Quick Guide 48 Hours in Birmingham

Best Photo Opportunities in Birmingham, UK

As the second largest city in the UK and a top tourist destination, Birmingham is obviously packed with interesting attractions, all sorts of restaurants and bars, parks, you name it. However, the greatest gift the city offers comes for free: photo opportunities around every corner. Whether you’re a photography aficionado or a pro looking for new subjects, you’ll want to have your phone or camera fully charged before heading out to these locations.


Birmingham is loved by many for skillfully navigating the delicate balance between the old and the new, the historic and the modern. Park Regis Birmingham has unparalleled views of Birmingham City Centre. Stop by for Afternoon Tea, cocktails, breakfast lunch or dinner at 1565 Restaurant and Bar. The views will always be exceptional.

For true panoramic views, Edgbaston Reservoir is located just outside the city. meaning that a walk along the park’s paths will place Birmingham right on the horizon. What’s more, the park itself is a serene location ideal for walking or jogging.


Our version of Venice is better seen from The Mailbox, a shopping centre home to high-end shops—shopping spree, anyone? Or better yet, pick one of the restaurants and bars alongside the canal to get a fantastic shot, especially at sunset. If you would rather be amongst the heart of Birmingham’s nightlife, Brindley Place is where you want to be. A walk along the many bridges crossing the canals will offer plenty of interesting angles.



As mentioned above, Birmingham’s modern and historic architecture are famous amongst locals and visitors alike. To take gorgeous shots of our historic district, you must visit The Jewellery Quarter to get a sense of what life in the city was once like. Fast forward to the 21st Century, The Bullring and the Library of Birmingham dominate the skyline with their abstract shapes. The contrast between Birmingham’s classic brick and stone, and concrete and metal, are better appreciated through a lense.

But this isn’t all there is to see in Birmingham. The Park Regis Birmingham blog is packed with travel tips and insider’s information on the best sights in town.

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