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What to do in Birmingham

Things to do in Birmingham

All About Birmingham

Birmingham is one of the most dynamic entertainment destinations in the UK. Offering everything from canal side bars and international club nights to comedy and great restaurants. The city is a great place to be, whether for business or leisure. It offers great family days out with attractions such as the Sealife Centre and Cadbury World, but is also a hotspot for a weekend away with friends, thanks to the Bullring and Mailbox shopping centres and the bustling nightlife areas of Broad Street, Brindley place, the Jewellery quarter and the Arcadian.

Birmingham, as the UK’s second city isn’t short of things to do. From famous shopping areas to a lively nightlife, it is a great place for all ages to visit and enjoy.

The Bullring shopping centre is a great spot for high-street browsing, while the Mailbox is home to the city’s high-end shops. Broad Street is home to the city’s main strip of bars and clubs, with many restaurants located in nearby Brindley Place.

The city is home to an abundance of performance spaces – the ICC, Barclaycard Arena, Symphony Hall, Rep Theatre, Hippodrome, the NEC and the Genting Arena. With many of these venues offering concerts and shows throughout the week for locals and visitors to enjoy.

Birmingham is also home to a number of sports stadiums from Edgbaston Cricket Ground which is only 2.2 mile away (or a 12 minutes drive) to Villa Park, where you can soak up the atmosphere and catch top level teams in action.

Park Regis is close to many of Birmingham’s best attractions, providing you with a luxurious base for your visit, as well as being only 10 minutes by train from Birmingham International Airport.

Staying in Birmingham

Birmingham has great road and rail links, making visiting and getting around a breeze. If you are looking for a place to stay in Birmingham, whether an inner-city haven of calm or a simply chic base, Park Regis offers a great location as well as a range of luxurious hotel facilities and ultimate comfort.

Whether you are in visiting for business purposes or for leisure, the hotel’s central location will enable you to explore the UK most up and coming city, grasping its best sides.

Spending a Weekend in Birmingham

If you are planning to come and stay for a few days time in Birmingham, have a look at our Insider’s Weekend-end Guide to discover  what to do in Birmingham, where to eat, what to visit and where to shop and go out.

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Events, Shows & Festivals in Birmingham

Birmingham is a vibrant, multicultural city and is home to a number of popular events each year. From Eid celebrations to the German Christmas markets, special times of the year are celebrated in style, ensuring no visitors ever run out of things to do.

Visitors from all over the world come to celebrate events and festivals in Birmingham from the Aegon Classic tennis championships to renowned music festivals such as Mostly Jazz. On a local level, food festivals and monthly meetings such as Digbeth Dining Club draw in the crowds to enjoy sociable dining across the city.

When visiting the city for an event or festival, Park Regis provides the perfect base, located in at the heart of the city centre, and easily accessible form New street and Five ways train stations.

Where to go Out in Birmingham?

Whether you are looking for star-filled theatres, comedy clubs, bars or hot night spots Birmingham is the place to party from dusk ’til dawn.

Located on Broad Street you couldn’t be more in the heart of the city centre to the best Nightlife Birmingham has to offer.

Where to go Shopping in Birmingham?

Birmingham is also known for being a shopping paradise. From shopping at high-end malls such as the Mailbox, enjoying the Bull Ring Shopping centre to bargain-hunting at the world famous Birmingham markets, the City Centre has it all.

Find out more more about Birmingham and view our Birmingham guide.