St Paul’s Square, is a Georgian square in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, England, named after the church in its centre. It is the last remaining Georgian Square in the city.

Built 1777–79 on the Newhall estate of the Colmore family, it was an elegant and desirable location in the mid-nineteenth century. At the end of the nineteenth century the square was swallowed by workshops and factories, with the fronts of some buildings being pulled down to make shop fronts or factory entrances. Much restoration was done in the 1970s and many of the buildings are Grade II listed

As well as bars, cafés and restaurants, which line the Square’s four sides, a number of apartment schemes have been built in the area. The most recent is Chord Development’s mixed-use scheme, which comprises 148 apartments, which includes the restoration of the façade of the Thomas Walker building – the former buckle maker, which fronts onto the square. Chord has created two courtyards and added three new wings to the former-factory, on Northwood Street, Caroline Street and James Street. At the heart of the development is a communal courtyard, designed by award-winning landscape architect Alan Gardner.

Things to do

St. Paul’s Church

Grade I listed church in Birmingham’s only remaining 18th century square, built in 1779, with associations with Matthew Boulton and James Watt. The East Window is a painted account of the conversion of St. Paul copied by Francis Eginton from Benjamin West’s original. Also new (2000 AD) a stained glass window with design based on the local jewellery trade.

St Pauls Gallery

St Pauls Gallery is the World’s leading retailer in signed limited edition album cover fine art. Opened in 2002 St Pauls has steadily grown to what is now the largest collection of licensed album cover art in the World. With well over 100 signed prints on permanent show and sale, the gallery is a place not to be missed if music is your passion. Also on show are exclusive collections of signed limited edition musician portrait photographs and fine art prints. St Pauls also actively invests and trades in rare fine art prints and originals by world renowned artists including Andy Warhol, Picasso, Bridget Riley and Salvador Dali.

RBSA Gallery

The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) is an artist-led charity which supports artists and promotes engagement with the visual arts through a range of inclusive activities: exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations. The Society owns and runs its own exhibition venue, the RBSA Gallery, located just off St Paul’s Square, near Birmingham’s historic jewellery quarter and a short walk from the city centre.  Admission to all our exhibitions is free and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gallery.

Wonderful World of Trains & Planes

 

Three main partners shaped the vision of Wonderful World of Trains & Planes – Peter Smith, Jane and Steve Jordan. After several years of planning and searching for the right venue, they were joined by a couple of wonderful investors and eventually the right building was found.

After years of planning, venue sourcing, model designing and production, we are now pleased to open our doors and welcome fellow modellers, families, tourists and even local businesses to marvel in our Wonderful World of Trains & Planes.

Bars

Anderson’s Bar & Grill

We are the West Midlands’ premier, award winning steak house and we pride ourselves on offering rare breed beef. Situated in the picturesque Georgian Square of St Paul’s Church, we reside in the eighteenth century cellars once known as The Bucklemaker.

With our expertise and passion, we endeavour to create a great atmosphere and a high quality of service and food.

The Jam House

The unique Jam House concept began in 1999 as an amalgamation between Jools Holland and designer Neil Tibbatt.

The partnership wanted to produce a night out which had elements of live music, fine dining and good times.

The first Jam House venue opened in Birmingham on 23 April 1999, featuring its support maestro – TV presenter and pianist, Mr Jools Holland. The Jools Holland big band rocked the place on the opening night and continues to make occasional appearances at this exciting and unique venue.

 

40 St Paul’s

With 140+ gins, and full table service for our 24 customers, we cultivate an intimate, comfortable environment for you and your nearest and dearest to enjoy our incredible G&Ts and cocktails.
We’ve hand-picked every gin on our back bar for a reason; whether it has historical importance or it provides a leading taste experience within the category. This also means we’re able to relate the story of our gins to you, as well as providing a bespoke flavour matching service.

The Rectory

The Rectory Bar in the calm oasis of St Pauls Square on the edge of the historic Jewellery Quarter, is about relaxed, casual drinking and dining in comfortable, modern surroundings.

Set in a truly unique city centre location overlooking the picturesque St Pauls church, The Rectory has earned a great reputation for it’s style of service, quality of food and drinks.

The Actress & Bishop

Our venue is just off the trendy St Paul’s Square on Ludgate Hill. We offer two large rooms an outside decking area with a late license and open till 4am on weekends.

Based over two floors, the downstairs holds a DJ booth and huge bar with scattered seating with a big dance floor, the large room upstairs comprises of a stage for bands, sofa seating and an additional bar.
We have live music nearly every night and in the summer the music spills out onto the decking area directly out the front which provides a great place to sit and chat with friends.

 

Restaurants

Cucina Rustica

Cucina Rustica prides itself in offering fine Italian food in the heart of Birmingham in the world famous Jewellery Quarter. Our Italian Restaurant combines authentic Italian food along with a relaxed atmosphere.

Pasta Di Piazza

Red-brick Victorian building hung with flower baskets serving traditional Italian dishes.

Anderson’s Bar & Grill

We are the West Midlands’ premier, award winning steak house and we pride ourselves on offering rare breed beef. Situated in the picturesque Georgian Square of St Paul’s Church, we reside in the eighteenth century cellars once known as The Bucklemaker.

With our expertise and passion, we endeavour to create a great atmosphere and a high quality of service and food.

Lasan Restaurant & Bar

Lasan is synonymous with exquisite cuisine that teases the senses and stirs the soul, delivering the true essence of India in all its glory.

Experience how sublime Indian food really can be at Gordon Ramsay’s Best Local Restaurant in the UK.

Peel and Stone

We create a small, carefully thought out range of rustic baked goods that are available to buy in both of our shops and wholesale. We make as much as possible ourselves, by hand and onsite to create delicious, nourishing products.

Saint Pauls House 

Saint Pauls House launched in early spring 2016 and marked the end of a year long labour of love for husband and wife team Sharon and Adrian Harvey. A great love of design and hospitality along with a passion for Birmingham have driven what could have only been described as a game changing project.

The venue encompasses a restaurant, bar and boutique hotel. The design and concept suggests a nod to the casual, yet contemporary buzz of Shoreditch. With opulent finishes throughout, a vibrant food and drink offer and a carefully selected team, St Pauls House will be the site that re-ignites Birmingham’s love for the Jewellery Quarter.

 

Coffee

Saint Kitchen

We are extremely proud of the coffee we serve, and we’re helped out by the skills of the guys over in Bristol at Extract Coffee, who roast our beans.

We use single origin, speciality grade coffee, which we have a highly skilled team of Barista’s to extract all of those lovely tasting notes whether you’re having a straight up double espresso, a silky smooth flat white, right through to a 12oz latte.

Upstairs Coffee

The latest addition to Birmingham’s growing speciality coffee scene opened in April, excellent timing considering that I was passing through at the start of May. A few weeks later, there I was on Water Street, home to Upstairs Coffee, where I had my first (temporary) disappointment: it’s on the ground floor! However, my profound disappointment was short-lived as I discovered that it was indeed correctly named, being upstairs from a (soon-to-be-opened) basement cocktail bar.

Soda Bread Cafe

It’s a great location; the beautiful building faces out onto the green spaces of St Paul’s, while away to the left stretches the direct walk way to the city centre. The building is historic and lovely, high ceilings complemented by cool grey walls and bright white mouldings, with just an old-fashioned clock and an enormous red photograph of the Beatles drinking tea to set the scene.

Quarter Horse Coffee

Quarter Horse Coffee is an independent coffee roaster and cafe in Birmingham.

Roasting our own beans is an exciting venture that allows us to source high quality green beans from around the world, and freshly roast them for our customers. Come by and see how this process works with our roaster in sight from the cafe. We aim to roast some of the best coffee in the UK.

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