48 hours

If you're only in this city for 48 hours...

If you're only in this city for 48 hours...

You can pack a lot into a couple of days – try this itinerary to make the most of it.

Barber Institute Of Fine Arts

Barber Institute of Fine Art

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts is home to Europe’s finest art deco concert hall, and boasts a chamber music and recital series dating back to 1945. The Barber Institute also has one of the finest collections of European art in the UK.

Big Brum Open Top Buz Tour

Big Brum Open Top Buz Tour

A live guided exciting adventure through Birmingham, 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 Crowna and the Golden Mile.

Birmingham Cathedral

Birmingham Cathedral

Birmingham Cathedral is the oldest building in the city centre still used for its initial purpose. It was consecrated as the parish church of St Philip’s on the 4 October 1715. It’s a Grade I listed building.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery first opened in 1885. It is housed in a Grade II listed city centre landmark building. There are over 40 galleries to explore that display art, applied art, social history, archaeology and ethnography.

Bullring

Bullring

Bullring is the glamorous heart of Birmingham with over 160 shops. 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

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.

Gas Street Basin

Gas Street Basin

Gas Street Basin is the heart of Britain’s canal network. In days gone by it was the hub of a thriving canal transport network and would have been alive with the sound of cargoes being loaded and unloaded.

Heritage Motor Centre

Heritage Motor Centre

The Heritage Motor Centre is home to the world’s largest collection of British Cars; it boasts nearly 300 cars in its collection which span the classic, vintage and veteran eras and is a mecca for car enthusiasts.

Ikon Gallery

Ikon Gallery

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.

MPW Steakhouse

MPW Steakhouse

First impressions of the skyline Marco Pierre White Steakhouse are spectacular as you experience 360 degree panoramic views overlooking the city, located at the top of The Cube building.

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

The Museum is built around a perfectly preserved jewellery workshop offering a unique glimpse of working life in the famous Jewellery Quarter. Today the factory is a remarkable museum, which tells the story of the area.

Simpsons Restaurant

Simpsons

Simpsons has enjoyed a reputation for refined cooking and excellent service for almost 20 years and has held a Michelin star since 2004. The restaurant is situated in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston within a Grade II listed building.

Soho House

Soho House

Soho House was the elegant home of the industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton from 1766 to 1809. The house has been beautifully restored and reflects the fashions and tastes of the late Georgian period.

The Mailbox

Mailbox

From the latest men’s and women’s designer fashions – including the fabulous Harvey Nichols department store – a range of exclusive eateries and buzzing bars with a canal-side view, The Mailbox has all you need for the perfect day out.

The Old Crown

The Old Crown

The Old Crown offers a rich character of tradition but with a modern twist. The food is all made from the best fresh produce and prepared to the highest standard, along with the best British ales and craft beers around.

The Pen Museum

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.

Warwickshire Country Parks

Warwickshire Country Parks

Warwickshire County Council Country Parks Service has 5 Country Parks, 3 Greenways and 1 Nature Reserve across Warwickshire including Kingsbury Water Park, Kenilworth Greenway and Hartshill Hayes Country Park.

Winterbourne House

Winterbourne House

A rare surviving example of an early 20th century suburban villa and garden open to the public 7 days a week with a range exhibition rooms offering an insight into Edwardian life both above and below stairs.