Aston University

Things to do in Birmingham | Aston University

Riding high in the polls when it comes to the best teaching in the country, Aston offers industry expertise, innovative approaches and a great student life. Previously Birmingham Central Technical College, the university now specialises in engineering, science and medicine, but also has a great reputation on the sports field. Located in the heart of Birmingham city centre and set in 60 acres, complete with lake, fountain and sculptures, at this university you’ve definitely got plenty of space to work, relax and play. And if you don’t want to be too far from the action at Aston, you’ll find a Premier Inn ready and waiting to get your stay at the university off to a great start.

Aston University

Aston University

Eating and drinking

With plenty of places to eat and drink on and off campus, you won’t be hungry during your stay at Aston University.

Looking for an energy boost to get your visit off to a great start? Head to CaféLibro for cold sandwiches, hot paninis and that all important caffeine hit. If you’re looking for a wider selection of eats and treats, then the Tierra Food Court is the place for you. With everything from a full English breakfast to a lunchtime lasagne under one roof, you’ll find something to tickle your taste buds.

If you’re exploring the area around the campus you’ll find everything from fast food to fine teas. Celebz is an American-style diner with burgers, desserts and shakes. Head to Annexe to find a nostalgic vintage café offering modern European dishes and themed evenings. For tasty tea and cake, Boston Tea Party has plenty of choice waiting for you.

Getting to Aston University

Aston University’s city centre campus has plenty of transport options.

By car
If you’re travelling by car, head to the visitor’s car park (Car park 5) just off Holt Street. Parking here costs £5.00 per day.

By bus
Located in the heart of the city, you’ll have a choice of bus routes to get to the Aston University campus. You can plan your journey at the Travel West Midlands website.

By train
Birmingham New Street Station is the nearest station to Aston University. From here it’s just a short 15 minute walk through the main shopping areas of the city to campus.

Looking for a hotel in Birmingham?

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