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Six places that make Digbeth the coolest area in the UK

Just a stone’s throw away from our City Centre Campus is an area called Digbeth. Nicknamed the creative quarter, Digbeth has recently been placed at the top of a list of the “Coolest Neighbourhoods in Britain” by the Sunday Times.

From vast amounts of street art to a zero waste supermarket, Digbeth has it all. We’ve shortlisted the six places that we think contribute to Digbeth and it's latest accolade.

1. Digbeth Dining Club

The multi-award winning attraction of Digbeth. It’s got some of the best street food going, alongside music and entertainment and with the huge range of food traders you could eat there twice a week and never have the same thing twice!

2. The Custard Factory

A collection of independent shops, creative and digital businesses plus event spaces, there’s always something happening.

3. Baked in Brick

A must-go when in Digbeth for wood-fired pizza or BBQ meat made in a mini cooper.

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4. The Clean Kilo

The UK's largest Zero Waste supermarket helping lower your impact on the environment.

5. Cow Vintage

A huge warehouse full of vintage clothing at affordable prices.

6. Ghetto Golf

Crazy golf in crazy settings with crazy good cocktails and food. It's something you need to try for yourself.

So whether your thing is crazy golf in abandoned busses or eating food cooked in a classic British motor, Digbeth has something for you.  

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