Shopping in Birmingham

Birmingham is a vibrant shopping destination with bustling high streets and indoor centres housing your favourite fashion, beauty, home, and electronic stores.


What is the main shopping centre in Birmingham?

Bullring and Grand Central takes centre stage as Birmingham's largest shopping centre. This architectural marvel, featuring the iconic Selfridges Birmingham building, has become synonymous with Birmingham's retail resurgence. Boasting over 160 shops, including one of only four Selfridges in the world, the Bullring offers a diverse and comprehensive shopping experience, catering to various tastes. Birmingham has firmly established itself as a premier shopping destination in the UK. The Bullring, with its extensive range of shops, plays a pivotal role in shaping the city's reputation as a retail haven.

While the Bullring is a retail giant, Grand Central deserves recognition as a significant player in Birmingham's shopping landscape. Integrated with New Street Station, Grand Central offers an extensive array of shops and dining options, contributing to Birmingham's status as a shopping hub.

This one-stop destination has everything under one roof, allowing you to shop 'til you drop, rain or shine. Whether you’re window shopping or ready to splash some cash, you’ll find a range of brands from Jacquemus, Gucci, and Skims to JD Sports, Monki, and River Island. Don't forget the extensive range of tasty places to eat and drink once you’re all shopped out.


How many shops are there in Birmingham city centre?

Birmingham city centre is home to over a thousand shops when you combine the Bullring, Grand Central, and the surrounding streets. This bustling district caters to a broad spectrum of preferences, whether you're into high-end fashion or prefer exploring local, independent boutiques.

Just a stone’s throw away from the Bullring and Grand Central are the bustling high streets of Birmingham, hosting notable retailers like Boots, Marks & Spencer, Holland & Barrett, and the world’s largest Primark and Greggs!

Slightly further afield but within easy walking distance are six small shopping arcades: Great Western Arcade, Piccadilly Arcade, The Minories, Burlington Arcade, City Arcade, and The North Western Arcade. While some may no longer be trading in full capacity, the architecture alone is worth the visit.

A stroll along Birmingham New Street (and its beautiful side roads) will lead you to more of the city’s hidden gems, entertainers, and independent boutiques.


Which station is best for shopping in Birmingham?

New Street Station takes the spotlight as the ideal entry point for those eager to explore Birmingham's shopping scene.

With its strategic location, the station provides easy access to the Bullring and Grand Central, ensuring a seamless start to your shopping spree.


Other places to shop in Birmingham

Other noteworthy areas include The Mailbox and Jewellery Quarter. The Mailbox is home to premium labels, luxury department store Harvey Nichols, and a selection of bars and restaurants boasting the best views of Birmingham’s canals.

The Jewellery Quarter is where over 700 incredible jewellers and independent retailers reside. Discover years of heritage and inventions, and don't forget, over 40% of the UK’s jewellery is still produced in the Quarter.

Conveniently located further afield in the West Midlands’ Cannock, just 30 minutes from Birmingham, McArthurGlen is Europe's leading owner, developer, and manager of designer outlets. Home to the most sought-after luxury, designer, and high street brands, they offer guests year-round savings of up to 60% in the UK.




  • Birmingham New Street Station to Bullring & Grand Central – 5 minute walk
  • Birmingham New Street Station to The Mailbox – 6 minute walk
  • Birmingham New Street Station to Primark – 8 minute walk
  • Birmingham Moor Street Station to Bullring & Grand Central – 1 minute walk
  • Birmingham Moor Street Station to The Mailbox – 13 minute walk
  • Birmingham Moor Street Station to Primark – 6 minute walk
  • Birmingham Snow Hill Station to Bullring & Grand Central – 11 minute walk
  • Birmingham Snow Hill Station to The Mailbox – 12 minute walk
  • Birmingham Snow Hill Station to Primark – 8 minute walk

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