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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See a great British institution, up close and personal

See a great British institution, up close and personal

Visit the Beeb's home in Birmingham, and see how some of its best shows are made.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Choose from 30 cuisines on a Birmingham foodie break

Choose from 30 cuisines on a Birmingham foodie break

With 4 Michelin star restaurants and nearly 30 cuisines throughout the city, you will never be stuck for food choices in Birmingham.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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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

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Fall in love (all over again) at Malmaison Birmingham

Fall in love (all over again) at Malmaison Birmingham

Topping the list as England’s fastest growing Valentine’s Day destination, where better to rekindle a romance than in Birmingham?

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Have a spicy feast in Birmingham

Have a spicy feast in Birmingham

Make the most of a trip to Birmingham and pack days with historic tours, stylish shopping and fun family attractions.

Location: Birmingham

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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

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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

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Watch films in style at The Electric Birmingham

Watch films in style at The Electric Birmingham

You can lounge on a sofa with a drink in hand at the oldest working cinema in the UK.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Visit Birmingham's famous Christmas market

Visit Birmingham's famous Christmas market

Have a Teutonic shopping experience, and don't miss the Glüwein!

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Enter a real life chocolate factory at Cadbury World

Enter a real life chocolate factory at Cadbury World

The next best thing to visiting the fictional Charlie’s Chocolate Factory is the real thing at Cadbury World.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Experience an on-stage extravaganza at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Experience an on-stage extravaganza at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Plan a theatre trip to Birmingham and enjoy classic performances by the famous Birmingham Royal Ballet, comedy, drama, opera and fun-filled musicals.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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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

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Enjoy the theatrical to the symphonic

Enjoy the theatrical to the symphonic

Make a beeline for England’s second city this autumn for a city break of world-renowned arts - from ballet and theatre to orchestral magnificence.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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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

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Celebrate the world of photography at Capture

Celebrate the world of photography at Capture

See the world of photography through a series of exhibitions, photo walks and workshops at Capture Birmingham.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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See the dance world's freshest acts onstage in Birmingham

See the dance world's freshest acts onstage in Birmingham

Every dance taste imaginable is catered for at Birmingham's showcase festival.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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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

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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

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Visit Europe's largest library

Visit Europe's largest library

The Library of Birmingham houses a million printed volumes, the largest number held by any public library in the UK.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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See Birmingham’s colours come to life

See Birmingham’s colours come to life

The centre of Birmingham’s vibrant creative quarter will be all the colours of the rainbow for the 2016 City Of Colours Festival.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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