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While Birmingham Pride undoubtedly takes centre stage during its annual festivities, the city offers a plethora of activities and attractions to explore before and after the rainbow-coloured celebrations! From cultural gems and world-class shopping to mouthwatering food and luxury stays, here’s how to make the most out of your trip to Birmingham Pride 2024.

Discover cultural gems

Birmingham boasts a rich tapestry of unmissable cultural landmarks waiting to be explored. From experiencing panoramic views of the city at the Library of Birmingham and checking out Birmingham’s ancient cathedrals to exploring the historical canals and visiting Ozzy the Bull at Grand Central, there’s so much to see (for free) in the city! If you fancy diving further into some Brum history, check out some of the city’s many iconic attractions including Birmingham Back to Backs and The Coffin Works!


Shop 'til you drop

Birmingham is a shopper's paradise, offering everything from high-end designer boutiques to quirky independent stores and bustling markets. Head to Bullring & Grand Central, one of the UK's largest shopping destinations, where you'll find an array of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle brands under one roof just five minutes from the Pride party! For a more unique shopping experience, explore the Custard Factory in Digbeth, home to an eclectic mix of independent retailers, studios, and creative spaces.


Explore the great outdoors

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city by immersing yourself in Birmingham's tranquil green spaces! Take a leisurely stroll through nearby Cannon Hill Park, where you can admire picturesque landscapes, meet some animal friends at the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, or enjoy a peaceful picnic by the lake. You can also head over to Birmingham Botanical Gardens and relax amongst countless trees, plants, and tropical gardens there!


Experience the city’s fabulous flavours

Take your taste buds on a flavour-filled journey through Birmingham's diverse food scene whilst you’re here for Pride! From traditional British dishes to global cuisines, the city well and truly caters to every palate.

Explore the bustling streets of Digbeth, Birmingham's creative quarter, where you'll find an eclectic mix of street food vendors, trendy cafes, and artisan eateries. The city centre is also filled with fantastic food places to choose from, whether you’re looking for somewhere fancy, relaxed, or in between.

For a taste of local flavours, don't forget to try the famous Birmingham Balti, a spicy and aromatic curry dish that has become a culinary symbol of the city. We recommend checking out as many of Birmingham’s amazing food places as possible whilst you’re here - the city is every foodie’s dream!

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Keep the fun going

The Glee Club

Looking to add even more laughs to your Birmingham Pride weekend? Look no further than the Glee Club Comedy! Nestled in the heart of Birmingham, just a stone's throw away from the festivities, the Glee Club offers a night of laugh-out-loud entertainment which will keep you giggling all weekend long.

Golf Fang

Golf Fang in Digbeth, a neon mini-golf haven and is the perfect place to go head-to-head with pals during the hustle and bustle of Pride! Situated conveniently close to the parade route, step into the world of Golf Fang where colourful obstacles, quirky decor, and lively music create an atmosphere that's equal parts fun and unique. Don’t forget to grab some delicious snacks and cocktails to keep you going!


Dive into the colourful nightlife

After a day of enjoying Pride, it’s time to paint the town rainbow! From lively bars and pubs to chic cocktail lounges and underground clubs, Birmingham offers something for everyone. Get ready to dance the night away in the iconic Gay Village where you’ll find countless LGBTQ+ pubs, bars and clubs!

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Missing Bar 

Missing Bar in the Gay Village is NOT one to miss during your Pride weekend! This vibrant bar hosts extravagant parties where everyone is welcome, with cabaret and drag shows, karaoke, cocktails, and a whole lot of dancing! You can also check out The Nightingale Club or Eden Bar for more parties lasting until the early hours.

Sidewalk Bar

For something a little more low-key but still heaps of fun, Sidewalk Bar is the place to be! Originally a 1930s car showroom, this bar was the first in the gay village to be opened up to street views, challenging negative attitudes towards gay people at the time. Its laid-back, welcoming vibe and brightly-coloured interiors make it the perfect place to continue your celebrations into the night. 


Get some beauty sleep

After a long day at Pride, you’ll want somewhere fabulous to rest your head! Birmingham has so many great LGBTQ+ friendly hotels for you to get some well-needed shut eye in style.

Clayton Hotel

On the doorstep of the Gay Village is the fantastic Clayton Hotel. With spacious rooms, modern amenities, and exceptional service, the Clayton Hotel provides a super-comfortable and convenient home base for exploring all that Birmingham has to offer during Pride weekend.


Malmaison Hotel

If you’re looking to be treated like a queen this Pride, look no further than the Malmaison Hotel located in the Mailbox. Situated in the heart of the city, this stylish hotel offers the ideal retreat for Pride-goers looking to immerse themselves in the festivities whilst enjoying a little slice of luxury.

The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel has an extra-special treat for Pride this year! The magnificent hotel, built in 1879, is offering an exclusive Birmingham Pride Package which includes a two-night stay over Pride weekend, breakfast, a Pride survival kit, and a complimentary drink on the Garden Terrace! What more could you want?

If you haven’t already, be sure to get your tickets for Birmingham Pride 2024 to experience an unmissable weekend filled with singing, dancing, and colourful celebrations. See you there!