There’s something in store for everyone in Birmingham. Whether you’re a shopaholic, a party animal, a culture vulture, a gastronome, or a sports buff, you’ll find something delightful in this “workshop of the world.”
Step into the shopping haven that is Bullring, and satisfy your shopping craving. Considered the “epicentre of Birmingham’s all-round shopping experience,” Bullring has a slew of famous shops such as the Apple store, Mamas & Papas, and Karen Millen. You can’t miss the mall with the famous curves, Selfridges, which is an attraction in itself.
Are you on the prowl for designer brands? Head to the Mailbox, where Haute Couture compares with contemporary art. Splurge on Hugo Boss, Emporio Armani, and Harvey Nichols, and then indulge in a glass of wine at the café bars and restaurants lining the canal. Craving for more shopping? Check out markets and stalls in the city streets and the Pallasades, a perfect shopping venue for families. There’s also the Great Western Arcade, home to independent retailers.
After a shopping spree, why not unwind by soaking up the art and culture you are surrounded by on your Birmingham break? Visit the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, with its extensive collection of silver, sculpture, and ceramics. Love gems? Drop by Jewellery Quarter and discover a different kind of art. Here, you can order your own piece of jewellery straight from the artist’s workshops. Other must-see galleries are the Ikon (which features the best of British and international art) and Barber Institute of Fine Arts (which houses works of Bellini, Poussin, Rubens, and many more).
When night falls, hit the clubs and see Birmingham come to life. Party the night away in clubs where funky and fun thrive together. Party places include Godskitchen, Miss Moneypennys, and Q Club.