attend a calligraphy workshop at The Pen Museum, the only one in the UK.
Visit the museum of the workshops that made coffin furniture for Winston Churchill and the Queen Mother at Newman Brothers Coffin Works.
Enter the lost world of traditional Birmingham jewellery manufacturing at the JW Evans Silver Factory.
One-of-a-kind handmade bags, purses and accessories made with leather and fabric cast-offs by designer Gosia Weber.
Bag a loaf of locally made Peel & Stone sourdough and other artisanal goodies at The Eight Foot Grocer deli/pantry.
From Black Sabbath to Bowie, treat yourself to some original album art, a photograph or a quirky music artefact at St Pauls Gallery.
Whether it’s rings, bracelets, trinkets or charms you’re after, Artfull Expression showcases original work from more than 60 local designers and jewellers.