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Rent Apartments & Rooms in Birmingham, UK

Home to the Peaky Blinders, Spaghetti Junction, the balti and two of England’s best supported football clubs - Aston Villa and Birmingham City - Birmingham is a place that is steeped in British popular culture. From its distinct Brummie accent and industrious past to its multicultural mentality and diverse musical heritage (Black Sabbath, UB40, Steel Pulse, Duran Duran and The Streets all hail from here), this city is both quintessentially English and totally unique. Known affectionately as Brum in the local lingo, Birmingham is the largest and most populous British city outside of London. Over 1.1 million people reside in this giant of the West Midlands - as do 65,000 students and a growing community of expats. As a global centre for industry, business and commerce, it’s also got a lot to offer career-wise and is often referred to as ‘the city of a thousand trades’. Flats to rent in Birmingham are widely available for anyone moving to the city for work or studies. The average monthly rent for 1-bedroom flats in Birmingham is around £550, which is substantially less than similarly-sized European cities. For a fantastic selection of apartments for rent in Birmingham, UK, look no further than Nestpick.

Furnished & Serviced Apartments Birmingham

Whether you are travelling alone or with family, furnished apartments similarly allow you to settle in the city with ease. Such accommodation is available in popular locations and typically comes equipped with hotel-like amenities such as room service, maid service and WiFi.

Types of Accommodations in Birmingham

Flats in Birmingham by District

Not content with being the second largest city in England, Birmingham also makes up part of the massive West Midlands conurbation along with urban centres such as Walsall, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton. If you are working or studying in Birmingham, this means you have plenty of choice when it comes to finding an area to settle in and commute from.

Although Birmingham is bursting with housing options, moving here can be quite daunting if you’re unfamiliar with the city’s geography or which areas best suit your needs. Unsure where to begin? Well we’ve handily created a short list of Birmingham’s best neighbourhoods for expats and new arrivals.

Once you’ve familiarised yourself with Brumtown, our extensive database will allow you to filter your search to look for furnished accommodation that suits your lifestyle down to a tee. Whether it’s a bungalow in Bourneville or a studio in Small Heath, Nestpick has you covered.

More Attractive Areas for Flats to Rent in Birmingham

Flats to Rent in Birmingham City Centre

Replete with fabulous shops, over 300 restaurants, world-class museums, music venues, street entertainers and stunning architecture, the area referred to as ‘town’ by locals is the commercial and cultural heart of Brumtown. From the entertainment on offer at the Arena Birmingham to the artistic district of Digbeth to retail mecca of the Bullring, Birmingham city centre is a hive of creativity and diversity.

Victoria Square, the civic centre of Birmingham, is home to one of Europe’s largest fountains, known locally as the ‘Floozie in the Jacuzzi’. The square is also home to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG), the largest art gallery in the city. The BMAG contains the most comprehensive collection of pre-Raphaelite artwork in the world, and also hosts breathtaking pieces from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Flats to rent in Birmingham city centre are readily available, and a number of accommodation options are available. From luxury purpose-built apartment complexes to old-fashioned buildings that have been reconverted into modern flats, housing in the area caters to a range of tastes.

Unsurprisingly, apartments in Birmingham city centre are among the priciest in the West Midlands. However, you’ll be right in the thick of the action, and the superb local transport connections (the city’s three main stations are a short stroll away) means you’ll have the entire region right at your fingertips.

Rented properties range from £595 per month for a 1-bedroom studio apartment to £875 per month for a 2-bedroom apartment. For the best selection of apartments to rent in Birmingham city centre on the internet, browse Nestpick now.

Flats to Rent in Sutton Coldfield

Since being granted royal status by Henry VIII in the 16th century, the historic town of Sutton Coldfield has exuded a rather regal aura. Combining suburban charm, a high quality of living and a prime location, this family-friendly town has turned into one of the most prestigious areas to live in the West Midlands; with some properties worth in excess of £1 million. Thankfully, there are plenty of available flats to rent in Sutton Coldfield that don’t cost a small fortune.

Apartments in Sutton Coldfield range from £385 per month for a studio apartment to £695 per month for a 3-bedroom terraced house. When looking for flats in Sutton Coldfield, make sure you consider variables such as a property’s size, age, style and proximity to local amenities and transport connections.

Located to the north of Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield has one of the lowest population densities in the West Midlands - making it a peaceful retreat from the urban commotion of Birmingham city centre. The 2400-acre Sutton Park is perhaps the town’s most famous landmark, attracting 2 million visitors each year. Here you can enjoy open meadows, woodland, playgrounds, restaurants and its seven lakes.

This leafy escapism is also complemented by a lively civic life, with Sutton Coldfield town centre providing ample opportunities for shopping and dining. The town also whets the appetite of culture vultures, with local hotspots including the Highbury Theatre and the art deco Empire Cinema. Who says the suburban life is boring?!

Jewellery Quarter Apartments

Birmingham’s 200-year old Jewellery Quarter is the most famous residential and shopping area in the city centre’s Northside. As you might have guessed by the name, the neighbourhood is famed for its selection of quality jewellery: an estimated 40% of British jewellery is made here.

The neighbourhood is much more than diamonds and pearls, however. With an up-and-coming arts scene and burgeoning food culture, there’s plenty of youthful energy to counter all the razzle dazzle. Seamlessly combining the past with the present, the Coffin Works is a renovated factory that hosts various fantastic cultural events and activities, while the legendary Jam House serves up a smorgasbord of live music. Over 30 restaurants and bars line the streets, offering a range Caribbean, Indian and Spanish cuisine - and most things in between.

A resurgence in property development has seen a number of Jewellery Quarter apartments and townhouses spring up on derelict land, transforming the previously dilapidated area into a vibrant urban village. This has reinvigorated the neighbourhood and given rise to the influx of creative businesses and local facilities without losing any of its urban fabric. In fact, such care has been given to its renovation that the Jewellery Quarter is labelled a Conservation Area and over 200 buildings have been listed.

With Nestpick, you can find a great range of flats to rent in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham. Jewellery Quarter flats range from around £625 a month for a 1-bedroom flat to £795 a month for a 2-bedroom flat.

Student Accommodation in Birmingham

With a massive student population of 65,000, Birmingham is the UK’s largest centre of higher education outside of London. There are four major universities in Birmingham: Aston University, Birmingham City University, Birmingham University and Newman University.

Despite the size of the metropolitan area, all of the city’s universities are within 7 miles of the city centre. If you decide to live in central areas, this will make your commute to campus relatively quick and straightforward.

Student accommodation in Birmingham typically consists of three options: halls of residence, private hostels or private housing. Sharing a private flat costs anywhere between £150 and £500 per month, with prices depending on an apartment’s age, size and location.

For affordable Birmingham Uni student accommodation, most students tend to opt for terraced house shares in nearby Selly Oak. Shops in the area are student-oriented and there’s a great selection of bars, pubs and restaurants on offer. The neighbourhood is also extremely well connected: buses run regularly along Bristol Road and the train to the city centre only takes 7 minutes.

Public Transport in Birmingham

If you need to commute from one side of the city to the other, public transport in Birmingham, UK won’t let you down.

Despite its large size and population, Birmingham is actually one of Britain’s least congested cities if travelling by public transport. Rather progressively, the city has made strides to encourage a greener way of living by implementing new bus systems and promoting various cycling and walking schemes.

New Street station is located in the heart of the city and is Birmingham’s major rail artery to the rest of the country, with a staggering 34.75 million people passing through it each year. Smaller stations such as Snow Hill and Moor Street are great for access to the more immediate region, and also run services to London Marylebone. Train timetables and further information can be found on the National Rail website.

Birmingham has an efficient bus system that represents one of the cheapest and quickest ways to get around the city. 1-day Daysaver travelcards can be purchased for £4.40 in bus stations and local shops. Although buses accept cash they do not give change, so be sure to bring the correct amount of coinage.

Another transport option is the Midland Metro, which is a state-of-the-art light-rail/tram system that runs between Wolverhampton and Birmingham city centre via West Bromwich and Wednesbury. This network comprises a single line and was recently extended from Snow Hill to Centenary Square in the city centre. The Metro is an easy way to travel and unlike the bus system change is offered if you pay in cash.

Types of Birmingham Apartments For Rent

  • 1 bedroom apartments: 145
  • 2 bedroom apartments: 98
  • Rooms: 275
  • Studios: 87

Popular Districts to rent apartments in Birmingham

  • Apartments in Digbeth: 67
  • Apartments in Moseley : 134
  • Apartments in Kings Heath: 79
  • Apartments in Selly Oak: 51

Prices for Apartments for rent in Birmingham

Looking for apartments or rooms for rent in Birmingham? Compare prices for lofts, studios or student apartments in Birmingham with Nestpick!

Accommodation Types Birmingham Rent Prices by Meter Square
1 Bedroom Apartment£53,30
2 Bedroom Apartment£49,23
3 Bedroom Apartment£44,15
Size (0-50 sqm)£50,49
Size (50-100 sqm)£43,16
Size (100-150 sqm)£44,93