Birmingham’s Golden Triangle – The Jewel In The City’s Crown
People book accommodation in Birmingham for every reason; they arrive for both work and pleasure. Once a grimy centre of the Industrial Revolution, it has many fascinating relics of those times; many of those mills, factories and warehouses today survive as museums and heritage sites.
If you’ve rented serviced apartments in Birmingham with images of “Dark Satanic Mills,” it’s important to remember that industry wasn’t always on a grand scale. Alongside the steam mills and iron foundries were artisans who used the metals and glass to create beautiful gilt buttons, toys and fine jewellery. There were at least 12 jewellery manufacturers here in the early 19th century.
Today, many of these traditions live on in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Also known as the “Golden Triangle,” this is the area bounded by Vyse Street, Dyson Street and Warstone Lane. The land was released to the city by the Colmore family, at the start of the Industrial Revolution. The result was leafy green streets of fashionable Regency and Victorian town houses and shops. Pits on Hockley Hill were used to cast metal and the jewellery industry was born.
The Gold Triangle today houses over 100 jewellery merchants. A good place to start is the Discovery Centre, which is built around the workshops of an old Jewellery Quarter firm and runs guided tours, and we can provide luxury serviced apartments in Birmingham very close nearby.
If you have a special anniversary or event coming up, we at Serviced City Pads have Birmingham serviced apartments just a few minutes away from some of the best jewellery bargains in England. A visit to the vicar of St Paul’s Church is strictly optional.