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Harborne Local Information

Located just under 3 miles from Birmingham City Centre, Harborne is a prestigious suburb and a hotspot for entertainment and leisure venues. On the main High Street, there are a variety of boutique shops and unique bars, helping to create a community neighbourhood feel whilst not being far from the city.

Food and Drink

Harborne plays host to some of the highest rated independent restaurants in the Birmingham area. These include Harborne Kitchen for fine dining in an informal dining room, Buonissimo for modern Italian cuisine and The Plough for relaxed gastro pub dining in a chic setting. For a casual lunch, Boston Tea Party and Boo Boo Coffee Ltd offer lunch and coffee in a friendly and inviting atmosphere. Of an evening, the High Street features many local bars including Harborne Stores, The Junction and Acro Lounge. With Harborne being just 3 miles from the City Centre, there is also easy access to the plethora of different bars, restaurants and nightclubs on Broad Street, Brindleyplace and The Mailbox.


Located just under 2 miles from the development is the popular Broadway Plaza leisure complex, benefiting from a multiplex Odeon Cinema, Bowlplex bowling alley and arcade, RockUp indoor rock climbing centre and Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym.

The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham is located in Brindleyplace, as well as Ikon Contemporary Art Gallery, The Crescent Theatre and a range of bars and restaurants. This is just over 2 miles away from the development and easily accessible via public transport.

Shopping and Retail

Harborne High Street is renowned for its community neighbourhood feel and features a large range of independently owned shops, mixed with high street names. For groceries within walking distance, visit Waitrose or M&S Simply Food. For larger superstores, go to Morrisons Five Ways or Tesco Springhill. The city centre is just a short drive away and offers a number of large shopping malls, including Grand Central with John Lewis as well as other quirky stores, The Bullring with Selfridges, Debenhams and other high street brands and The Mailbox with Harvey Nichols and other high-end names.


The south of Birmingham features a range of different leisure attractions, including the famous Botanical Gardens, Winterbourne House and Gardens, Cannon Hill Park and Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park.

Being located on the outskirts of the city centre, Harborne benefits from a variety of open spaces and leisure parks. Edgbaston Reservoir is just a 10-minute drive away and Metchley Park Sports Pitches are just a 10-minute walk. For those wishing to travel just a little further, the Clent Hills and the Lickey Hills are both located on the south west side of the city.

For football fans, Birmingham has three big local teams; Birmingham City Football Club, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion. All three clubs are easily accessible by both car and public transport. For cricket fans, Edgbaston Cricket Ground is just over 2 miles away.

Locally, there are several different sports activities in the area:

  • Harborne Pool and Fitness Centre
  • Edgbaston Priory Tennis Club
  • Edgbaston Croquet Club
  • Edgbaston Archery and Lawn Tennis Society
  • Harborne Golf Club
  • Harborne Church Farm Golf Course


There are a number of reputable schools for all ages in the local area, including Harborne Primary School, The Blue Coat School, Harborne Academy and Edgbaston High School.

Harborne is also just over a mile from the main campus of University of Birmingham and just a mile away from Birmingham City University South campus.

For further information, please visit www.birmingham.gov.uk.