FAQs

Visitor Information

 

Where can I get Tourist Information in Birmingham?

You can find out all you need to know in advance on our website, or by following @visit_bham on Twitter. 

 


 

Where is?

 

Where is Birmingham's Gay Village area?

Birmingham's Gay Village is located near to China Town and Hurst Street in Birmingham city centre, check out

Where is Birmingham's China Town?

Birmingham's China Town is located just a few minutes walk from New Street Station and Bullring Markets. For more in formation check out our dedicated page.

Where is Birmingham's Irish Quarter?

Birmingham's Irish Quarter is located in the Eastside/Digbeth area of the city centre, just a 10-15 minute walk from Birmingham New Street and the Bullring. This is the centre for Birmingham's famous St Patricks Day celebrations.

Where and what is the Balti Triangle?
Find out about The Balti Triangle here 

 


 

Travel & getting around

 

Where can I find a map for Birmingham or the region?

Maps for Birmingham or the region can be downloaded from our website, alternatively you can pick one up in person from The Library of Birmingham or from one of the leaflet stands dotted around the city centre, and from most hotel reception desks.

 

How can I find my way around once I am in Birmingham city centre?

You will be able to plan your journey from your arrival point in the city centre using one of the Interconnect Birmingham on street totems that are conveniently dotted all around the city centre. They can help you to navigate your way around whether you are making your way by foot, car or on public transport. Our website also has information about making your way around the city here.

 

Where can I get public transport advice for Birmingham and the region?

You can find out details about public transport in and around Birmingham by visiting the Transport Information Centre located on the main concourse of Birmingham New Street Station.

 


 

Group Travel

 

What is there for groups to do in Birmingham?

There is lots for groups to do in Birmingham, check out our dedicated groups pages for more information.

How can I book group accommodation in Birmingham?

To book accommodation for your group, it couldn’t be easier. Simply call us on 0844 888 3053 and a member of our experienced team will be happy to help.

 


 

Accessibility

 

Is Birmingham accessible for disabled visitors?

Birmingham is very accessible for disabled visitors, from its hotels and attractions to public transport and getting around. Our Accessible Birmingham page tells you all you will need to know.


 

Buying tickets

 

How do I book tickets for events in Birmingham or the region?

You can book tickets for a whole range of national events on our website here.

How do I book tickets for attractions in Birmingham or the region?

Discounted tickets for some local attractions can be booked on our website here.

Where can I buy tickets for travel in Birmingham?

There are a number of places you can buy tickets to travel in Birmingham city centre. Any of the 3 central train stations sell tickets for train, and inside Birmingham New Street Station there is a local tranport information office selling tickets for train, bus and metro. Season tickets can also be renewed at most local newsagents.

 


 

Guides, tours & trails

 

Does Birmingham have an open top tour bus?

It does, Birmingham Tours oporate the 'Big Brum Buz' which runs from April through to October.

Are there any guided walks I could join?

Birmingham is a great place to explore by foot, from Ghost and Graveyard walks to foodie tours, our walking tours page gives you idea's of the kinds of walks that are available.

Are there any guides to Birmingham in foreign languages?

There are guides to Birmingham available in 9 different foreign languages, you can download a copy through our website here.

How can I discover Tolkien's Birmingham?

The Tolkien Trail is unique to Birmingham, check out these great walks that take you around the sites!

 


 

Parking

 

Where can I park in Birmingham city centre?

Our guides and maps section has got downloadable parking maps for you to be able to find the most convenient car park for you. Our standard city centre map also has blue 'p' signs to indicate where car parks are.

If I use Birmingham as a base, what other areas could I easily visit?

Birmingham is a great base from which you can explore the UK. There is lots to see in the areas surrounding Birmingham and within an hours drive. For more details on the region you can visit the appropriate pages, there is also a handy map of the region for you to download here.

Where can coaches park in Birmingham?

Birmingham city centre has plenty of places you can drop-off and pick-up passengers, as shown on this map. Refer to sign plates for waiting time restrictions at each point. Longer-stay parking facilities available at the Brewery Street coach park.

 


 

Recommendations

 

I only have a day in Birmingham, what should I not miss?

If you only have a day in Birmingham it might be worth planning in advance what you want to see, so you don't miss anything important. Our what to do pages can help you with this. We also have loads of itineraries available which you can print off and follow.

 

What free attractions or things to do are there in Birmingham?

There are lots of free attractions and events in Birmingham, check out our list of the must see's.

  

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