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!

Christmas

From magical markets and spellbinding theatre to sensational shopping and Christmas events...

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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?

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...

Food & drink

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

Familiar faces' favourite places...

Take a look at where the more famous residents of Birmingham like to go in the city... You never know, you may even see them there!

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.

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.

Nightlife

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

Parks & countryside

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

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.

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Essentials

Maps & Guides

Maps & Guides for your visit.

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Getting around

Getting around Birmingham couldn’t be easier...

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Explore

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Festivals & events

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Highlights

Staffordshire Hoard

Until 31 December - Uncovering a brand new gallery of the fascinating Staffordshire Hoard story.

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City of Colours

6 December - City of Colours is back! Come and join them for their winter showcase.

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Behind the Curtain Festival

Until 29 Nov - A new Central and Eastern European film and new media festival.

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Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market & Craft Fair

Until 22 December - The largest authentic German market outside Germany and Austria.

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More festivals & events

More festivals & events coming soon.

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Featured Itineraries

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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Getting Married in Birmingham

We have everything covered from the rings right up to the venue itself.

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Culture

Art Galleries

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

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Theatre

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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Sporting highlights

Rugby World Cup 2015

Birmingham will be playing a key role in the delivery of the Rugby World Cup...

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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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Golf

Birmingham offers some outstanding golf courses.

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All sporting events

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

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