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Discover Birmingham in 24 hours

Discover more in Birmingham. Bustling streets filled with independent shops, stylish restaurants serving next level cuisine, chic canal-side venues, boutique bars to suit any style and heaps of history – there’s a surprise around every corner. Packed full of attractions, while keeping its own unique…

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Gain an Edge in Edgbaston

Edgbaston is a leafy suburb in the south of Birmingham - it’ll play host to a couple of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games events; the women’s cricket T20 - making its Games debut at Edgbaston Stadium and the Birmingham 2022 Marathon which will be passing through the area on Saturday 30 July. If…

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A guide to the different areas of Birmingham

Whether you love to be surrounded by the hustle and bustle of quirky bars and restaurants or prefer to be amongst beautiful green spaces and canals, there is something to suit everyone in the home of this year's Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Jewellery Quarter View this post on…

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A guide to Birmingham's Chinese Quarter

You’ll find a vibrant community in one of the UK’s largest Chinatowns just a short stroll from New Street Station and the Bullring in the Southside district of the city. Birmingham’s Chinese Quarter grew from humble beginnings with a handful of restaurants in the 1960s to become the thriving melting…

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Discover Wolverhampton, a cultural gem

Cycling fans will be heading to Wolverhampton this Thursday to see the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Time Trial take place. This exciting event pits riders against each other as they race at breakneck speed against the clock. The event will see Wolverhampton transformed into an arena for elite…

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Your guide to Coventry

Named as UK City of Culture 2021, Coventry is a vibrant and diverse city championing history, culture, and accessibility. Home to an array of award-winning attractions, independent restaurants, and unique arts and events, Coventry is a city bursting with things to do, food to eat, and hidden gems to…

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A guide to the NEC in 48 hours

You were likely 5 minutes away from the NEC and didn’t even know it. If you’ve flown into Birmingham Airport, passed Birmingham International on the train or driven on the M42 you would have bypassed the NEC. You may have read NEC road signs and thought “what’s there?” Is it just another exhibition…

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6 best things to do in Birmingham this summer 

Written by David F. Villar Influenced by the current heatwave sweeping across the UK, I’ve found some of the best outdoor and indoor activities to enjoy in Birmingham this summer. With festivals, tours and treasure hunts going on, you won’t be bored during the year’s hottest season. Digbeth Funfair…

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