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The Toybox, Birmingham
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The Toybox, Birmingham

Bishopsgate St, Birmingham, B15 1ET, United Kingdom
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About the Property

The Toybox (B15 1ET) is an amazing student accommodation in Birmingham, where luxury meets convenience. Located in the city, The Toybox offers unparalleled proximity to renowned universities like Mander Portman Woodward and Brasshouse Languages. It has several room types, like studio and ensuite rooms, providing the perfect sanctuary for academic success and relaxation. With vibrant communal areas, a fitness center, and study spaces, residents of this Birmingham student accommodation can strike the ideal balance between work and play. Explore the vibrant city life just steps away or unwind in our peaceful haven. Experience student living redefined at The Toybox Birmingham.

Located in England, the Toybox student accommodation Birmingham offers a prime accommodation option for students, combining modern comforts with convenience. As you step into The Toy Box, you're greeted by a contemporary atmosphere designed to foster a conducive environment for study and relaxation. Strategically situated in close proximity to various educational institutions, including the prestigious University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University, The Toy Box ensures that students have easy access to their academic pursuits. Additionally, the accommodation is surrounded by a plethora of amenities and attractions, making it an ideal choice for students seeking both academic excellence and a vibrant social life.

Nearby areas include the bustling Bullring & Grand Central, where students can indulge in retail therapy or grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants and cafes. For those seeking a cultural experience, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery are just a stone's throw away, offering a fascinating insight into the city's rich history and artistic heritage. Furthermore, the accommodation is well-connected to public transportation, with Birmingham New Street Station and Moor Street Station within walking distance, allowing for easy exploration of the city and beyond. With its central location and proximity to key amenities and attractions, The Toy Box Birmingham stands out as the perfect choice for students looking for a comfortable and convenient place to call home during their academic journey.


At The Toy Box Birmingham, residents can enjoy a vibrant community atmosphere with an array of amenities to enhance their lifestyle. Social spaces provide opportunities for connection and relaxation, while the free state-of-the-art gym caters to fitness enthusiasts. Study rooms offer a conducive environment for academic pursuits, and laundry facilities ensure convenience. For recreation, the games room entertains, and a bike store encourages eco-friendly transportation. The dedicated Residence Team is on hand to assist residents, while social events foster a sense of belonging within the community.

Location and What's Hot?

The Toybox Birmingham offers unparalleled convenience to students of both Mander Portman Woodward and Brasshouse Languages.  Its proximity ensures students can easily navigate between classes and their living quarters, sparing valuable time for studies and leisure. Additionally, The Toybox Birmingham boasts modern amenities, fostering a conducive environment for academic excellence and personal growth. With its strategic location and contemporary facilities, residing at The Toybox Birmingham presents an ideal choice for students seeking a harmonious balance between academics and lifestyle.

Residents of The Toy Box would find themselves surrounded by an array of grocery stores, ensuring easy access to daily essentials. Popular options like Tesco Express and Sainsbury's Local are just a stone's throw away, making grocery runs quick and convenient. The neighborhood boasts several charming cafes for those craving a caffeine fix or a cozy spot to catch up with friends. Café Nero and Starbucks offer the perfect ambiance to sip on coffee while indulging in some people-watching or catching up on work.

Culture enthusiasts would delight in the proximity to museums and galleries. The Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, showcasing an impressive collection spanning centuries, would be a go-to destination for art lovers. Additionally, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, renowned for its collection of European art, would provide enriching experiences for residents interested in cultural exploration. In terms of recreational activities, The Toy Box Birmingham offers easy access to entertainment venues and parks. The Bullring & Grand Central, a premier shopping destination, is within walking distance, providing ample opportunities for retail therapy. Residents can also unwind and enjoy outdoor activities at nearby green spaces like Cannon Hill Park or St. Paul's Square. Birmingham's vibrant nightlife scene would be at residents' fingertips, with a plethora of bars, pubs, and restaurants in the vicinity. From trendy cocktail bars like The Alchemist to traditional pubs like The Wellington, there's something to suit every taste and mood.


The Toybox Birmingham, a noteworthy landmark, benefits from its proximity to several transportation hubs. Bus stops like Embassy Drive (Stop FL), Stone Rd, and Ernest St (Stop HH2) offer local commuting options, ensuring easy access to various parts of the city. Additionally, for travelers coming from afar, the city's airports including Network Executive Chauffeurs Ltd, Children's Hospital Heliport, and TOA Taxis Birmingham provide connectivity to national and international destinations. Toybox Birmingham's distance from these transportation nodes ensures that both local and distant travelers can reach the destination conveniently, fostering tourism and facilitating business engagements in the area.

What will you get

Your Rent Include

Contents insurance

Common Amenities

Social spaces
Free state-of-the-art gym
Study rooms
Laundry facilities
Games room
Bike store

Cancellation Policies (4)

  • Cooling Off Period
    This property offers cooling-off period.
  • No Visa No Pay
    This property allows cancellation due to visa rejection.
  • No Place No Pay
    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.

Payment Policies (4)

  • Booking Deposit
    This property requires booking deposit.
  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers 1, 4 flexible instalment plans.
  • Mode Of Payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I choose a certain room?

Absolutely! You can choose the floor, flat and room numbers should you wish to. Management Residence Teams can advise you on the best room to suit your needs.

Can student book as a group?

Of course. For locations with cluster flats, booking with your friends can easily be arranged. You just need to let us know who you want to live with and management can do management best to put you together. Please note, this is subject to availability and more likely to be possible the sooner you book.

How do I find out who I am living with?

When booking your room you can see your flatmates’ gender, what year they’re in and where they’re studying. Management don’t give out names for data protection, but you can always get in touch with the Residence Team to find out where you can join the resident’s chat to give you a chance to meet people virtually before you move in.

What deposit do I need?

Unlike other providers, management do not ask for a deposit to secure your booking. management do, however, require an advance rent payment which will be deducted from your first rent instalment (think of it like a present to yourself when September rolls around!).

What if I have additional needs?

Management have permanent accessible and temporary adaptable access rooms available to suit your needs. For more information about these rooms, please contact the site teams directly.

What happens if my student loan is late?

If it’s late, please contact the Residence Team at your location as management  will be able to advise you.

How can I pay for my rent?

You can pay by logging in to the StuRents Portal using your reference number and password. Payments can be made via direct debit or bank transfer.

How can I pay if I’m an overseas student?

As an international student, you can pay via bank transfer (Transfermate) or credit card (please note this may incur a transaction fee). For more information, refer to your booking documents or contact your site team.

What do I do if I am not totally satisfied?

Management want you to love your time living with us, but management understand management might not always get it right. Management take all complaints seriously and will try our best to fix any issues as soon as management are made aware of them.

Can I have pets?

No pets are allowed – sorry!

Can I order bedding and kitchen packs?

Yes.Anything you order will be delivered straight to your accommodation.

Do I need a TV Licence?

Yes, if you want to watch TV (including online) in your room you’ll need to have a valid TV Licence – unless management tell you management’re covering it.

What is the policy on guests staying in my room?

You can, but please don’t invite someone to stay for more than 3 consecutive nights and double-check with any flatmates you have first.

Will my student flat be cleaned?

Your student room and any shared areas within your apartment will be spotlessly clean when you arrive, after that point it’s over to you! If you have any queries or need any advice, hints or tips please speak to management Residence Teams.

How do I log repairs?

Log an issue in person, with an email or call management Residence Teams – they will ensure management  dedicated on-site team will resolve it as soon as possible. Take a look at the Student Handbook on your chosen location page for our managing repairs policy.

Can I smoke?

All management  student accommodation is smoke-free, and this includes all types of E-cigarettes. You can find designated smoking areas outside the buildings or in the courtyards.

How do I connect to the internet?

All of management sites have a wireless network covering the whole building. On arrival, simply connect your devices to the wireless network. management also offer the option to connect using an Ethernet Cable, which you just plug into the network wall socket in your room.

Are my possessions insured?

Management include free contents insurance for every.o access your cover details and policy documents, simply register with My Endsleigh and you’ll have access to view exactly what’s included in the policy and have the option to upgrade the level of cover if needed. Their claims team is on hand to advise whenever needed.

Are any items banned on site?

For health and safety reasons, management don’t allow the following items: candles, incense burners, deep fat fryers and any electrical appliances that don’t comply with British standards and statutory regulations. Please do not bring any of these on site; you will be asked to remove them.

Will anyone else access my room?

Management carry out room inspections 3 times a year and occasionally health and safety checks. When management do, management’ll need access to your room. But management will always give you at least 24 hours’ notice and management will knock and announce ourselves before entering your personal space.

How big is the fridge in the studio and is there any freezer space?

All studios come with a small fridge with a freezer compartment.

Can I bring my rice cooker/electric pressure cooker?

Please avoid bringing either of these items (or items of similar voltage). Their high voltage is dangerous and can cause electric shocks.

Do you do airport pick up services?

Management don’t. However, all of management  locations have excellent transport links. Depending on where you’re staying there will be buses, trains and taxi services available to you.

Is there any Tenancy Takeover and What is the application process?

Currently,  management cannot guarantee that there will be any open applications for Tenancy Takeover in the coming year. Please contact management  Residence Team for the most updated information.

Will my room be inspected?

There will be a maintenance check at least three times during your tenancy. management will log and resolve any maintenance and address any damage or missing items. After each visit management will let you know if management found any issues and can advise if any charges will need to be made to put something right.

Do I need to move out over Christmas and Easter holidays?

No, your room is yours for the whole of your tenancy. You only need to move out at the end of the agreement.

Can I stay in my room over the summer?

Yes, you can either book your room for a whole year (51 weeks) or, where available, on a shorter tenancy and then extend for the summer period. Just contact the Residence Team at your chosen location to see what management can do.

What size is a small double bed?

Also known as a 3/4 size bed, small doubles measure approx. 120cm wide x 190cm long.

How do I collect my post?

Depending on your location, post may be delivered directly through your door by Royal Mail or collected from on-site post boxes. Management accept larger parcel deliveries at reception, but management accept no liability for loss or damage.

Is visitor parking available?

Most of our buildings do not have allocated visitor parking, but in all cases there is a nearby location for you to park. Contact the Residence Team at your chosen location for more information.

Is there laundry on-site?

Yes, there are on-site laundries with washers and dryers at all of management location. Simply pay for the use of the laundry machine each time you use it.

When can I move in?

Around four weeks before the big day, you will be invited to book a move-in slot. You can choose the time that works best for you. If you have specific needs around accessibility or travel arrangements, please let us know at this stage.

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Birmingham is known for its beautiful architecture and modern infrastructure. The student flats Birmingham promotes community by enabling interactions with other students and forging lifetime friendships. With access to necessary amenities and resources, it provides a welcoming environment that is conducive to learning. By selecting the best student accommodation in Birmingham UK, you can invest in a balanced and enjoyable student experience, which will also help you to focus more on your studies and find lifelong memories. Amber simplifies the process by developing an easy, three-step process for choosing, paying for, and reserving the apartment of your choice. Amber offers purpose-built flats, studios, and budget-friendly apartments. If you intend to stay in student apartments in Birmingham, amber's sorting features make it easy to choose neighbourhoods close to your university to save your commuting time. Have a look at some of the budget-friendly student properties in Birmingham we offer:

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5. iQ Broderick House

6. Chamberlain Place

7. Lucas Studios

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Cost of living in Birmingham

Birmingham, a city of endless possibilities, offers students affordable living costs that don't skimp on excitement. From reasonable food expenses to manageable utility bills and transportation costs, students can make the most of their budget while immersing themselves in Birmingham's vibrant culture and student-friendly atmosphere. Experience rewarding student life in student homes in Birmingham, where affordability meets a world of opportunities, making it the perfect destination for students seeking an enriching and pocket-friendly experience.

1. Food: £30 - £40 /week

2. Gas and electricity: £15 - £25 /week

3. Internet & mobile phone: £15 - £20 /week

4. Dinner at a restaurant: £10 - £15 /week

5. Laundry: £5 - £10 /week

6. Stationery and Textbooks: £10 - £15 /week

7. Clothing: £50 /month

8. Travel (buses, trams, trains): £40 - £60 /month

Student Travel Birmingham

Birmingham, a sprawling metropolitan hub beyond the capital, boasts a comprehensive transportation infrastructure facilitating seamless mobility. An array of commuting options caters to diverse needs, be it traversing to and from educational institutions or journeying back home during festive seasons. Common modes of travel encompass buses, trains, trams, and cycling routes, offering flexibility and convenience to residents and visitors alike within this vibrant urban landscape.

1. Bus: Birmingham has a vast bus network run by multiple companies. Adult single-trip bus fares typically cost around £2.50, although a National Express West Midlands Swift card can lower that cost to about £2.00. Weekly bus passes are discounted, costing between £15 and £20.

2. Train: Birmingham New Street station is a major hub with excellent connectivity. A West Midlands Network card can further reduce the cost of a weekly pass for unlimited train travel within the region from about £30-£40 to just £20-£30. Students can easily take the train to travel to the nearest places as well. People usually prefer trains because of their frequency.

3. Tram: Birmingham's West Midlands Metro tram system offers convenient transportation. Adult fares for a single tram ride range from £2.40 to £4.50, but they can be as low as £2.00 using a West Midlands Network card. Trams are also widely preferred by people for their rapid availability throughout the city.

4. Cycling: Birmingham promotes cycling by providing designated lanes and bike-sharing programmes. With pricing starting at £1 per hour or roughly £5 for a weekly pass, programmes like West Midlands Cycle Hire make renting bikes to students affordable.

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Birmingham is not just the city that offers a quality of education, but it is also known for its outstanding tourist attractions. Students travelling from different parts of the world will get to experience different cultures and diversity in Birmingham. Students will get plenty of opportunities to explore this beautiful city, which will also help them in their professional journey. One can explore these places from their student accommodation in Birmingham UK. Students can visit Cadbury World for a fun-packed day.

Birmingham is a popular study-abroad destination reputed for its thriving student life. You can always find something to occupy you in Birmingham, from its buzzing nightlife to its diversified culinary scene. Experience the city's flourishing music and arts scene. Savour exquisite street food at the Digbeth Dining Club, and cheer on your favourite team at a live sports event! Students seeking life-changing adventures are sure to make unforgettable memories. Birmingham will surely leave you wanting more!

The Balti Triangle, located just south of the downtown area, has the city's highest concentration of Balti houses and serves the best curries in the UK. Because Birmingham is considered the birthplace of the Balti curry, many of these restaurants are among the best in the country. It's authentic Indian cuisine at its finest. If you're not in the mood for Indian food, there are many Chinese eateries and smorgasbords to browse in the Chinese Quarter - however, it can be expensive. Digbeth Dining Club, winner of the Best Street Food Event at a new emphasis of the British Street Food Awards, is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and is home to a diverse blend of road food and world cooking outlets.

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3. Birmingham City University

4. Ed Language School

5. University College Birmingham

6. ACM Birmingham

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