Once you have arrived in Birmingham
Onward travel: Buses in Birmingham
Onward travel from Birmingham New Street is convenient and easy thanks to the Midland Metro Tram service which connects the station with the city centre and surrounding suburbs. The bus services within the city will take you practically everywhere. There is also a taxi rank right outside the station for those who prefer to travel directly. You can also book a cab in advance through a local cab company.
Shopping in Birmingham
The shopping scene in Birmingham has something for everyone, from modern high street stores to vintage clothing markets and designer department stores. If you’re looking for a gift or just feel like a browse, the world- famous Jewellery Quarter is the ideal place to visit. The Bullring and Grand Central Station are larger shopping malls that make a perfect day out with family and friends.
If you’re looking for a more unique shopping experience, visit one of the arcades, like the Victorian-era Western Arcade. For high fashion, head to The Mailbox shopping centre where you can shop the latest from major runways as well as local luxury designers.
Culture in Birmingham
Birmingham is the perfect destination for culture lovers. There is an abundance of art galleries and museums, such as the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery which is home to Renaissance masterpieces. Thinktank or Cadbury World are both a great day out for you and your family. If theatre interests you, see a contemporary play at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
There is also a good variety of restaurants in the city with options that include Italian, Greek, Asian, Jamaican and American food. Lots of bars, pubs and clubs make up Birmingham’s great nightlife scene – head to Broad Street or Southside to get in on the action.
Spending time in Birmingham?
Whether you’re looking to have a fun day out or are planning a longer stay, our Birmingham Guide can help you plan the perfect trip!