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This is Birmingham

This summer make some time to stay in Birmingham. We’re tuning up for some massive festivals, raising the curtain on world-class theatre and Olympic champions are ready to compete in some of the most anticipated sporting events around...

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The Brindleyplace Outdoor Film Festival

7-13 July - Watch some classic films and family favourites in Brindleyplace.

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Music for Youth Festival

8-12 July - 8,000 talented young musicians will descend upon Birmingham for an eclectic mix of music that features something for everyone. From pop and rock through to western classical and jazz.

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Summer holiday fun

This summer holiday there's lots to explore and entertain in Birmingham for both children and parents.

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BE Festival

2 - 12 July - Birmingham’s festival celebrating the best of European theatre returns to the city and a new home at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

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Maps & Guides

Maps & Guides for your visit.

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Getting around

Getting around Birmingham couldn’t be easier...

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Search for places, events & accommodation...

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Festivals & events

Take a look at what’s on now and coming up here...

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RT @StryxArts: Don't forget Mid-Lands Exhibition is still open @StryxArts Today/Tomorrow and Saturday! 12pm-3pm

RT @ICHOOSEMag: In Friday's issue our pick of the @ColmoreBID Food Festival dishes including @CentralCY

Upcoming highlights

CBD Food Festival

18 & 19 July - The fourth annual CBD Food Festival returns.

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9 Jul-6 Sep - Wicked flies into Birmingham Hippodrome this month!

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International Jazz & Blues Festival

18-27 JULY: (mostly) free gigs taking place at restaurants, bars, public spaces, museums.

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The Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival

11-14 JULY: The 5th annual festival in the idyllic setting of Moseley Park.

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More festivals & events

More festivals & events coming soon.

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Featured Itineraries


Plan the perfect shopping trip with full store, centre and brand directories.

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Shopping centres

From the world-famous, 21st Century Bullring to the Victorian elegance of the Great Western Arcade.

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Vibrant streets

Linking the centres are Birmingham’s bustling shopping streets, packed with major brands and boutique independents.

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Don’t miss Birmingham’s amazing markets – whether it’s the 850-year old Bullring markets or the...

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Jewellery Quarter

Home to more diamond rings, finishing touches and tokens of love than anywhere else in...

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Getting Married in Birmingham

We have everything covered from the rings right up to the venue itself.

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Art Galleries

Birmingham’s art collection is as wide as it is impressive. 

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From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

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A huge arena tour or an intimate gig?  You’ll find it here.

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Multiplexes, the UK’s oldest working cinema or art house cool?

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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

A vibrant museum in the heart of the city with over 40 galleries.

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A diverse range of dance groups and venues.

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See More, Feel More

Come, stay and soak up the culture in one of Europe's most vibrant cities.

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Sporting highlights

British Athletics at Alexander Stadium

See Britain's best athletes at the Alexander Stadium this August.

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Edgbaston: synonymous with world class international cricket.

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With five top clubs there’s real football choice here.

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Birmingham offers some outstanding golf courses.

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All sporting events

There’s always something, or someone, to cheer for here

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