Reasons to visit Birmingham!
There are loads of things to do here – but make sure you don’t miss these.
Back to Backs
Get an atmospheric glimpse into the lives of the ordinary people who helped make Birmingham an extraordinary city. On a fascinating guided tour, step back in time at Birmingham’s last surviving court of back to back houses.
Big Brum Open Top Buz Tour
A live guided exciting adventure through the UK’s second city, the Big Brum Open Top Buz Tour is the very best way to explore the global city with a local heart. The tour includes the Jewel in the Crown and the Golden Mile.
Bullring is the glamorous heart of Birmingham with over 160 imaginative and desirable shops to explore. It’s helped to transform shopping in Birmingham – making it one of the most popular destinations for retail therapy in the UK.
Cannon Hill Park
Cannon Hill Park was opened to visitors in 1873 and is made up of 80 acres of formal parkland and 120 acres of conservation and woodland plantation and has successfully achieved Green Flag status for the past 14 years.
Ikon is an internationally acclaimed contemporary art gallery located in Brindleyplace. It shows temporary exhibitions, commissions new work and delivers a programme of free events and bookshop.
Library of Birmingham
The Library of Birmingham is a major new cultural destination that provides a showcase for the city’s internationally important collections of archives, photography and rare books. Find it right in the city centre.
National Sealife Centre
Visit the National SeaLife Centre where the fascinating marine life includes giant turtles, Asian short-clawed otters, hammerhead sharks and a two-metre Bowmouth shark.There’s also a colony of Gentoo Penguins.
The Custard Factory
The Custard Factory is the most powerful collection of creative and digital businesses, independent shops and event venues. Just over five minutes walk from the Bullring, it is the heart of the city’s creative quarter.
The Pen Museum
The Pen Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy of the ‘Birmingham’ pen. There is ongoing research into the social, historical and technical aspects of the trade and the Jewellery Quarter itself.