Birmingham's Bullring, books and boutiques

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Get ahead of the Rugby World Cup crowds and browse the rails of the best English designers in The Bullring. The futuristic building, housing Selfridges and a multitude of shops, bars and restaurants, is covered with 15,000 aluminium discs which glow neon-bright in the evenings.  Take a selfie next to the iconic golden Bullring ‘bull’, one of the most photographed landmarks in England! 

Visit the glittering multi-award winning Library of Birmingham. There is a constant programme of events, exhibitions and classes and one of the world’s best Shakespeare collections. Relax on the secluded garden terraces and take in spectacular views of the city and surrounding countryside from the rooftop.

Not far from the library you will find the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Explore 40 galleries including the world’s largest public Pre-Raphaelite collection and the magnificent ‘Staffordshire Hoard’ of gold and silver Anglo-Saxon metalwork worth £3.28 million. 

Stay in one of Birmingham’s many luxury hotels such as Hotel La Tour. Get in the spirit of things with a pre-dinner aperitif at Alvar with cocktails inspired by the city. Tuck into seasonal ingredients cooked in the La Tour Grill. Celebrate a special occasion with dinner at the chef’s table.

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