The Region

Take a day trip and explore the beautiful Heart of England.


The Heart of England is just a hop, skip and a jump away from the bright lights of Birmingham. Take some time to explore some of the most interesting and idyllic areas that England has to offer.

Whether you’re following your taste-buds, your fashion sense or your passion for history, there’s a part of the Birmingham region that’s perfect for you. Or why not stay a while and sample it all!


For designer brand shopping and a cosmopolitan cafe culture, pop over to Solihull, home of The LG Arena and NEC.

The Black Country

Go back in time, stand in the cradle of the industrial revolution and see how this small corner of the West Midlands helped to shape the industrialised world.


Herefordshire isn’t called ‘the Land of Milk and Honey’ for nothing. It’s famous for its farm-fresh food and locally-made cider.


Beautiful landscapes and interesting medieval market towns provide endless possibilities to entertain and inspire the whole family in Shropshire.


Staffordshire is famous for the Anglo Saxon Hoard of Gold and its world-renowned Potteries.


Visit Shakespeare’s home town, learn about the lovely Lady Godiva in Coventry, or do battle with knights at the extraordinary Warwick Castle.


Stunning cathedrals, idyllic market towns, rare white lions and a popular outside toilet? It can only be Worcestershire.

Upcoming highlights

St. George's Day

19 April - Lots of fun on offer in the city for all ages.

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27 April - Family freindly open air celebrations for all.

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Birmingham Pride 2014

24 & 25 May - The biggest two day LGBT party in the UK returns.

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30 & 31 May - a combination of art, music and film along with other...

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9 Jul-6 Sep - Wicked flies into Birmingham Hippodrome in July 2014!

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4-6 July - One of the biggest festivals in the UK coming to Birmingham!

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More festivals & events

More festivals & events coming soon.

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Featured Itineraries



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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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Spa Breaks

Extend your shopping trip in Birmingham by enjoying a city spa break.

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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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See More, Feel More

Come, stay and soak up the culture in one of Europe's most vibrant cities.

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Birmingham Royal Ballet

The United Kingdom’s premiere touring ballet company.

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A world-renowned symphony orchestra, known and loved across the globe.

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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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Art Galleries

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

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A diverse range of dance groups and venues.

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

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From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

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Sporting highlights

The Aegon Classic

9-15 June - The Aegon Classic tennis tournament attracts a host of world-class players.

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British Athletics at Alexander Stadium

See Britain's best athletes at the Alexander Stadium in June & August.

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Edgbaston: synonymous with world class international cricket.

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With five top clubs there’s real football choice here.

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All sporting events

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

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