What to do

A culture fix, the latest fashion or just something to keep the kids occupied? From museums, attractions and shopping centres to restaurants - take a look and be inspired!

Festivals & events

What’s on now and coming soon? Browse the biggest events or use our EXPLORE section for an extensive list.

Attractions

With world-class galleries, stimulating museums and a chocolate factory just for starters, can you pack it all in?

Birmingyum

Michelin starred restaurants, stylish eateries, world cuisine, street dining, farmers' markets, sweet delights, locally sourced produce – lick your lips and get stuck in!

Culture

With world-class art, unique drama, musical flair, diverse dance and performing arts - come, stay and soak up the culture in one of Europe's most vibrant cities...

Heritage

From jewellers, churches and the origins of Cadbury’s chocolate, to the inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, Birmingham's history has created some outstanding heritage attractions to discover, explore and enjoy.

Easter 2014

Some cracking events for you and your little chicks this Easter. Hop to it!

Kids & teenagers

If you’re visiting as a family get inspired ideas for visiting with babies and toddlers, under 12s, teenagers and young adults as well as tons of practical information.

Natural environment

Blanket? Check. Basket? Check. Sunshine? Check. Location? Check here...

Nightlife

Star-filled theatres & comedy clubs, stylish bars and the hottest nightspots, Birmingham and the region is the place to party!

Shopping

In a city renowned for shopping, there are thousands of brands to browse here. Find out about our shopping centres, vibrant streets and historic markets.

Sport

Plan ahead to make sure you land seats at one of Birmingham’s top sporting venues for athletics, test cricket, football and much, much more.

Students

Student nights, useful resources, university and accommodation information - all in our useful guide for first time or returning students.

Things to do for FREE

There’s plenty to do in Birmingham if you’re visiting on a budget...

Tours & sightseeing

If you've a hunger to explore the city’s history, by bus, boat or foot, Birmingham and regional tours will educate and entertain.

Rugby World Cup 2015

Birmingham will be playing a key role in the delivery of the Rugby World Cup 2015 and are right on track to play our part in a spectacular six week celebration of rugby.

New developments

Birmingham - a must visit destination this year...

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Upcoming highlights

St. George's Day

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

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Vaisakhi

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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Supersonic

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

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Wicked

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

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Wireless

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

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More festivals & events coming soon.

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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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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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Culture

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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CBSO

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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Dance

A diverse range of dance groups and venues.

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Music

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

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Theatre

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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Cricket

Edgbaston: synonymous with world class international cricket.

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Football

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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