Birmingham City University

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Located in the heart of buzzing Birmingham, it’s no wonder that over 20,000 students from over 80 countries arrive at City University every year. Previously known as Birmingham Polytechnic, these days City University is spread across three locations. Head to the City Centre campus for the Curzon, Millennium Point and Parkside buildings set amongst parkland and canal paths, the North campus in Perry Barr for excellent sporting facilities and the South campus in Edgbaston for a state of the art teaching hospital. From literary stars like Jim Crace to TV personalities like Zoe Ball, follow in the footsteps of famous alumni as you explore the city campus student life. And whether you’re checking out an open day or visiting a student, you’ll find a Premier Inn ready and waiting to get your stay at the university off to a great start.

Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University


Eating and drinking

Grab a bite on campus or head out on a culinary adventure in the city centre - you’re spoilt for culinary choices at this university.

Birmingham City University’s campus has plenty of places to eat and drink. For a big breakfast or light lunch, head to Lounge in the City South Campus. A fully restored Victorian pub, the Eagle and Ball is the home to the student union and offers menu pizzas, chicken wings and sandwiches.

From international cuisine to traditional pubs, you’ll have no trouble finding somewhere to eat in Birmingham city centre. Near the University campus you can explore the taste of West Africa at Debulge Kitchen, try a Balti at Suriya or head to the New Soho Tavern for a pint or two.


Getting to Birmingham City University

Based in the city centre, Birmingham City University has excellent transport links to help students and visitors get to and from campus.

By car
Based in the city centre, the University does not offer parking on campus. However, you’ll find the Millennium Point Multi Storey Car Park a short 5 minute walk from the Curzon Street campus.

By bus
You’ll have your choice of bus routes to take you to Curzon Street. Hop on the 51, 952, 907, 33, 934, 935 or 997 and you’ll be on campus in no time.

By train
If you’re travelling by train to the University there are a number of stations in the city centre. The Curzon Street campus is a 20-minute walk from New Street, 15 minutes from Snow Hill and 10 minutes from New Street.


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 conference venues the NECBarclaycard Arena and The Bullring for retail therapy.