Your ultimate guide to Birmingham

Discover Birmingham's best things to do, restaurants, theatre and nightlife

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15 great things to do in Birmingham
Things to do

15 great things to do in Birmingham

There’s bags of bostin’ things to do in Brum

The best hotels in Birmingham
Hotels

The best hotels in Birmingham

Birmingham has a wealth of hotel rooms – and there are plenty of reasons for making a weekend of it in the UK’s second city. They include shopping (check out the eye-popping Selfridges building), culture (exhibitions at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery; gigs at the O2 Academy), and fun (Cadbury World in Bournville), not to mention a wide choice of bars and restaurants. Whether it’s for business or leisure, the best hotels in Birmingham are a pleasingly varied bunch, from small one-off boutique options to glitzy international chains.

The best cheap hotels in Birmingham
Hotels

The best cheap hotels in Birmingham

Looking for a Birmingham bargain? Here’s a cheeky tip when it comes to finding cheap hotels in the Midlands metropolis: its status as a conference hotspot means that there are often great deals to be had at weekends, especially if you don’t mind staying slightly out of the centre. Even if you need to stay midweek, the sheer volume of rooms helps to keep the prices down across its numerous cheap spots. Whether you’re here for the International Convention Centre (ICC), Cadbury World, the Symphony Hall, hitting great bars or the balti trail, we’ve rounded up the best cheap hotels in Birmingham for your perusal.

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11 of the West Midlands' weirdest street names

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Birmingham in pictures

27 photos from the '90s Birmingham club scene

27 photos from the '90s Birmingham club scene

The clothes were bad, the haircuts awful - but the parties were incredible

15 photos of Birmingham by Vanley Burke
Art

15 photos of Birmingham by Vanley Burke

Fascinating images from the archive of the 'grandfather of British black photography'

22 retro pictures of Birmingham in the '80s
Things to do

22 retro pictures of Birmingham in the '80s

Photos from a Sunday morning stroll around town in 1983

28 Amazing Birmingham street art images from City of Colours
Art

28 Amazing Birmingham street art images from City of Colours

The walls of Digbeth are an art gallery - if you know where to look