Here! student accommodation in Birmingham

With a vibrant culture, bustling nightlife, and no shortage of things to do at any time of day, Birmingham is one of the UK’s most popular student cities. If you’re looking for the best student accommodation in Birmingham city centre, you’re in the right place.

We offer private student accommodation options varying from luxurious self-contained Studios to premium En-Suite rooms in shared flats. There’s an option for every budget and lifestyle at The Toybox. We can’t wait to meet you.

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Things to do in Birmingham

You’ll never be bored in Birmingham. Whether you’re a party animal, a culture vulture, or even a budding food critic, this city has so much to offer.


Ready to let loose under the strobe lights with your new uni pals? When you stay with us at one of the best student accommodation buildings in Birmingham, you’ll be close to:

  • Clubs – From Snobs and Popworld to good old fashioned student union events, Birmingham has no shortage of student club nights to choose from.
  • Bars – Fancy a more laid-back vibe? Relax and take in the atmosphere at bars for every budget – from The Alchemist and All Bar One, to 52 Gas Street, The Pineapple Club, and more.
  • Gigs – Immerse yourself in the music scene at a range of venues, including The Sunflower Lounge, The O2 Institute, and The Mill.

Nightclub Birmingham


The learning doesn’t have to stop when lectures end. Enrich your student experience at Birmingham’s cultural hotspots.

  • Art galleries – Channel your inner art critic at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and the Ikon Gallery.
  • Museums – Explore the city’s glimmering history at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, or get your thinking cap on at ThinkTank Birmingham Science Museum.
  • Festivals – Experience an exciting annual calendar of events, showcasing everything from spoken word and literature, to jazz, funk, and soul music.

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Whether you’re venturing out or cosying up on the sofa, feast your eyes and stomach on a delicious menu of global delights.

  • Must visit – The Balti Triangle – Birmingham’s famous curry house hotspot – boasts over 20,000 visitors a year.
  • Eating out – From fine dining to cheap eats, dirty burgers to veggie treats – Birmingham has it all.
  • Takeaways – Indulge in curry night with your uni pals, or grab a quick power-up snack on your way home from a night of fun.

Curry - Balti Triangle


Seek a thrill or take a wander – there’s certainly no shortage of things to do for students in and around Birmingham.

  • The great outdoors – Looking to escape the city for the day? Explore National Trust properties and countryside walks, from Moseley Old Hall to Clent Hills.
  • Local and regional attractions – Indulge your sweet tooth at Cadbury World, or chase a new thrill at Drayton Manor theme park – both accessible as a day trip.
  • Sports – Birmingham has a huge variety of sports events and venues – from football at Villa Park, to cricket at Edgbaston Stadium.


Student travel in Birmingham

Birmingham is conveniently well-connected, whether you’re local or come from further afield. Wherever you find yourself in the city, there’s sure to be a bus, train, or tram to take you where you need to go. These are the main transport options.

  • Buses – Travel by bus has never been simpler with Transport for West Midlands’ cashless Swift Pay As You Go tickets. Plus, student discounts are available on travel tickets passes.
  • Trains – Eight local rail lines make travel across the city a breeze. Prices are reasonable, but don’t forget to apply for your student rail card to secure extra savings.
  • Metro – The West Midlands Metro is the eco-friendly way to travel around Birmingham. The service runs seven days a week so you’ll never be left stranded.

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