Birmingham

You know when you’ve arrived in Birmingham. England’s second biggest city is defined by its swirling ring roads and streets lined with Victorian redbrick houses. Packed to the brim with heritage museums, mega arenas and space-age stores, you’ll leave Birmingham with full-to-bursting bags and purse strings stretched to the max. And after a hard day shopping and enjoying the arts scene, take a walk down the Curry Mile or treat yourself to the finest Michelin-starred restaurants that the city can offer. Barges drift down this West Midlands city's sleepy canals reminding you of a busy industrial past, while cycle routes lead to greener vales and country parks.

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You know when you’ve arrived in Birmingham. England’s second biggest city is defined by its swirling ring roads and streets lined with Victorian redbrick houses. Packed to the brim with heritage museums, mega arenas and space-age stores, you’ll leave Birmingham with full-to-bursting bags and purse strings stretched to the max. And after a hard day shopping and enjoying the arts scene, take a walk down the Curry Mile or treat yourself to the finest Michelin-starred restaurants that the city can offer. Barges drift down this West Midlands city's sleepy canals reminding you of a busy industrial past, while cycle routes lead to greener vales and country parks.

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Get clued up on healthy cooking at Harborne Food School

Get clued up on healthy cooking at Harborne Food School

Learn how to cook healthy, sustainable food at Birmingham’s newest food school.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
Discover green Birmingham

Discover green Birmingham

Birmingham has more than 8,000 acres of award-winning green spaces and parks – more than any other European city.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
Head to Birmingham for a summer of festivals

Head to Birmingham for a summer of festivals

This summer the streets, parks, bars and squares of Birmingham will be filled with melody as the city plays host to some fantastic music festivals.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
Golf, off-roading and long boating in Birmingham

Golf, off-roading and long boating in Birmingham

From a round of golf to a Land Rover off-road experience, Birmingham will keep you busy whatever you fancy and whoever you’re with.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
Enjoy a weekend of free outdoor arts across Birmingham

Enjoy a weekend of free outdoor arts across Birmingham

Head to the Birmingham Weekender this September, where the city centre will be bought to life with music, dance, theatre, art, literature, food and fashion.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
May events: Stay glued to the screen with Flatpack Festival

May events: Stay glued to the screen with Flatpack Festival

Flatpack is a film event like no other; celebrate the wonders of film and TV in cultural venues across the whole of Birmingham every April.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
A shopping weekend in Birmingham

A shopping weekend in Birmingham

Enjoy great shopping and cutting edge art on a break to this buzzing city.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
Enjoy free culture in Birmingham

Enjoy free culture in Birmingham

Discover how arty Birmingham is, from the world’s largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite works to a creative hub packed with new artists.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
Meet the new arrivals in Birmingham

Meet the new arrivals in Birmingham

There are bundles of new baby animals to make the acquaintance of from all corners of the globe at Sea Life UK Birmingham and Dudley Zoological Gardens.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
Birmingham's Bullring, books and boutiques

Birmingham's Bullring, books and boutiques

Enjoy contemporary architectural and cultural gems as well as its shopping and nightlife.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
Visit world-renowned artefacts on a budget break in Birmingham

Visit world-renowned artefacts on a budget break in Birmingham

Being on a budget break in Birmingham isn't a problem at all as there’s so much to see and do for free.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
Live it up in Birmingham’s refurbished Mailbox

Live it up in Birmingham’s refurbished Mailbox

If you’re after an indulgent escape, look no further than Birmingham, and more specifically the Mailbox.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
Discover where the 18th century’s greatest minds would meet

Discover where the 18th century’s greatest minds would meet

This lavish Georgian house in Birmingham was once the home of the industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton, leading member of the Lunar Society.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
Uncover hidden treasures in the historic Jewellery Quarter

Uncover hidden treasures in the historic Jewellery Quarter

Explore this creative industrial hub in Birmingham and admire Georgian and Victorian architecture.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
Art, architecture and revolution in Birmingham

Art, architecture and revolution in Birmingham

Discover the 18th century’s greatest minds, admire baroque architecture and gaze at the world’s largest collection of pre-Raphaelite art.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
Enjoy a 360-degree Champagne view of Birmingham

Enjoy a 360-degree Champagne view of Birmingham

Luxury and fizz, at the top an icon of Birmingham's exciting modernity.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
October events: Laugh out loud at Birmingham Comedy Festival

October events: Laugh out loud at Birmingham Comedy Festival

Watch stand-up performances from some of the world’s top comedians, then learn the tricks of the trade for yourself.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
Create your own fine dining experience at Simpsons

Create your own fine dining experience at Simpsons

Fancy yourself as a bit of an amateur chef? Swap places with the chef and make the food yourself.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
Don your chef’s hat at Birmingham’s Michelin-starred eateries

Don your chef’s hat at Birmingham’s Michelin-starred eateries

At the elegant Simpsons restaurant you’ll do more than enjoy a tranquil lunch. You’ll be swapping places with the chef and making the food yourself.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
Celebrate The Bard in Birmingham

Celebrate The Bard in Birmingham

This year some of Birmingham’s most esteemed institutions will mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with the ‘Our Shakespeare’ season.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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