Birmingham

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Victoria Square featuring a city, heritage architecture and flowers
The second-largest city in the U.K. is known for its museums and shopping, canals, food and music.

Located in central England, Birmingham attracts visitors with its concert venues and shopping districts, art exhibitions, curry restaurants and chocolate factory. The city was at the heart of the industrial revolution in the 1700s and 1800s, with many advancements in technology and science developed in the city’s factories. Today, Birmingham is the second largest city in the United Kingdom. Getting around is made easy by an efficient public transport system of trains and buses. Explore the city’s canals – left over from the Industrial Revolution – by boat tour.

Victoria Square is the focal point of the city many major attractions are within walking distance. Find Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Shop for high-end clothing at The Mailbox, and admire the 18th-century architecture of Birmingham Cathedral.

Learn about the impact of the Industrial Revolution at Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum. There are interactive activities for younger visitors, including a giant hamster wheel and square-wheeled wagon.

Go to the Jewellery Quarter, just west of the city center, to learn about a centuries-old industry and shop for handcrafted pieces. Head south of the center to find chains stores and independent boutiques at the Bullring Shopping Centre.  

Birmingham’s music scene comes to life during the summer months. Enjoy free concerts during the Birmingham Jazz Festival. Listen to orchestras and world-famous musicians at Symphony Hall, a venue that hosts hundreds of events throughout the year.

Take time to explore around 8,000 acres (3,237 hectares) of public green spaces. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate the golf courses and boating lakes at Sutton Park, north of the city center. To the south, at Sarehole Mill, you can walk in the footsteps of J.R.R. Tolkien. Both are a short train ride from the city center.

Don’t miss out on Birmingham’s culinary scene, influenced by African, Caribbean, Chinese and Indian cultures. Visit the Curry Mile in the south of the city, so called for its large concentration of Indian restaurants, and get a chocolate hit during the tasting sessions at Cadbury World.

Where to stay in Birmingham

ibis budget Birmingham Centre
ibis budget Birmingham Centre
2.5 out of 5
1 Great Colmore Street, Birmingham, England, B15 2AP
The price is HK$269 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Birmingham. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,005 reviews)
Better than more expensive hotels!
"The only budget thing about this hotel is the room size, which isn’t a problem when you are out doing things. Spotlessly clean, welcoming, helpful, nice gestures like a goodie bag. Room serviced daily, which we don’t see in expensive hotels. Breakfast was fine, but better the second day as there ..."

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2022

ibis budget Birmingham Centre
Genting Hotel
Genting Hotel
4 out of 5
Pendigo Way, Birmingham, England, B40 1PU
The price is HK$806 per night from 10 Aug to 11 Aug
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Birmingham. Enjoy free WiFi, 18 restaurants and a casino. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)
"Very happy with choice"

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2022

Genting Hotel
pentahotel Birmingham
pentahotel Birmingham
4 out of 5
Ernest Street, Holloway Head, Birmingham, England, B1 1NS
The price is HK$499 per night from 18 Aug to 19 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Birmingham. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
"We stayed at the hotel for a night while attending the Commonwealth Games. We parked at the hotel in the underground car park, it was £16 for the stay. There are a number of NCP car parks near by but this felt much more secure. Reception were really friendly and kind on each occasion we spoke to ..."

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2022

pentahotel Birmingham
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Staycity Aparthotels Birmingham Central Newhall Square
Staycity Aparthotels Birmingham Central Newhall Square
3.5 out of 5
88 Charlotte Street, Birmingham, England, B3 1PW
The price is HK$498 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Birmingham. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (742 reviews)
"Overall was fine - only downside the bathroom floor was not very clean and the door to bathroom had seen better days! Nice staff on reception and overall nice place so would stay again"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2022

Staycity Aparthotels Birmingham Central Newhall Square
Staying Cool at  Rotunda
Staying Cool at Rotunda
4 out of 5
Rotunda, 150 New Street, Birmingham, England, B2 4PA
The price is HK$899 per night from 14 Aug to 15 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Birmingham. Enjoy free WiFi, a snack bar/deli and dry cleaning or laundry services. Our guests praise the ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (443 reviews)
"We had a issue with first apartment and the matter was addressed, ensuring we were satisfied; we were given another apartment without hesitation l, and it was excellent. I'm very thankful because it made our stay lovely and worthwhile. As usual the reception staff can be rated as being excellent ..."

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2022

Staying Cool at Rotunda
Aparthotel Adagio Birmingham City Centre
Aparthotel Adagio Birmingham City Centre
4 out of 5
131 Digbeth, Birmingham, England, B5 6DR
The price is HK$537 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Birmingham. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (806 reviews)
Wonderful Stay Am Glad I experienced
"I just loved this Apart-Hotel. Everything was fantastic except that my shower arrangement was not functional - Bath tub with those half glass enclosures. Still end up getting a lot of water onto the floor while bathing and almost slipped twice. Who needs a bath tub these days anyway. The other apartment ..."

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2022

Aparthotel Adagio Birmingham City Centre
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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