Chinatown, Birmingham's New Student Hotspot

China Town is located in Birmingham city centre’s Southside, which is Chinese-influenced due to the number of Chinese places to eat, businesses and social clubs. Ming Moon is a Chinese buffet which is considered the best in Birmingham.

The nightlife is not to be missed, with over-15 clubs in Arcadian and Snobs all within walking distance. Snobs is one of the most popular student clubs in the city with student events during the week such as Big Wednesdays @ Snobs, offering Indie Rock’n’Roll, Alt Pop and Retro Jams during the night.

A giant 40-foot Chinese arch set to be installed at the entrance of China Town as part of a multi-million-pound new public square.

Where to go

Café Soya is legendary among Birmingham student accommodation residents, offering a wide range of dishes for very affordable prices. Their express meal box takeaway can be purchased for £5.50. The aforementioned Ming Moon is also a ‘must go’ as it’s currently ranked the best Chinese buffet in Birmingham, with buffet prices starting at £9.99.

The iconic Hippodrome is located next to China Town, boasting the best in theatre entertainment. Recently, Britain’s Got Talent auditions were held in the Hippodrome, so keep an eye on their Events Page!

The Sun Flower lounge also comes highly recommended. It oozes indie, soul, blues, funk and jazz. The venue hosts musical events every night in its very intimate basements.