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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Getting around

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Festivals & events

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Upcoming festivals

Birmingham Pride

23 & 24 May - The biggest two day LGBT party in the UK returns.

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Supersonic

11-14 June - one of the UK’s premier experimental music and arts festivals.

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BE Festival

23-27 June - celebrating the best of European theatre.

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Colmore Food Festival 2015

3 & 4 July - The fifth annual Colmore Food Festival

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Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival

3-12 July - bringing top drawer players from across the world.

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Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival

10-12 July - see some of the best artists from the Jazz, Funk & Soul world.

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More festivals & events

More festivals & events coming soon.

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Sporting highlights

The Main Event (Thai Boxing)

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

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Sainsbury's Summer Series

7 June & 3-5 July - The world’s best athletes come to Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium/

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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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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

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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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