Birmingham

Travel Guide
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$311 per night from 22 Dec to 23 Dec
HK$311
per night
22 Dec - 23 Dec
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! (1,002 reviews)
"It was a comfortable stay. However, the room would be improved by the addition of a comfortable chair. The plastic stool provided or the edge of the bed are not adequate."

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2022

ibis budget Birmingham Centre
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
4 out of 5
2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, England, B1 2JZ
The price is HK$988 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec
HK$988
per night
11 Dec - 12 Dec
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Birmingham. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,003 reviews)
Nice hotel but expensive breakfast
"Lovely hotel near the Mailbox and a short walk from New Street station and restaurants and bars. Room was in a great condition. Quiet. Nice pool and steam room / sauna. The only downside was a very expensive breakfast @ £26.00 each - which is a little crazy!"

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2022

Hyatt Regency Birmingham
Malmaison Birmingham
Malmaison Birmingham
4 out of 5
1 Wharfside, Birmingham, England, B1 2JR
The price is HK$709 per night from 22 Dec to 23 Dec
HK$709
per night
22 Dec - 23 Dec
Stay at this 4-star boutique hotel in Birmingham. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the bar and the clean rooms in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,003 reviews)
Pleasant stay
"Enjoyed my short stay , friendly staff and helpful , restaurants all near the hotel walking distance, room comfortable and warm ,"

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2022

Malmaison 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.
Aparthotel Adagio Birmingham City Centre
Aparthotel Adagio Birmingham City Centre
4 out of 5
131 Digbeth, Birmingham, England, B5 6DR
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! (831 reviews)
Recent stay Nov 2022
"Excellent little apartment- everything you need for a short stay - was only me so not sure how it’s work for 2 people - really lovely though and staff super helpful"

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2022

Aparthotel Adagio Birmingham City Centre
Staying Cool at  Rotunda
Staying Cool at Rotunda
4 out of 5
Rotunda, 150 New Street, Birmingham, England, B2 4PA
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! (463 reviews)
"Great, central location, giving you easy access to anything you may want to do or see in central Birmingham. Check in process was quick and easy, and views impressive (our room was on the 17th floor)."

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2022

Staying Cool at Rotunda
PREMIER SUITES Birmingham
PREMIER SUITES Birmingham
4 out of 5
Dean House 38 Upper Dean Street, Birmingham, England, B5 4SG
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Birmingham. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (195 reviews)
"Lovely apartment, spotless and everything we needed"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2022

PREMIER SUITES 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.

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