Edgbaston, a garden suburb of central Birmingham, has a rich cultural and sporting heritage. It has been home to the prestigious Warwickshire County Cricket Ground since 1885. Some of the most famous players of the sport have graced its grounds and many iconic moments in cricket have taken place there.
The area is famed for other sports too, with the Edgbaston Archery and Lawn Tennis Society being located here. Not only is the lawn tennis club the oldest in the world and still in use today, but Edgbaston is the birthplace of lawn tennis. On a snowy April day in 1859 Major Harry Gem and Augurio Perera first played the game at 8 Ampton Road, not far from our office.
Edgbaston was also the childhood home of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It is said that the two towers of Edgbaston, Waterworks Tower and Perrott’s Folly, were inspirations for one of the books, The Two Towers.
It’s not just the fascinating history and acclaimed international test cricket matches that attract visitors to Edgbaston. There is also the beautiful Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the University of Birmingham, cosy pubs, great shops, a charming aesthetic, and a Michelin star restaurant. Edgbaston has become a desirable location for both residents and guests alike.