Birmingham is a diverse city and Digbeth is one of its more famous districts – known as a successful industrial centre with a vibrant community life.
So much so, that the visitor guide 'Dig Digbeth' has been produced to showcase the best things to see and visit, including shops, bars, street art and other attractions. The guide also contains historical information about the area.
Hard copies of the guide are available free at information centres, libraries, travel arrival points, local hotels and attractions.
Dig Digbeth - The Essential Guide
Typhoo Tea’s headquarters were based in Digbeth and Typhoo Wharf in Bordesley Street is where tea was delivered by canal.
The Custard Factory is so named as the original site of the famous Alfred Bird’s factory where eggless custard was invented and first produced.
Digbeth Institute was home to the famous Jug of Punch Folk Club with star act, the Ian Campbell Folk Group, and family music traditions continued through Ali Campbell and UB40 who used Digbeth as a base.
Small Heath Amateur Boxing Club, based in Adderley Street, has produced a line of boxing champions including, more recently, Matt Macklin.
Digbeth was the site of the Battle of Birmingham in the Civil War in 1643.
The Old Crown Pub in Digbeth is the oldest secular building still in existence in Birmingham and dates back to 1368.