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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!
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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.
With world-class galleries, stimulating museums and a chocolate factory just for starters, can you pack it all in?
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Birmingham - a must visit destination this year...
Halloween in Birmingham
Paranormal activity in Birmingham and the region this Halloween - is there something strange in your neighbourhood?
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