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How to Spend a Perfect Day in Birmingham

Birmingham is one of the UK’s many vibrant cities, with a proudly diverse population and varied culture as a result. If you’re planning a UK weekend away, consider Birmingham for its array of exciting attractions, generous retail, brilliant restaurants, and always buzzing nightlife.

The best shopping in Birmingham

Whether you’re on the lookout for the latest fashions or searching for a unique gift, there are plenty of shops to keep you busy in Birmingham.
Bullring and Grand Central is a shopper’s paradise and the number one shopping destination in Birmingham. It’s situated close to New Street Station, which means it’s easy to get to by train or from elsewhere in the city. Popular shops include John Lewis, All Saints, Disney Store, Hobbs, Next, and Ted Baker. There are over 200 shops split across the Bullring and neighbouring Grand Central, as well as plenty of stylish cafés, restaurants, and bars, making it the perfect one-stop destination for a shopping day.
If you’re travelling to Birmingham from out of town, choose a hotel near Birmingham Bullring for a convenient trip from start to finish.
Looking for something more unique? Birmingham’s independent shopping scene is on the up and up, with glittering arcades and pop-up stores scattered around the city. Look out for the Great Western Arcade, which boasts impressive architecture and a choice of exciting shops.

Where to eat and drink

With so many traditional and creative eateries in Birmingham, you’re in for a treat whatever you prefer. Head out to one of the city’s six Michelin starred restaurants, discover a hard-working independent spot, or visit the iconic Balti Triangle, Birmingham’s centre of Asian cuisine.
The best restaurants in Birmingham include:

What to see and do in Birmingham

There’s plenty to see and do in Birmingham, whether you’re visiting with the whole family in tow or you’re planning a romantic escape. From theatre and cinema to live music and dancing, you’re sure to be spoiled for choice.
Visit the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery or Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum and learn a little something on your trip. Family day out? Try Cadbury World or the National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham for an experience nobody will forget.
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