Interested in exploring a new area of the city, but not sure where to start?

Check out our local guides to some of the coolest and most interesting areas in Birmingham.

B30, covering leafy Bournville and Stirchley, best known for its connections to the Cadbury family and their famous chocolate factory, is one of the city's new up-and-coming area with its relaxed vibe and numerous eateries and microbars.

Recently voted the 'coolest place to live in the UK' by Sunday Times Home Magazine, Digbeth is known as the creative quarter of the city. Take a look at our guide to some of the quirky independent venues and fantastic street art that you'll find in the area.

The leafy and affluent suburb of Edgbaston is less than two miles from Birmingham city centre. The area has a growing selection of stylish places to eat, drink and stay, including Birmingham's first Michelin starred restaurant.

The Jewellery Quarter, which is just a 10-15 minute walk from the city centre, dates back over 200 years. It is home to over 100 independent specialist craftspeople and retailers as well as a growing bar and restaurant scene.

There's loads going on in the suburbs of Birmingham at the moment and Harborne, which is just four miles from the city centre, is fast becoming a great place to eat and drink.

Just six miles from Birmingham city centre, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield has experienced an exciting recent growth in new places to eat, drink and socialise.