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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...


Looking for a new year bargain? 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.

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Maps & Guides

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Drum & Bass Awards 2015

7 March - now in their ninth year, the awards get bigger every year.

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Whisky Birmingham 2015

7 March - Festival back and bigger as Birmingham whisky scene takes off.

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Crufts 2015

8 March - A show stopping, dog shopping, fantastic family day out, all under one woof!

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More festivals & events

More festivals & events coming soon.

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Art Galleries

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

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Stage & Screen

From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

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

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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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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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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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Getting Married in Birmingham

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

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Sporting highlights

Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix

21 February - Returning to Birmingham’s newly renovated Barclaycard Arena.

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Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships

8 March - The most prestigious badminton championships in the world returns.

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The National Badminton League

23 March - A brand new game changing league for badminton in the UK.

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The Main Event (Thai Boxing)

23 May - The UK's longest-standing and premier Thai Boxing promotion.

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Rugby World Cup 2015

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

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All sporting events

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

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