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The Mailbox

An array of aspirational stores, designer label and luxurious spas, make the Mailbox the most exclusive shopping destination in Birmingham.

History

Built on the location of a railway goods yard, the Mailbox was originally the site of the Royal Mail's main sorting office for Birmingham (hence its name). A £150 million redevelopment later, and the Mailbox as we know it was opened in 2000.

The six floor building was immediately filled with the latest men’s and women’s designer fashions, exclusive eateries and buzzing bars. Now home to the BBC, you can watch live radio and television recordings in the all-access public foyer.

Getting there

Whether you’re coming by bus, train, car or even boat, it’s easy to find your way to the Mailbox.

Getting there by air

Fancy shopping straight after you land? Jump on a train from Birmingham International to New Street Station and you’ll be enjoying a bit of retail therapy within 20 minutes.

Getting there by canal

Why not take a water tour to the Mailbox? Situated on the edge of the Birmingham Canal Network, you can take in the sights by boat before exploring what’s on offer in the shops.

Top tip

From complimentary parking to store discounts, don’t forget to check the Mailbox’s website for the latest promotions. 

Getting around the Mailbox

Packed to the brim with luxury shopping, dining and pampering, you’ll have no trouble finding your way to shopping heaven in the Mailbox.

Layout

Covering 300 metres from front to back and reaching six floors in total, the Mailbox contains a mixture of shops, salons, spas, restaurants and bars, as well as a cinema. Although there are a number of routes into the centre, for a dramatic entrance take the Royal Mail Street steps into Harvey Nichols.

Disabled access

The Mailbox is fully accessible to disabled visitors, with access to all floors available via lifts, accessible spaces in the car park and disabled toilets. If you need any help, there’s a team of Guest Hosts on hand every day to offer assistance. 

Eating and drinking

With all this shopping, you’re bound to have worked up an appetite.

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Inside the Mailbox

The Mailbox has a whole host of options for eating and drinking, but if you’re in the mood for something special jump in the lift to Marco Pierre White. This restaurant has spectacular 360 degree panoramic views over the city, as well as fantastic food.

Canals in Birmingham

The canal

Passing right behind the Mailbox, the canal is the perfect spot to relax after a bit of shopping. Choose from cosmopolitan canalside restaurants or café bars all with a stunning view of the waterways. 

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.