Book flights to Birmingham. Whether you’re looking for a fantastic weekend in a fun city, or an outdoor adventure in the beautiful Peak District, the perfect getaway is yours when you fly to Birmingham. Birmingham is an absolutely buzzing spot that’s really come into its own in recent years. The city has more miles of canal than Venice, it’s the birthplace of Ozzy Osbourne, and its surroundings are so lovely they inspired JRR Tolkien to write Lord of the Rings! Book flights to Birmingham and find out what this wonderful corner of England has in store for you!
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With world-class galleries, interesting museums and outstanding heritage attractions you will find yourself busy. Birmingham offers something for every taste and every age. All you need to do is to start exploring the city and get inspired.
Selfridges at The Bullring

This might be a department store, but Future System’s shimmering and organically billowing design for Selfridges has nevertheless become an architectural landmark.

​Address: Bullring​Phone: +44 121 632 1500​Website: http://www.bullring.co.uk
Chamberlain Square

The square is bounded on one side by John Madin’s – in most people’s opinion – ugly library building. At the other end stands the beautiful Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

​Address: Chamberlain Square
Jewellery Quarter

The Jeweller’s Quarter is worth a visit, a vibrant gem with 100´s jewellery retailers and designers. You should also visit the museum on Vyse Street, called Museum of the Jewellery Quarter.

​Address: 75 - 79 Vyse Street​Phone: +44 121 554 3598​Website: http://www.the-quarter.com
Birmingham Town Hall

Designed by Joseph Hansom and inaugurated in 1832. This is the site of the premiere of Mendelssohn’s Elijah. The magnificent building underwent far-reaching renovations in 2007.

​Address: Victoria Square
St. Martin’s

Originally dating from 13th century, the contrast with the futuristic facade of the Bullring shopping centre is extreme, but this does not diminish the value of the church, either visually, historically, or as a meeting place.

​Address: Bullring
Sutton Park

Sutton Park is 9.5 kilometres north of Birmingham and is said to be Europe’s largest urban park. It covers all of 9.7 square kilometres (2,400 acres).

​Address: Park Road, Sutton Coldfield​Phone: +44 1347 810 249
Twycross Zoo

Only 30 minutes from Birmingham you can see more than 1. 000 animals at the Twycross Zoo! Discover different primates, mammals, reptiles, birds and much more. You name it, they got it!

​Address: Burton Road, Atherstone​Phone: +44 844 47 41 777​Website: http://www.twycrosszoo.org
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

This vibrant museum in the heart of the city offers over 40 galleries which are displaying world-class collection of art both from local and international artist. There are over 500,000 objects here.

​Address: Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH​Phone: +44 121 303 2834 ​Website: http://www.bmag.org.uk
The National Sea Life

Explore the amazing sea life and learn more about the animal life, about turtles, sharks, clown fishes, octopus and jellyfishes to name a few. This is a great family attraction with plenty of activities for the children. Do not miss the walkthrough underwater tunnel where you get a closer look of these amazing animals.

​Address: 3 Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HL​Phone: +44 871 423 2110​Website: http://www.visitsealife.com
Cadbury World

This amazing attraction is definitely a must if you love chocolate since it allows you to discover the Cadbury World. It is a very nice place for the whole family with fourteen amazing zones to explore and where you can learn how this lovely confectionery is made and of course you get the chance to do some tasting.

​Address: Linden Road, Birmingham Bournvillie B30 2LU​Phone: +44 844 880 7667 ​Website: http://www.cadburyworld.co.uk
Thinktank Science Museum

At this museum you can discover the world of science, investigate the past and take a peek into the future of technology. In these ten themed galleries with inspiring and interactive fun you will definitely find yourself busy. Do not miss the digital Planetarium and the outdoor Science Garden.

​Address: Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG​Phone: +44 121 202 2222​Website: http://www.thinktank.ac
Go Ape - Wyre Forest

Go Ape is the UK´s number one forest adventure and is a place where you can have fun with friends and family. Enjoy lots of activities like tree-top crossings and wind-in-your-face zip wires. Or why not explore the forest with a Segway?

​Address: Wyre Forest, Callow Hill, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY14 9XQ​Phone: +44 845 643 92 15 ​Website: http://www.goape.co.uk
National Motorcycle Museum

The National Motorcycle Museum is known as the largest motorcycle museum in the world. On display are a large amount of motorcycles from vintage to new. There is also a gift shop and a restaurant if you are felling hungry or thirsty.

​Address: Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 0EJ​Phone: +44 1675 443 311​Website: http://www.nationalmotorcyclemuseum.co.uk
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Take a stroll around this beautiful garden and admire stunning flowers and plants. As you walk through the garden you will encounter some wild life, there are birds and butterflies everywhere. There is also a Tea Room where you can sip a cup of coffee or tea.

​Address: Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TR​Phone: +44 121 454 1860​Website: http://www.birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk
St. Paul's Church

St. Paul's Church was designed by Roger Eykyn and the building started in 1777 and consecrated in 1779. The church is beautifully located on Georgian St Paul's Square. Around the square there are restaurants, bars and cafés where you can enjoy something to eat or drink. This is a nice oasis that should not be missed.

​Address: St. Paul's Square, Hockley, Birmingham B3 1QU​Phone: +44 121 236 7858
It is quite easy to find something good to eat in Birmingham, especially if tasty, creative Indian food is high on your wish list. If you aim for Broad Street, there is a lot to choose from, and excursions to other districts such as the Jewellery Quarter may also be worthwhile.
Bank

Bank is a chic and elegant restaurant and bar located at Brindleyplace. Come here for a lovely meal or enjoy a delicious cocktail at the bar.

​Address: 4 Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2JB​Phone: +44 121 633 4466​Website: http://www.bankrestaurants.com​More info: birmingham.reservations@bankrestaurants.com
Shimla Pinks

Prize-winning Shimla Pinks attracts guests from all over the country. Anybody who misses the restaurant’s Koh-E-Avadh, lamb with ginger and garlic, has definitely only himself to blame.

​Address: 214 Broad Street, Birmingham B15 1AY​Phone: +44 121 633 0366​Website: http://www.shimlapinks.co.uk
Miyako Teppanyaki

Miyako Teppanyaki offers a Japanese menu which is cooked right beside your table by one of the chefs. Indulge yourself with mouth-watering dishes like king prawns and scallops, grilled tuna steak or spicy stir fried lamb.

​Address: Ladywell Walk, Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4ST​Phone: +44 121 622 5183​Website: http://www.miyakoteppanyaki.com
Berlioz Restaurant

Book in advance as Berlioz soon gets fully booked. Grand and traditional as well as tasty and well-cooked American and Continental cuisine. Located in the Macdonald Burlington Hotel.

​Address: Burlington Arcade, 126 New Street, Birmingham B2 4JQ​Phone: +44 844 879 9019​Website: http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk
Annexe

Annexe can be described as sophisticated venue but yet with a relaxing atmosphere. A restaurant where you can eat Italian and French inspired cuisine, served with heart and soul.

​Address: 220 Corporation Street, Birmingham B4 6QB​Phone: +44 121 236 1171 ​Website: http://www.annexe.co
Pushkar

For authentic and fresh Indian food, head over to restaurant Pushkar. The head chef has created an eclectic menu with a mix of contemporary, traditional and original ideas.

​Address: 245 Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HQ​Phone: +44 121 643 7978​Website: http://www.pushkardining.com
The Karczma

Enjoy traditional Polish food in the heart of Birmingham. The restaurant is decorated in the style of an old country cottage with wooden tables and benches. This is a place where you can eat homely, hearty and rustic food which are prepared with quality ingredients.

​Address: Bordesley Street, Birmingham B5 5PH​Phone: +44 121 448 0017​Website: http://www.thekarczma.co.uk​More info: Polish Millennium House
Cucina Rustica

Cucina Rustica serves fine Italian food and located in the heart of Birmingham. This is a restaurant where you can eat authentic Italian food in a relaxing atmosphere. The menu offers mouth-watering dishes like pizza, pasta and meat dishes.

​Address: 24 Ludgate Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 1DX​Phone: +44 121 233 2277​Website: http://www.cucinarustica.co.uk
Topokki

Topokki is an excellent restaurant to experience Korean home cooking cuisine. The friendly and attentive staff serves delicious dishes like Korean dumpling, spicy fried pork and Korean style pancake. This is a modern place with an open kitchen with really special dishes.

​Address: Unit 1c Southside, Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4TD​Phone: +44 121 666 7200​Website: http://www.topokki.co.uk
Carters of Moseley

This is a place well worth a visit if you like classic British food with a modern twist. The chefs prepare the food with the finest ingredients, from Scottish beef to Cornish fish and vegetables from the local farmers. With your tasty food, select a glass of fine wine from the extensive wine list.

​Address: 2c Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 9EZ​Phone: +44 121 449 8885​Website: http://www.cartersofmoseley.co.uk
Suriya

For Indian & Pan Asian cuisine you can visit restaurant Suriya in the heart of Birmingham. The restaurant offers the finest food which are prepared with natural ingredients of high quality. If you are very hungry you have come to the right place - the staff serves generous portions.

​Address: 426 Kingstanding Road, Great Barr, Birmingham B44 9SA​Phone: +44 121 373 2425​Website: http://www.suriyas.co.uk
Simpsons

Simpsons is a French restaurant with a Michelin star and is a great place where you can enjoy high quality food in a romantic and beautiful setting. The attention to detail in the choice of food, ingredients, preparation and service is impeccable at this restaurant.

​Address: 20 Highfield Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3DU​Phone: +44 121 454 3434​Website: http://www.simpsonsrestaurant.co.uk
Anderson's Bar & Grill

This steak house is beautifully located in the picturesque Georgian Square of St Pauls Church. The restaurant is housed in an 18-century cellar which creates a romantic and cosy atmosphere. The chef uses the best quality meat; the beef comes from the award-winning Becks Butchers in Kenilworth.

​Address: 30 Mary Ann Street, St. Paul's Square, Birmingham B3 IRL​Phone: +44 121 200 2515​Website: http://www.andersonsbarandgrill.co.uk
Away2dine - Canal Cruising Restaurant

Looking for a different dining experience? Take a three hour canal cruise around Birmingham and enjoy three-course dinner while admiring the beautiful views. The welcoming staff serves tasty dishes with meat and fish; there is also a good selection of wines.

​Address: 3 Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2JB​Phone: +44 845 644 5244​Website: http://www.away2dine.co.uk
Handmade Burger Co.

In a cosy setting by the canal this restaurant offers more than 40 varieties of handmade burgers which are made from scratch and cooked to order. The chef only uses the finest ingredients to get that perfect taste. You can get good vegetarian burgers too.

​Address: The Water's Edge, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2JB​Phone: +44 121 665 6542​Website: http://www.handmadeburger.co.uk
Finding a cafe to relax in is not hard in Birmingham, you will find everything from international brands to the growing number of family-owned cafés. You will never be far away from a cup of the java.
Druckers Vienna Patisserie

Viennese-inspired Druckers serves excellent, hand-made cakes and buns. You can also come here for a continental breakfast or lunch, serving dishes like grilled paninis, soup and jacket potatoes.

​Address: 100 Great Western Arcade, Birmingham B2 5HU​Phone: +44 121 236 6292​Website: http://www.druckers.co.uk
Floating Coffee Company

The Floating Coffee Company is one of the more unusual cafés aboard a houseboat. Relax and choose from a range of beverages. Very friendly personnel (or say, crew).

​Address: Brindley Place, Broad Street​Phone: +44 121 455 6163​Website: http://www.sherbornewharf.co.uk
The Kitchen Garden Cafe

Welcome to this tranquil oasis in the middle of the busy shopping centre in Kings Heath´s. Enjoy a freshly made salad or a nice cup of coffee.

​Address: 17 York Road, Birmingham B14 7SA​Phone: +44 121 443 4725​Website: http://www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk​More info: info@kitchengardencafe.co.uk
The Coffee Room Cafe Bar

Here you will find a great range of loose leaf teas, lovely coffee and chocolate blends. The Coffee Room is centrally located and makes for an ideal meeting point.

​Address: 70 Hurst Street, B5 4ST Birmingham​Phone: +44 121 605 4343​Website: http://www.thecoffeeroombarbistro.co.uk​More info: info@thecoffeeroombarbistro.co.uk
Boston Tea Party Birmingham

Award-winning café chain located in the heart of Corporation Street, housed in an old building. This ethically family friendly café serves outstanding coffee, tea and homemade cakes.

​Address: 190 Corporation Street, Birmingham B4 6QD​Phone: +44 121 236 2972​Website: http://www.bostonteaparty.co.uk
Birmingham’s nightlife is as famous as it is varied. The range is constantly changing and it is normally best to check out the situation on site, preferably in the city’s clothing and record stores. Here are some places to start with.
Chi

At Chi, mixing cocktails is a serious business. To some it is considered the best bar in Birmingham and situated in the heart of the city. You will also find a night club here playing music like RnB and Hip hop.

​Address: 61 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 3RB​Phone: +44 121 233 3150​Website: http://www.chibar.co.uk
The Briar Rose

The stunning Art Deco interior rescues Briar Rose from falling into the same deep hole as other chain pubs. They offer a very nice hotel and bar.

​Address: 25 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5RE​Phone: +44 121 634 8100
Island Bar

If you like to try different exotic drinks then you have to come to Island Bar. Not only do they have a great atmosphere but their drinks are award winning.

​Address: 14-16 Suffolk Street, Birmingham B1 1LT​Phone: +44 121 632 5296​Website: http://www.bar-island.co.uk​More info: info@bar-island.co.uk
The Trocadero

Come here to relax and enjoy the atmosphere at the iconic The Trocadero. This is a place serving lunch, dinner and live sport. You can also drink real ales and really good wines.

​Address: Temple Street, Birmingham, B2 5BG​Phone: +44 1216 436 107​Website: http://www.thetrocaderobirmingham.co.uk
Snobs

Snobs is a venue combining great music, cheap drinks, full dance floors and a great atmosphere. DJ´s are playing music like Indie Rock ‘n’ Roll, Alt pop and Retro Jams. Very popular place so come early before it gets busy.

​Address: 29 Paradise Circus, Queensway, Birmingham B1 2BJ​Phone: +44 121 643 5551 ​Website: http://www.snobsnightclub.co.uk
In Birmingham, much of the shopping is concentrated in the Bullring mega-complex. This is where you will find the traditional chains such as Karen Millen, Monsoon, Miss Sixty and HMV. The exception is Apple’s elegant computer shop, full of iPod accessories. The most interesting part, both the inside and the outside, is the highly self-assured Selfridges department store. If you are used to the London store, you should prepare yourself for a somewhat more focused, but still exciting range of goods. As usual, there is a couple of bars and restaurants, plus a grocery department with delicious and exciting products from countries including USA and Japan. A stone’s throw from the Bullring is the flea market in Saint Martin’s Market, locally referred to as The Rag. You can find both bargains and sin, especially early in the morning. Vintage clothes, magazines, goods and gadgets. With its 50 years of history, The Rag is still a must in Birmingham. If you want to buy jewellery, you should head for the unique Jewellery Quarter. Here you can buy anything made from noble metals. “The Golden Triangle” between Warstone Lane and Vyse Street, is the right place to find bargains without ruining yourself. The shops in the area also sell antiques and clocks. At The Mailbox, previously a mail sorting office on Wharfside Street, there are now fashion shops and galleries. This is where the city has its Harvey Nichols, and shops such as Hugo Boss, DKNY and Armani. On the subject of converted industrial premises, there is also The Custard Factory. About 30 shops of varying quality are housed in the premises on Gib Square. Boisterous but interesting.
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Birmingham International Airport

Birmingham International Airport (BHX) is the fifth largest airport in the United Kingdom and is situated 13 kilometres east of Birmingham. The adjacent train station is reached via a short trip on the free Air-Rail Link bus. Trains then depart for Birmingham every 5-20 minutes all day long. Tickets can be purchased at the station for the 12 minute long journey to New Street Station. Local bus 900 leaves from bus stop K outside the terminal every 20-30 minutes. The journey to Moor Street Station takes about 35 minutes.

​Website: http://www.bhx.co.uk
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