Birmingham might be the UK’s second city but there’s nothing second rate about it. Chic shops and fascinating heritage? Check. Buzzing nightlife and contemporary culture? Check. Multicultural with a thriving industry? Check. Still not convinced? Come stay at one of our Birmingham hotels, and we bet you’ll be charmed by Brum’s big-city culture faster than you can say Cadbury Bournville. We’ve created this handy local guide to help you make the most of your stay.
Hotels in Birmingham
Birmingham City - Aston
Birmingham City Centre Bridge Street
Birmingham City Centre (Waterloo Street)
Birmingham City Centre (New St Station)
Birmingham City Centre Broad Street
Birmingham South (Hall Green)
Birmingham Central (Hagley Road)
Solihull Town Centre
Birmingham (Great Barr/M6 J7)
Birmingham North (Sutton Coldfield)
Birmingham Oldbury (M5, Jct2)
Birmingham South (Rubery)
What to do in Birmingham
Cadbury World is a chocolate lover’s dream. Get interactive and learn about chocolate’s discovery, the iconic Cadbury packaging, those unforgettable adverts and much more. The world’s biggest Cadbury shop is the grand finale.
Featuring over 160 shops from Selfridges and Whistles to the Apple Store and All Saints, you’ll want for nothing once you’ve spent some time - and presumably a fair bit of money - inside this architectural wonder.
If you’re in the market for some luxury and designer goodies, make a beeline for The Mailbox. Here you’ll find Harvey Nichols, Emporio Armani alongside some snazzy places to eat, drink and get pampered.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Be amazed by artefacts from the most fascinating of ancient cultures, travel back in time to chaotic 18th-century Birmingham, admire Pre-Raphaelite beauties and marvel at the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found.
In the 19th-century, 75% of everything written in the world was done so with a pen from Birmingham. Which, in case you were wondering, explains why there’s a pen museum in Birmingham. Take part in a calligraphy session, make your own pen nib or check out the fine writing instruments on display.
Wonderful World of Trains & Plains
Travel the world, fly a Boeing 747 over Vegas, test your slot car skills and add to your Hornby collection at Birmingham’s world of miniature transport.
Getting Around Birmingham
When it comes to getting around, Birmingham’s public transport network is top-notch - great to know if you’re in town on business. State-of the-art trams connect Birmingham to Wolverhampton via West Bromwich as well as linking up various areas of the city. Birmingham Airport is easy to get to (it’s about 6 miles from the city centre). New Street train station has direct lines to most of the UK’s main cities, and Snow Hill and Moor Street stations serve local and national destinations - including London. What’s more, New Street and Snow Hill are only a five-minute walk from the Colmore Business District, so if you’re looking for Birmingham business hotels, staying at a Premier Inn will put you close to where you need to be.