Colmore Business District

Colmore Business District (CBD) is the commercial heart of the city - with high profile professional services, retail, bars, cafes and restaurants galore.


CBD is one of the most desirable business addresses in the city, with historic architecture situated alongside modern developments. The area is well served by public transport: New Street station is just five minutes’ walk away and Snow Hill station is in the east of the District.

Old Joint Stock Pub & TheatreThe opulent surroundings of the The Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre provide a fantastic location for entertainment, overlooking Birmingham Cathedral. The theatre hosts an excellent range of shows, including music nights, comedy nights and plays. Nearby, the Michelin Star restaurant Purnell’s offers some of the finest cuisine. Or why not try Opus Restaurant, which has an outstanding commitment to seasonality and freshness. 

Fancy a film night? The Juniper Cinema in the Jekyll & Hyde pub’s Gin Parlour shows classic and contemporary films every Monday. Entry is free of charge!

CBD’s impressive coffee shops and cafes include the independent Urban Coffee Company and Café Costes. As well as serving great coffee, Urban Coffee Company holds events such as book clubs and live music nights. 

Art lovers, be sure to pay a visit to Whitewall Galleries, bringing you the finest artwork from around the world and don’t forget the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG), housed in a landmark listed building, with over 40 galleries to explore that display art, applied art, social history, archaeology and ethnography. BMAG attracts approximately 700,000 visitors a year, 50% of whom are from outside the city.

Over Indulged? Health du Vin, part of Hotel du Vin, is the place to be with a high tech gym and health spa offering a collection of treatments for the face and body.

St Phillips Square and CathedralBirmingham Cathedral is located within beautiful grounds that form one of the only green spaces in the city centre. The cathedral, designed in 1715 by the English Baroque architect, Thomas Archer, is open and staffed every day of the year. Birmingham Cathedral holds a range of events throughout the year, including impressive concerts. 

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