Birmingham Guide

With cutting edge galleries, iconic buildings and world class sporting events, not to mention superb shopping and a great nightlife, Birmingham really is the beating heart of the UK. Not sure where to stay, shop, eat, drink or dance? This handy guide will help you plan, book and get around Birmingham. And whether you’re at the Mailbox or in Moseley, there’ll be a friendly team waiting to look after you at a Premier Inn hotel.

What's on

From summer sports to Christmas markets, you’ll find plenty to see and do all year around in buzzing Birmingham.

Music and comedy

A vibrant and varied music and dance scene means Birmingham’s entertainment highlights have something for everyone.


With designer stores, high street favourites and a unique local jewellery quarter, Birmingham is a shopaholic’s paradise.

Events and festivals

Birmingham’s cultural calendar is full to the brim with some of the biggest events, conferences and exhibitions in the country.


From international athletics to test cricket, Birmingham’s world-class sporting venues put you at the heart of the action. 

Things to do

Steeped in industrial heritage but forward thinking, Birmingham is packed with historical sights, innovative architecture, and family-friendly fun.


From old masters to modern classics, the museums and galleries of Birmingham are packed with an array of historical and contemporary gems.


Whether you want to roam or sit back and relax, you’ll find an array of dramatic designs and amazing architecture in and around Birmingham. 


Indulge your sweet tooth on a chocolate factory tour or turn back time in a Jacobean stately home. Dive into the world of sea life or explore a botanical oasis.


With top universities, welcoming locals and some of the best student nights in the country, it’s no wonder 65,000 people choose to study in Birmingham each year.

Eating, drinking and nightlife

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a five-star feast; chic cocktails or dancing ‘til dawn, you’ll find everything you could dream of and more in Birmingham. Get the lowdown on the best cafés, restaurants, bars and dance floors that are waiting for you.

Eating out

With over 200 restaurants in the city centre, covering cuisine from all across the globe, it’s time to get ready for a culinary adventure.

Drinking and nightlife

A vibrant mix of traditional pubs, stylish bars and the hottest nightspots means Birmingham is ready and raring to get the party started.

Plan your visit

Whether you want to use trains, trams, buses, or even head out on foot, you’ll find Birmingham easy to explore. Get your stay off to the right start with our guide to the different areas of the city and how to get around them.

Getting around

A great choice of public transport means you’ll find getting around Birmingham quick and easy.

Where to stay

From the city centre to the leafy suburbs, there’s more to Birmingham than you think.

Getting to Birmingham from the airport

Flying into Birmingham Airport?
Our guide to taxis, trains and buses will help you get into the city and checking into your Premier Inn before you know it.

Looking for a hotel in Birmingham?

Whether you want to stay in the city centre, leafy suburbs or beautiful surrounding countryside, we have lots of Premier Inn hotels in Birmingham to choose from. Whether you're staying in Birmingham for business, or pleasure, you'll also find hotels next to the major travel hubs like Birmingham Airport and Birmingham New Street Station, as well as conference venues the NEC, Barclaycard Arena and The Bullring for retail therapy.