Birmingham Capital Of Culture
If you like your city breaks with a big helping of culture, Birmingham is the perfect place for you.
The city’s events calendar is jam-packed, so you’re bound to find something fun happening– it could be anything from an outdoor arts or comedy festival to a celebration of whisky or literature.
Birmingham’s food scene is red hot – in more ways than one. The famous ‘Balti Triangle’ is home to some of Britain’s best spicy Indian curries, and you can sample even more fiery favourites at Lasan, named Best Local Restaurant on Gordon Ramsay’s F Word programme.
Birmingham has a temperate maritime climate, like much of the British Isles, with average maximum temperatures in summer (July) being around 21.3 °C (70.3 °F); and in winter (January) around 6.7 °C (44.1 °F). Birmingham is a snowy city relative to other large UK conurbations, due to its inland location and comparatively high elevation
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TRAVELLING TO BIRMINGHAM BY AIR
- 900/900A (connecting Birmingham and Coventry)
- 966 (connecting Erdington and Solihull)
- 97/97A (Birmingham City Centre to Birmingham Airport – 24/7)
- 75/75A (connecting Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham International Station)
- 91 (connecting Chelmsley Wood and Birmingham International Station
Timetables can be accessed via Network West Midlands
TRAVELLING TO BIRMINGHAM BY TRAIN
TRAVELLING TO BIRMINGHAM BY BUS
TRAVELLING TO BIRMINGHAM BY COACH
GETTING AROUND IN BIRMINGHAM ON FOOT
GETTING AROUND IN BIRMINGHAM VIA THE METRO
For details, call the Centro Hotline 0121 200 2787, visit the Network West Midlands Website or contact:
Travel Midland Metro METRO CENTRE Potters Lane Wednesbury WS10 0AR
Tel: (0121) 502 2006 Fax: (0121) 556 6299.
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Visit Website – www.bullring.co.uk
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ABOUT GRAND CENRAL
If travelling by car and you’re using a Sat Nav, then enter the postcode B2 4BW or street name Hill Street for the Grand Central Car Park
Visit Website – grand central Birmingham .
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CAFES / BARS
Birmingham has a great selection of cafés and Bars, ranging from atmospheric
independent cafés to ultra modern and trendy wine bars.
A short walk from the city centre takes you into an area with some of the best independent bars in Birmingham.
occupies three floors – a stylish mezzanine overlooking the main bar and a luxurious function room in the basement
21 Ludgate Hill St Pauls Square Birmingham B3 1DW
Tel: 0121 439 2121
the live music bar whose musical director is none other than the Rhythm and Blues maestro, Jools Holland.
St Pauls Square Birmingham B3 1QU
Tel: 121 200 3030
A welcoming retreat. Get comfy in an armchair as you listen to low-level smooth grooves and sip premier champagnes, bottled beers or carefully crafted cocktails.
Newhall Place Newhall Hill Birmingham B1 3JH
TEL: 0121 212 9837
A hub of sparkling, buzzing nightlife. Chill with music and drinks.
Offering ready cocktails, drinks and sandwiches, wraps and flatbreads. And with a sweet pizza, pancakes
The Mailbox, 132-134 Wharfside St,
B1 1RQ TEL:: 0121 632 1460
Nicknamed ‘The Champagne Bar of Birmingham’ for a great glass of fizz.
Malmaison Hotel The Mailbox Birmingham B1 1RD
TEL: 0121 246 5000
Jump from one pulsating bar to the next on Broad Street which acts as a magnet for party-goers from Birmingham and beyond.
For the best food and drink this side of the big red rock.
266-271 Broad Street Birmingham B1 2DS
TEL: 0121 632 5712
6 On Broad Street
The latest opening on Broad Street which also incorporates Jongluers. An awesome bar, diner and nightclub.
259-262 Broad Street Birmingham West Midlands B1 2HF
TEL: 0121 632 4936
The Gentleman & Scholar
At the Hyatt Regency Birmingham is a sophisticated but welcoming pub styled on a traditional tavern with a contemporary twist.
2 Bridge Street
TEL: 0121 643 1234
Tree-lined squares and canalside cool draw people to the stylish bars situated in Brindleyplace.
Is a must for al fresco dining overlooking the picturesque Oozells Square.
6 Oozells Square Brindleyplace Birmingham B1 2JB
TEL: 0121 632 6882
Has quickly gained a reputation for producing quality cocktails and creating a relaxed atmosphere in which to imbibe them.
11, BRINDLEYPLACE, BRINDLEY PLACE,
2 BRUNSWICK SQUARE,
TEL: 0121 631 1600
A fantastic range of restaurants offering food from all over the world, whether Indian or Italian, Spanish or Greek, Chinese or Lebanese. Birmingham has what you fancy.
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Rooftop Restaurant and Bar
Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the River Avon while fine dinning.
Waterside Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 6BB
TEL: 01789 403493
Enjoy the best in food and drink ranging from fine dining options to a quick bite before the show.
TEL: 0844 338 9000
New Hall Hotel
where you can enjoy fine dining in the 13th Century medieval Manor House, or eat al fresco on their terrace and admire the moat and grounds.
TEL: 0121 378 2442
Deep Caribbean Experience
34 Bristol Street,
Tel: 0121 622 3332
393-395 Soho Road
TEL: 0121 507 1911
Rabbean Co Ltd
17 Thorp Street
0121 622 5573
Cafe Rouge – New Street
98 New Street
City Centre – Birmingham
TEL: 0121 633 8125
1 Fletchers Walk
TEL: 0121 212 1288
9 Brindley Place
TEL:0121 633 7333
Chung Ying Garden
17 Thorp Street,
Tel: 0121 666 6622
Oriental Bar & Restaurant ( THE )
128-130 Wharfside Street,
Tel: 0121 633 9988
Flaming Dragon Birmingham
230 Broad street
Tel: 0121 633 8882
Itihaas Indian Restaurant
Corner of Fleet Street & New Hall Street
18 Fleet Street, Hockley
Tel: 0121 212 3383
Five ways Leisure Complex,
Tel: 0121 643 4808
12-22 Newell Street,
Tel: 0121 200 2767
Shaba Balti Restaurant
163-165 Ladypool Road
Tel: 0121 440 2893
377-379 Ladypool Road
Tel: 0121 449 4110
256-258 Ladypool Road
Tel: 0121 449 1861
396 Coventry Road,
Tel: 0121 766 5799
TEL: 0121 634 3055
12 Holloway Circus,
TEL: 0121 654 6000
24 Ludgate Hill,
Tel: 0121 233 2277
26 Great Western Arcade,
Tel: 0121 236 2313
The Ryder Grill, The Belfry
Tel: 0844 234 7786
Sonnets Restaurant at Wroxall Abbey
Birmingham Road, Wroxall,
TEL: 01926 484470