Local Information – Ridley House

Local Information

Birmingham, the second biggest city in the UK has a vast amount of attractions, culture and entertainment to offer. There are many theatres in the city, where you can enjoy West End musicals, plays, pantomimes and ballet productions.

The Birmingham Symphony Hall and the International Convention Centre in the centre of Birmingham are only a 13 minute walk from Ridley House. The International Convention Centre is a world-class venue which holds concerts and events from world renowned orchestras to chart topping artists. The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is less than a 15 minute walk from Ridley House and has a collection of international imports covering art, ceramics, metalwork, jewellery, natural history, archaeology, ethnography, local history and industrial history.

Just a 20 minute walk away is the Historical Jewellery Quarter area, which has many buildings which have been restored and have since become local landmarks. At night, a lot of locals get together at the nearby character full and quirky pubs.

Ridley House is located just a 10 minute walk from the New Street station, which offers great transport links to the rest of the country.

Food / Drink

There are many pubs, restaurants and cafes at The Cube and The Mailbox.

Shopping and Retail

The new Grand Central shopping area at New Street Station includes John Lewis and many other High Street brands. There are different culinary experiences within Grand Central and it is a great central meeting area. The Bullring Shopping Centre with over 160 shops, boasts luxury and retail stores including Selfridges and is only a 12 minute walk away. The Mailbox which has recently been re-furbished and has a large Harvey Nichols store, is only a 4 minute walk away.


There are a number of reputable schools and universities close by. For further information place visit www.birmingham.gov.uk