Visit Birmingham – diverse & dynamic
Learn the best things to do when you visit Birmingham - from its unique landmarks like the Bullring to its blend of traditional and modern culture.
“Birmingham is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, never mind just the UK. The people are warm-hearted and generous… for anyone thinking of visiting 'Brum', don't hesitate, you will always find a welcome in the Heart of England.”
Welcome to Birmingham, a diverse and dynamic city, vibrant by day and by night, a city where yesterday and today combine to give you a glimpse into a city full of surprises. With its fascinating history and world-class cultural scene, combined with superb shopping, major international events and exhibitions, great nightlife and award-winning restaurants, Birmingham has a unique quality that brings with it an exciting and dynamic spirit. Read on to find things to do in Birmingham.
Cosmopolitan in its make-up, Birmingham is an exciting city, hosting a range of visual and performing arts and a variety of music and theatre, difficult to surpass. Home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham really is a city of world-class culture.
Home to lots of top-class attractions, a visit to Birmingham wouldn’t be complete without seeing the great exhibitions and collections at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery , and Birmingham's performing arts are internationally acclaimed: The Royal Ballet at its home in the Hippodrome and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra plays in the acclaimed Symphony Hall.
Shop at the Bullring.
Catch a show at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre .
Take a walking tour of the city’s famous sights.
Watch the Birmingham Royal Ballet at the Hippodrome .
Explore the city’s Jewellery Quarter .
Enjoy retail therapy day and night at The Mailbox – shops stay open until 20:00
Take a relaxing walk through Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses .
Start or end your evening with a visit to Birmingham’s famous Balti Triangle.
Don’t miss the exhibitions at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery .
The diverse and dynamic culture of the city is reflected in the wide choice of international cuisine and restaurants in Birmingham. Most famous of all is the area in the city known as the 'Balti Triangle'. This delicacy (a uniquely spiced curry served in an iron pot) originated on the Indian sub-continent and was perfected by chefs in Birmingham restaurants. You’ll enjoy a memorable meal and at good value for money.
Birmingham is a shopper’s paradise, with restored arcades, modern malls and markets, boutiques and high street stores. Don’t miss the Bullring in the heart of the city. With 140 shops and 2 department stores (including the architecturally stunning Selfridges), your only problem will be choosing where to start first!
When it comes to nightlife in Birmingham, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Brindleyplace in the city’s canalside development is the perfect place to start the night. Broad Street, lined with pubs, clubs and restaurants, is one of the busiest quarter miles in Europe. And no visit to Birmingham is complete without discovering the delights of the Jewellery Quarter and St Paul’s Square, where you’ll find great live music.
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