The geographical heart of England, Birmingham began life as a sixth- century Anglo-Saxon village. Today, much of this city of over a million dates back to post-WWII redevelopment in the 1950s and 60s. Cutting edge museums and galleries, innovative theatres and excellent shopping have contributed to Birmingham's appeal as a weekend break destination. Don't miss the Balti Triangle, home to the Pakistani food in the UK, the shopping bars and cafes of Gas Street Basin, or the National Sea Life Centre.

Places of Interest

How about a visit to our own chocolate factory, Cadbury World, where the world-famous chocolate is made, a thrilling adventure in a Land Rover off-road driving experience or a visit to the Black Country Living Museum, one of the filming locations for Birmingham based Peaky Blinders. Free trips also include the Sir Edward Elgar Trail, Sutton Park, Cannon Hill Park and Birminghams IKON Gallery.

What’s nearby
  • Ikon Gallery
  • Broad Street
  • Gas Street Basin
  • Brindleyplace
  • Symphony Hall
  • The Crescent Theatre
  • Birmingham Repertory Theatre
  • Library of Birmingham
  • Arena Birmingham
  • The Cube
Popular restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Pushkar
  • Tapas Revolution
  • MyLahore
  • Grand Central Kitchen Birmingham
  • Shere Khan

    Top attractions

  • Coffin Works
  • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
  • Bullring Shopping Centre
  • Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
  • Winterbourne House and Garden
  • Villa Park
  • StarCity
  • Cadbury World
  • Belfry Golf Club
Closest airports
  • Birmingham Airport
  • East Midlands Airport
  • Gloucestershire Airport


A view of one of the squares in Birmingham

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