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25 most delicious restaurants in Birmingham
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The very best hotels in Birmingham
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The top ten Birmingham attractions
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Plan your trip to Birmingham

The best cheap hotels in Birmingham
Hotels The best cheap hotels in Birmingham

The city's status as a conference hotspot means that there are often great deals to be had at weekends

The best waterside spots in Birmingham
Things to do The best waterside spots in Birmingham

Including a Victorian reservoir, a slew of bars by the canal quarter and an open-air, salt-water lido

The best independent shops in Birmingham
Things to do The best independent shops in Birmingham

Whether you’re looking for arty jewellery, artisan whisky or a cult graphic novel

The 11 best museums to visit in Birmingham
Museums The 11 best museums to visit in Birmingham

A trip to the coffin museum, anyone?   

The top art galleries in Birmingham
Things to do The top art galleries in Birmingham

Expect elegant displays of fine art alongside a vibrant contemporary scene

The best theatres in Birmingham
Things to do The best theatres in Birmingham

A shout out to the acting pedigree the city sends forth: from Trevor Eve to Martin Shaw

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Where to eat in Birmingham

Local Michelin starred eateries
Restaurants Local Michelin starred eateries

Expect more Michelin starred spots here than any other city in the UK outside London

The best cheap eats in Birmingham
Restaurants The best cheap eats in Birmingham

Including hearty meals at a local "karczma"—Polish for inn or tavern

Best brunch spots in Birmingham
Restaurants Best brunch spots in Birmingham

Even local pubs know a thing about how to knock up a quality morning repast

20 top Indian restos in Birmingham
Restaurants 20 top Indian restos in Birmingham

We'll be unequivocal on this: there is no better place in the UK for Indian food than Birmingham

The best coffee shops in Birmingham
Restaurants The best coffee shops in Birmingham

From artisan roasters and chichi coffee houses to old-school cafés 

8 awesome places to take afternoon tea
Restaurants 8 awesome places to take afternoon tea

As it turns out, you can have your miniature cake and eat it, too

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Where to drink in Birmingham

The 17 best bars in Birmingham
Bars and pubs The 17 best bars in Birmingham

Decadent DJ bars, underground drinking dens and secret spots only the coolest of cool kids know of

The best pubs in Birmingham
Bars and pubs The best pubs in Birmingham

Plenty neighbourhood boozers with changing ales and board games aplenty await

9 awesome craft beer bars in Birmingham
Bars and pubs 9 awesome craft beer bars in Birmingham

The West Midlands have a rich brewing tradition, after all

10 very best cocktail bars in Birmingham
Bars and pubs 10 very best cocktail bars in Birmingham

Including The Botanist, a rustic gardening themed bar boasting potted plants and awesome cocktails

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Nightlife in Birmingham

Birmingham's best live music venues
Music Birmingham's best live music venues

Head to Alfie Bird's, a multi-storey temple to coolness with a split-level personality

The 10 best local gay bars and clubs
Bars and pubs The 10 best local gay bars and clubs

From flamboyant party spots in which to let it all out to understated bars and cafes

9 outstanding clubs in Birmingham
Clubs 9 outstanding clubs in Birmingham

Whether it's Ibizan house music or big names in UK bass that make you want to move

The best comedy clubs in Birmingham
Nightlife The best comedy clubs in Birmingham

Comedy clubs! Improv nights! Sketch shows! 

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