Birmingham City 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. Check out our guide to the best entertainment, shopping and events the city has to offer. 

Music and comedy

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

Shopping

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, festivals and exhibitions in the country.

Sport

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 always forward thinking, Birmingham is packed with historical sights, innovative architecture, and family-friendly fun. Take a tour around Birmingham’s top sights and attractions with our guide.

Museums and galleries

From old masters to modern classics, Birmingham’s museums and galleries are packed with historical and contemporary gems.

Parks and landmarks

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

Attractions

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. The choice is yours!

Birmingham universities

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 & 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 & 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. Get the lowdown on what’s where.

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 Birmingham’s city centre, leafy suburbs or beautiful surrounding countryside, we have lots of hotels to choose from. If you need to be right on the doorstep, we have hotels next to Birmingham Airport and New Street Station, as well as the NEC, Barclaycard Arena and the Bullring.