Find out what you can expect to see on your visit, including the UK's best department stores, favourite restaurants, and more.
This is the star attraction, and there are over 160 shops to choose from in the Bullring and nearby Grand Central. This is one of only four places in the UK where you'll find the department store Selfridges. It offers an astonishing selection of fashion and more across multiple floors, from high street to designer labels. Numerous high street brands and designer labels, as well as beauty shops, are among other store you can expect to find.
Head to familiar chain restaurants including Carluccio's and Nando's, or specialised eateries like Comptoir Libanais and Tapas Revolution. This is a great place to stop for lunch, whatever you fancy on your visit to Birmingham. Grab a refreshing drink from Fuel Juice Bar, or Mee Cha for bubble tea. Alternatively, indulge in a cocktail at Browns or Frizzenti.
The Bullring hosts interesting events throughout the year. Showcases of artisanal and lesser-known brands, such as food and perfumes, are among the goings-on you can check out. There are also entertainment events and a children's play area where the kids can let off some steam when out and about in town.
Located right in the middle of Birmingham, you'll be very well placed for entertainment and sightseeing when you stay here.
Right by the Bullring is the city's Chinatown, where you can enjoy great food in a vibrant and colourful area. Be sure to head here to the neighbourhood if you're in town around Chinese New Year, although it's great for shopping and dining in any season.
This is one of the city's most popular music venues, where everyone from classic rock bands to the latest pop acts perform. Check the listings for your trip to Birmingham, and you'll easily be able to stroll back to your hotel after the show.
This is a fantastic destination for visitors of all ages, where you can learn about everything from robotics to outer space. Indeed, the Planetarium is one of the best in the country, hosting shows and talks about hot topics in the world of space travel and astronomy.