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Birmingham, the second largest city in Britain, served as inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien to write the celebrated work of fantasy fiction "The Lord of the Rings". The city is renowned for its dining scene that will satisfy the most demanding palates and, thanks to the many attractions, tourists are sure to keep busy. With world-class shopping centres all fashionistas will leave the city with a smile, and when the night falls there is an exciting nightlife to discover.

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Jewellery Quarter

Dating back over 250 years, Jewellery Quarter is a conservation area with over 200 listed buildings and today one of Birmingham´s most vibrant locations with an amazing community spirit. This is also the home for more than 500 jewellery businesses, the beating heart of England's jewellery industry, making it a great place to buy some gifts and souvenirs. When here, you should also visit the award-winning museum on Vyse Street, called Museum of the Jewellery Quarter.
Adresse: Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham
Telefon: +1 121 638 0457

Birmingham Town Hall

Designed by Joseph Hansom and inaugurated in 1832, Birmingham Town Hall is a Grade I listed concert hall located in Victoria Square. Today, it is a cultural hub together with its sister venue Symphony Hall, where to enjoy a diverse programme with classical concerts, jazz, dance, comedy rock, pop, folk and more. If you want to learn more about Birmingham’s most iconic historic building, then take the Town Hall tour and get an insight over the backstage areas.
Adresse: Victoria Square, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 780 3333
Transport: PC5 (stop station)

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. A peaceful retreat with beautiful interior in the middle of a shopping area.
Adresse: Edgbaston Street, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 600 6020

Twycross Zoo

Located one hour drive from Birmingham, Twycross Zoo is renowned as a specialist primate zoo where to discover a wide variety of monkeys and apes. But they have more than moneys, with more than 160 species and around 900 animals like leopards, meerkats, elephants, giraffes, birds, reptiles and many more you will for sure have a lot to explore.
Adresse: Burton Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire
Telefon: +44 844 47 41 777
Åpningstider: Every day 10am - 5pm
Transport: A444, which can be accessed via the A5 and the M42 junction 11.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Housed in a Grade II listed building, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) is a vibrant museum in the heart of the city that offers over 40 galleries which are displaying world-class collection of art both from local and international artist. There are over 800,000 objects, everything from Renaissance masterpieces to contemporary art, including applied art such as ceramics, jewellery, silver, textiles, woodwork and more. And with lots of interactive displays, you will keep yourself busy here.
Adresse: Chamberlain Square, Birmingham
Telefon: +1 0121 348 8000
Åpningstider: Every day 10am - 5pm
Transport: Snow Hill station

The National Sea Life

Explore the amazing sea life and learn more about the animal life, about turtles, sharks, clown fish, octopus and jellyfish 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.
Adresse: The Waters Edge, Brindley Pl, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 871 423 2110
Åpningstider: Mon - fri 10am - 4pm, Sat - sun 10am - 6pm
Transport: Brindleyplace (Stop BR1)

Cadbury World

One of Birmingham's largest tourist attractions with over 500,000 visitors each year, this amazing sight is definitely a must if you love chocolate since it allows you to discover the renowned Cadbury chocolate. With fourteen amazing zones to explore, there is plenty to see and do for the whole family and at the same time, you will learn how this lovely confectionery is made. A great experience that should not be missed.
Adresse: Linden Rd, Bournville, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 844 880 7667
Åpningstider: Fri 9am - 5pm & Sat - Sun 09am - 12pm
Transport: Bournville train station is around a 10-15 minute sign-posted stroll away.

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, spread across over four floors with inspiring and interactive fun, you will definitely find yourself busy. There are more than 200 hands-on exhibits but make sure not to miss the state-of-the-art Planetarium and the outdoor Science Garden.
Adresse: Millennium Point, Curzon St, Birmingham
Telefon: +1 0121 348 8000
Åpningstider: Every day 10am - 5pm
Transport: Snow Hill station

National Motorcycle Museum

Opened its doors in 1984, The National Motorcycle Museum is known as the largest British motorcycle museum in the world. On display is a large amount of motorcycles, some 1000 plus machines, from vintage to new. Book a guided tour to get a more lively experience and when the hunger kicks in, there is an on-site restaurant on the first floor.
Adresse: Coventry Rd, Solihull, West Midlands
Telefon: +1 167 544 3311
Åpningstider: Every day 9.30am - 5.30pm
Transport: Bickenhill Lane, Solihull

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Take a stroll around these beautiful gardens and admire the 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 and for the little once, there is a playground.
Adresse: Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Telefon: +1 121 454 1860
Transport: Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

Winterbourne House and Garden

Only minutes from the city centre, you will find this unique Edwardian House and Botanic Garden with over 6000 different plant species from around the world. The rooms are filled with antiques and Edwardian era soft furnishings and as you walk around the house, you will get to learn the families that lived here. A perfect English heritage where you can soak up the atmosphere of a bygone era.
Adresse: 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston
Telefon: +44 121 414 3003

City Canal Tour

There is nothing quite so relaxing as a trip by canal boat and with City Canal Tour you will get the chance to discover the city from a different angle. Away2Canal is one of the companies providing canal tours and with them, you can choose to take either one hour trip or the short half-hour city centre cruise. The one-hour trip will take passengers through the Gas Street Basin and along the Worcester and Birmingham Canal.
Adresse: The Waters Edge, Brindleyplace, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 647 7151

Gas Street Basin

In the heart of Birmingham city centre you will find Gas Street Basin, a canal network that once was a thriving port but today an area that boats, bars, cafés and restaurants. Take a lovely stroll along the canal side and experience an area where old meets modern living. And as the name reveal, this was the first street in Birmingham to have gas lighting.
Adresse: Gas Street, Birmingham

Villa Park Stadium

Home to Aston Villa Football Club since 1897 and with a seating capacity of 42,682, Villa Park Stadium is one of the oldest and most well-known venues in world football. Hosted an array of prestige events like World Cup and European Championship matches. To get to know more about its history and tradition take a stadium tour or just simply visit during an exciting game.
Adresse: Trinity Road, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 333 323 1874


When on holiday, it is not only about running around to discover all the exciting sights but also about relaxation and there is nothing quite so soothing then to go to a spa. Santai Spa is a luxury spa equipped with a salt cave, outdoor hot tub, pool, sauna and of course offers calming treatments like facials, massages and manicures. Located at Resorts World, a multi-entertainment complex with shopping, cinema, casino and dining so if you have time on your side, it is definitely worth a visit.
Adresse: Resorts World, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 273 1000


Located within the cosmopolitan area at Brindleyplace, Bank is a chic and elegant restaurant and bar with classical and seasonal cooking. This brasserie has lively atmosphere with a spacious yet intimate dining area and with an open kitchen, you will able to watch the chef in action. Come here for amazing steaks or just enjoy a delicious cocktail at the bar.
Adresse: 4 Brindley Place, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 633 4466
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri 12am - 11pm Sat 11.30am - 11.30pm Sun 11.30am - 10pm
Transport: Brindleyplace (Stop BR1)


For authentic and fresh Indian food, head over to restaurant Pushkar where the award winning head chef Bishal Rasaily has created an eclectic menu with a mix of contemporary, traditional and original ideas. The food is prepared with quality and natural produce to get clean and refined flavours; this is Indian fine dining at its best.
Adresse: 245 Broad St, City Centre, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 643 7978
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri 12am - 11.30pm
Transport: Brindleyplace (Stop BR4)

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 top quality ingredients. From the menu, you can pick numerous Polish classics like stuffed dumplings, beetroot soup, stuffed paprika and more.
Adresse: Bordesley Street, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 448 0017
Åpningstider: Tue - Sat 11am - 11pm Sun 11am - 9pm
Transport: Moor St Selfridges (Stop MS1)

Cucina Rustica

Cucina Rustica serves fine Italian food in the heart of Birmingham in the well-known Jewellery Quarter. A restaurant where you can eat authentic Italian food in a warm atmosphere that is created by the attentive and welcoming service. From the menu, you can choose mouth-watering dishes like pizza, pasta and meat dishes, all prepared with passion and love.
Adresse: 24 Ludgate Hill, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 233 2277
Åpningstider: Every day 12am - 11pm
Transport: Livery St (Stop LN2)


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. A modern place with an open kitchen where the dishes are bursting with authentic Korean flavours.
Adresse: Unit 1c Southside, Hurst Street, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 666 7200
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri 12am - 10pm Sat - Sun 12am - 9pm

Carters of Moseley

Michelin starred restaurant, Carters of Moseley is 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.
Adresse: 2c Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 449 8885
Åpningstider: Tue - Sat 12am - 9pm
Transport: Wake Green Rd


Simpsons is a French restaurant with a Michelin star and is a great place where to enjoy high quality food in a romantic and beautiful setting in the leafy Edgbaston. The attention to detail in the choice of food, ingredients, preparation and service is impeccable at this restaurant.
Adresse: 20 Highfield Rd, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 454 3434
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Transport: St Georges Church

Away2dine - Canal Cruising Restaurant

Looking for a different dining experience? Take a relaxing three-hour canal cruise around Birmingham and enjoy three-course dinner while admiring the beautiful views. The welcoming staff serves a wide variety of dishes with meat and fish; there is also a good selection of wine.
Adresse: The Waters Edge, Brindleyplace, Birmingham
Telefon: +1 121 647 7151

Floating Coffee Company

The Floating Coffee Company is one of the more unusual cafés, it is a coffee-house-boat moored up at Brindley Place, adjacent to the International Convention Centre. Relax and choose from a range of beverages and light-bites. Very friendly personnel (or say, crew).
Adresse: The Waters Edge, Birmingham
Telefon: +1 121 454 5367
Åpningstider: Normally open: Mon - Sun 9am – 5pm, (Opening hours are limited during winter months).

The Kitchen Garden Cafe

Welcome to this tranquil oasis in the middle of the busy shopping centre in Kings Heath´s. A place where to enjoy fresh made salad or home-cooked meal together with a Fair Trade coffee or tea. If you have a sweet-tooth, do not worry, they serve cakes and pastries too. They also cater for vegetarians and vegans.
Adresse: 17 York Road, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 443 4725
Åpningstider: Mon - Wed 9am - 4pm, Thurs - Sat 9am - 16pm, Sun 10am - 3pm
Transport: Institute Rd (Stop KA)

Boston Tea Party Birmingham

Housed in a grand old building, this award-winning independent café chain is located in the heart of Corporation Street. Boston Tea Party serves simple and well-prepared food and drinks and it is all served in a family friendly atmosphere. They also have a kids menu.
Adresse: 190 Corporation Street, Birmingham
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat 7am - 7pm, Sun 9am - 6pm
Transport: Tesco Express (Stop CS1)

Urban Cafe | Bar | Kitchen

Whether you want breakfast, brunch, lunch or just a cup of coffee (made by a knowledgeable barista), Urban Cafe serves it all. Established in 2009, they have two locations in Birmingham (Jewellery Quarter and Church Street) where they serve sandwiches, pastry and cakes throughout the day and alcohol in the evening.
Adresse: 30 Church Street, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 236 0207
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri, Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 4pm

Saint Kitchen

Overlooking the St. Paul’s Square, this stylish independent coffee shop is located in Jewellery Quarter where you can get all-day breakfast, brunch, lunch and yummy homemade cakes, which all can be accompanied with a cup of fine coffee. Popular among visitors and locals alike, Saint Kitchen is truly a youthful venue with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
Adresse: 61a St Paul's Square, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 236 2940
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri 7.30am - 5pm, Sat 9am - 3pm, Sun 10am- 2pm

The Briar Rose

Located at Briar Rose JD Wetherspoon Hotel, this busy pub, in the city centre of Birmingham tend to draw a mix crowd of people, which creates a dynamic atmosphere. Also, boast a restaurant where food such as burgers, steaks, salads, burritos are served. Both drinks and food are reasonably priced and it is all served by the friendly staff.
Adresse: 25 Bennett's Hill, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 634 8100
Åpningstider: Mon - Sun 7am - 1am

The Trocadero

Tucked away on Temple Street, The Trocadero is a historic pub, a Grade II listed local that is hard to miss. This popular pub has a friendly buzz, where people a gather to enjoy food and drink for a reasonable price, but also a great place to get updated with the latest live sporting events.
Adresse: Temple St, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 643 6107
Transport: Lower temple st.


Snobs is a venue combining great music, cheap drinks and full dance floors with a vibrant atmosphere. DJ´s are playing music like Indie Rock ‘n’ Roll, Alt pop and Retro Jams. Very popular place to experience an alternative night out so come early before it gets too busy.
Adresse: 51 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 643 5551
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri 11am - 11pm, Sat 10am - late, Sun 12am - 8pm
Transport: Smallbrook Queensway (Stop NS9)

The Old Joint Stock

The Old Joint Stock dates all the way back to 1862 and is a beautiful Grade II listed building, that was actually first built as a library. Not only is it one of the most loved pubs in town serving craft lager, seasonal ales and exclusive wines, but also a theatre where you can enjoy everything between stand-up comedy to musicals.
Adresse: 4 Temple Row West, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 200 1892
Åpningstider: Mon - Thur 8am - 11pm, Sat 9am - 11pm, Sun 10am - 5pm
Transport: Snow Hill station is just a few hundred metres away

The Wellington

In the heart of the business district, less than 5 minutes’ walk from New Street, you will find The Wellington, a pub that specialises in real ale but also serves a range of quality lagers and ciders including foreign bottled beers and whiskies from around the world. They do not serve food but you are more than welcome to bring your own.
Adresse: 37 Bennett's Hill, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 200 3115
Åpningstider: Mon - Sun 10am - 12am
Transport: Colmore Row (Stop SH3)

The Windsor

This is a perfect pub to stumble upon after a long day of discovering the city and all shopping that goes along with it. They have regular events for their guests, but what draws most guests are the great prices, cosy atmosphere and, of course, the ale. And if the hunger kicks in, they serve well-prepared pub food too.
Adresse: 33 Cannon St, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 633 3013
Åpningstider: Mon - Thur 8am - 11pm, Fri - Sat 8am - 12am, Sun 8am - 9pm
Transport: New Street station

The Bartons Arms

Housed in a lovely Victorian house, this public house has been here for more than 100 years and is one of the most beautiful pubs in the country. Do not miss visiting The Bartons Arms, if not for the excellent beer then for the amazing interior. If you are feeling hungry, they serve tasty Thai food too.
Adresse: 144 High St, Aston, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 333 5988

The Old Contemptibles

The Old Contemptibles is a big favourite among locals and tourists alike, a place where the charming staff not only serves beverages but also British comfort food among other tasty dishes. With a great location, not far from the Jewellery Quarter, they invite you to a relaxing surrounding, great ale and an overall good evening.
Adresse: 176 Edmund St, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 200 3310
Åpningstider: Mon - Thur 11am - 11pm, Fri - Sat 11am - 12am, Sun 12am - 8pm

Broadway Casino

Broadway Casino, in the heart of Birmingham is the leading independent casino in the city. Not only boasting a first class gaming floor but also other facilities like a sophisticated Italian restaurant, a stylish bar and a large lounge area. Games like roulette, blackjack and three card poker can be enjoyed as well as slot machines.
Adresse: 1 - 4 Broadway Plaza, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 456 5557
Åpningstider: Mon - Sun 12pm - 9am

Bullring & Grand Central

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.
Adresse: Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 632 1526
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri 11am - 8pm, Sat 9am - 8pm, Sun 11am - 5pm
Transport: New street st

Bullring Rag Market

Home to 350 stalls, and 17 perimeter shops, at 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.
Adresse: Edgbaston Street, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 464 8349
Åpningstider: Tue, Thur, & Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-5.30pm


Previously a mail sorting office on Wharfside Street, today the Mailbox is housing fashion shops and galleries. This is where the city has their exclusive stores like Harvey Nichols and shops like Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein and Armani. This is certainly one of the most luxurious shopping destinations in the town.
Adresse: 7 Commercial Street, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 632 1000
Åpningstider: Granville st

Custard Factory

Just over five minutes walk from the Bullring, you will find another converted industrial premises called The Custard Factory. About 30 independent shops of varying quality are housed in the premises on Gib Square. Boisterous but interesting.
Adresse: Gibb St, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 224 7777
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri 8.30am - 6.30pm, Sat 9am - 6pm
Transport: Gibb st.


At Oasis you can find racks full of beautiful garments. This is the place to go for all fashionistas who love to dress up. If you need a dress for a special occasion, you will most probably not leave this store empty-handed.
Adresse: 110-114 Corporation St, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 233 4488
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri 10am - 17.30pm, Sat 10am - 6pm
Transport: The Square Peg (Stop BS5)

Birmingham International Airport

Birmingham International Airport (BHX) is situated 13 kilometres east of Birmingham, only 10 minutes from the city centre. The adjacent train station is reached via a short trip on the free 'Air-Rail Link' monorail system and between 00:30 and 02:00 there is a courtesy bus running to the station. Trains then depart for Birmingham; there are 7 services per hour from Birmingham Airport. However, they run less frequently in the evenings and at the weekends, (no trains at nights). Tickets can be purchased at the station for the 10 minute long journey to New Street Station. Bus 97A (a 24/7 service) connects Birmingham City Centre to Birmingham Airport. Tickets can be bought on the bus service. Licensed taxis operate 24-hour, and located directly outside the arrivals area of the terminal building. You can book your taxi ride in advance by email or phone (email [email protected] +44 (0) 7376 859 569).
Adresse: Birmingham International Airport
Telefon: +44 871 222 0072

Public Transport

In Birmingham, public transport consists of an extensive bus network and the inner suburbs are linked by local trains and trams. There are several different types of travel passes from which to choose, including a one-day rover pass. You can also pay your bus ticket when boarding the bus, but remember that you need to give the exact change. There are official bus stops scattered around Birmingham when wishing to board on a bus so hailing will not be necessary. For online timetables and fare information, check Network West Midlands website (
Telefon: +44 121 200 2787


It is easiest to hail a taxi on the street, especially in the centre of the city or at the airport and train stations. Taxis can also be ordered from companies, for example, Radio Cars.
Telefon: +44 121 608 8888


Stamps can be purchased from post offices and newsagents. Post Offices are generally open from Monday to Saturday from 9 am or 9.30 am to 5.30 pm or 12.30 pm.


NHS Direct on +44 121 0800 328 3205 can advise you about pharmacies with longer opening hours. Zenith Pharmacy Birmingham:
Adresse: 7 Birchfield Rd, Aston, Birmingham
Telefon: +44 121 554 9944
Åpningstider: Mon - Sat: 7am–10pm Sun: 12–10pm


Country code: +44 Area code: 0121