Wider Birmingham


Step into a local shopping area to find a whole world of stores and traders, brimful of local knowledge, ready and waiting to help you find a tasty treat, perfect present or special souvenir.

There are bustling high streets to explore in Acocks Green, Alum Rock, Yew Tree, Lozells, Villa and Soho Roads; an arty crowd in Moseley; great live music in Kings Heath; a student city in Selly Oak; amazing Asian cuisine in Sparkbrook and Springfield and a cosmopolitan shopping centre in beautiful Sutton Coldfield.

From traditional, independent butchers to favourite high street fashion names, discover the delights of buying goods and services from the city’s local neighbourhood stores and markets.

Festivals & events


Maps & Guides

Maps & Guides for your visit.

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Getting around

Getting around Birmingham couldn’t be easier...

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Festivals & events

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

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Sporting highlights


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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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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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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