About Jessica B
Lives in Liverpool, United Kingdom
Since Apr 2013
18-24 year old female
I was born and raised in Liverpool and have spent my life living between Liverpool and Manchester. I also spent a large chunk of 2014 working in Rio de Janeiro (amazing!). I especially love travelling to places with natural beauty and last year I fulfilled my dream of seeing penguins in the wild in the south of Argentina. My next adventure? Who knows!?
Neighborhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Flea & Street Markets
Art Galleries, Theaters
Gift & Specialty Shops
Architectural Buildings, Flea & Street Markets, Gift & Specialty Shops
As the name suggests, the Jewellery Quarter is home to an abundance of jewellery retailers and manufacturers. From world-renowned brands to independent bespoke stores, this area will not disappoint. The Quarter has been creating jewellery for over 250 years and is where an estimated 40% of all British jewellery is made!
With over 150 shops and a huge range of bars, restaurants and cafés, the Bullring is one of the top destinations for shoppers in the region. If you want to shop till you drop, this is the place for you.
With both outdoor and indoor stalls (350 of them!), Birmingham's Rag Market is a treasure-trove of bargains waiting to be had. Stalls range from mobile phone accessories to exotic spices, cosmetics to fabrics.
Although the Great Western Arcade is located in the heart of the city centre, it's hidden away between Colmore Row and Temple Row. You might easily walk by not knowing it's there, but this arcade is not to be missed! The building itself, constructed in 1875, is breathtakingly beautiful - and it's home to some of the city's most popular luxury brands and independent traders.
If you're interested in alternative and independent shopping, then the Custard Factory is the destination for you. The range of vintage and specialty stores here means you are sure to find something unique.
Home to the likes of Emporio Armani and Harvey Nichols, the Mailbox is Birmingham's number one upmarket shopping destination.
The Oasis is a unique, alternative fashion store that houses a variety of independent retailers selling everything from jewellery beads and clothing to music records. Check out what's happening at The Oasis on the events page.
Located inside the Bullring, Selfridges stocks a huge range of popular brands, as well as a giant food court. It also offers a great personal shopping experience.