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Birmingham Bullring

With a great mix of department stores and high street favourites, you’ll find everything you need for the perfect shopping experience in this mall. Are you ready to enter the Bullring?

The Birmingham Bull Ring
Birmingham bull statue in The Bull Ring


The Bullring has been at the centre of Birmingham’s commercial district since the first market was held on this spot in the Middle Ages. In the 1960s a shopping centre was built here but didn’t prove popular and discussion of its redevelopment started almost immediately.

In 2003 the Bullring as we know it was reopened and the visitors and awards have been rolling in ever since. The iconic Selfridges store, which was inspired by a Paco Rabanne sequinned dress, has won no less than eight architecture awards. With artwork, including the famous bronze bull, and events, such as student sessions, the Bullring is so much more than just a shopping destination.

Getting there

Situated in the Southside area of Birmingham, the Bullring offers plenty of transport options. If you're flying in, it’s a short 10-minute train journey from Birmingham International Railway Station to New Street Station.

Getting around the centre

With 36.5 million visitors each year, the Bullring has been designed to ensure everyone can get around without a worry.

The Bullring is made up of two main buildings, the East and West Malls, which are connected by an underground passage lined with shops. You can enter the mall from a number of directions with entrances/exits on New Street, High Street, Spiceal Street and Moor Street. Once inside you’ll find a choice of eateries and other facilities on all the levels. 

With disabled parking, access to all levels via lifts, ramps and automatic doors, and a number of disabled toilets, everyone will find getting around the Bullring easy.

Eating and drinking

Want to shop ‘til you drop? There are plenty of places to take a break in the Bullring and the surrounding area.

A cup of coffee

Inside the Bullring

Once you’re all shopped out, why not head to one of the Bullring’s 25 restaurants to refuel? From cafés and takeaways to restaurants and bars, you’ll find something to tickle your taste buds and get you ready to head back into the shops or out into Birmingham.

Chinese Food


Situated in Birmingham’s buzzing Southside, why not head out of the Bullring for a bite to eat? From Chinatown to the Gay Village, this area is full of restaurants and bars. So whether you want a big banquet or quick drink you’ll find the perfect spot in Southside.

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.