The Mailbox

One of Birmingham’s most exclusive lifestyle and shopping destinations...

 

At The Mailbox you'll find exclusive stores, waterside restaurants, cafe bars, hotels, salons and galleries and the BBC public space, where you can go behind the scenes and see programmes broadcast live.

The Mailbox opened in 1998 and was the redevelopment of the former Royal Mail sorting office. Now it is the UK’s largest mixed-use building incorporating retail, leisure, offices and apartments.

Waterside restaurants at The MailboxAlready home to luxury brands and designer stores including Harvey Nichols, Emporio Armani, Malmaison and Hugo Boss; the latest arrival at the Mailbox is The Cube. The Cube is a spectacular multimillion pound development which boasts a stunning £12m rooftop Marco Pierre White restaurant, Adee Phelan hair salon, Hotel Indigo, luxury Club and Spa as well as spectacular apartments, shops and much more.

The Mailbox’s waterside location has become Birmingham’s most sophisticated dining quarter. There are over sixteen restaurants to choose from with Thai, Japanese, Indian, Mediterranean, British European and Tapas amongst the menus to choose from.

Just a few minutes’ walk along the canal towpath from Broad Street; or through the vibrant shopping streets from the Bullring, The Mailbox is Birmingham’s ultimate stylish and cosmopolitan destination for shopaholics and foodies alike. 

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Festivals & events

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Highlights

The Photography Show

21-24 March - more exhibitors, workshops and seminars than ever before!

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Flatpack Film Festival

19-29 March - A film gathering like no other.

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Whisky Birmingham 2015

7 March - Festival back and bigger as Birmingham whisky scene takes off.

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Crufts 2015

8 March - A show stopping, dog shopping, fantastic family day out, all under one woof!

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More festivals & events

More festivals & events coming soon.

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Culture

Art Galleries

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

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Stage & Screen

From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

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Music

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

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Film

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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Dance

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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Shopping

Shoppinginbirmingham.com

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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Markets

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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Sporting highlights

Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships

8 March - The most prestigious badminton championships in the world returns.

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The National Badminton League

23 March - A brand new game changing league for badminton in the UK.

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The Main Event (Thai Boxing)

23 May - The UK's longest-standing and premier Thai Boxing promotion.

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Rugby World Cup 2015

Birmingham will be playing a key role in the delivery of the Rugby World Cup...

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All sporting events

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

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