Get a real feel for Birmingham’s culture by enjoying entertaining diversions such as theatre performances, concerts by regional and national bands, public festivals, special museum exhibits, and dance recitals. Or head to the Premier Football League - to cheer on Birmingham City or Aston Villa FC.
Birmingham is home to an appealing variety of historic buildings, museums, and interesting sightseeing opportunities. Stroll through Birmingham’s sights on your own, or take a more organized approach to your Birmingham sightseeing by checking on local and city tours. Enjoy one of Sherborne Wharf’s Birmingham canal trips.
Birmingham’s an absolute shopper’s paradise. Visitors will be pleased to discover that shopping in Birmingham can include stops by national chains for basics, as well as great independent shops and boutiques for more unique purchases. Sometimes malls and shopping centres are the most convenient options, but be sure to check out Birmingham’s downtown or historic districts to find the most unusual gifts and trinkets, art, antiques, and clothing. The now-famous new Bullring is the epicentre of Birmingham’s all-round shopping experience. £500 million of retail excitement capped by the iconic Selfridges. And, linked by street after street of shopping choice, our city centre malls come thick and fast. The designer label homeland of The Mailbox. The Great Western Arcade’s Victorian elegance. Pavilion Central. The Pallasades. Martineau Place. City Plaza. House of Fraser.