A little further from the city centre, Harborne has a youthful population and a good supply of pubs and restaurants alongside bookshops, independent cafes and gift shops. The high street includes the new Harborne Food School in an old, red-brick school building. It’s also home to two of Birmingham’s favourite independent pubs, The Plough and The New Inn.
Central Harborne is situated on the B4 124 High Street just 3 miles from the centre of Birmingham. With over 700 car park spaces in Harborne centre, the village is easily accessible by car. If using a Sat Nav, the postcode B17 9NP will guide you to the centre.
Harborne is very well served by bus services, with the 48 offering direct travel from Harborne to the University. The nearest train station to Harborne center is the University station situated 15 minutes’ walk away on the edge of the University of Birmingham campus.
Bordering Edgbaston and Harborne, Bearwood is just a 12 minute bus ride (via the 11C) to our Edgbaston campus via Harborne. With a monthly farmers’ market, the annual Bearwood street festival and a former bank, The Midland, that has been recently restored as a real ale pub, Bearwood thrives as the cheaper alternative to Harborne.
The busy high street is packed with shops, restaurants and take-aways and there is a lively music scene spanning the area’s small pubs and bars. Bearwood also boasts two beautiful parks: Warley Woods is a community-owned and maintained park and golf course, while Lightwoods Park is home to the carefully restored Lightwoods House, bandstand and park– the site of many outdoor festivals in the summer months.