Birmingham is an exciting city for a weekend break. There are art galleries, museums, historical attractions, music, nightlife and family-friendly attractions including a chocolate factory. Whether you visit the city for holiday or for work, there are great accommodation options for all budgets from affordable hotels to luxury hotel suites in birmingham.
Places to Visit
Birmingham was an important city during the Industrial Revolution and there are many landmarks from the era around the city. Anyone who likes history and art should visit Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter where you can find four excellent museums, dozens of jewellery shops, many art galleries and around 200 historic buildings. Those who like medieval history should also pay a visit to the Warwick Castle and explore its history that goes back to at least a thousand years.
Birmingham is a centre for arts and music. The Symphony Hall is famous around the world, and the Ikon Gallery is a popular venue for contemporary art. The Glee is a famous venue for entertainment and offers comedy and music with many of of Britain's most famous stars on the stage. Birmingham also has a great nightlife with many restaurants, bars and clubs.
For the Whole Family
The Cadbury World is a chocolate factory and a theme park with lots of things to do and to see for the kids. You can learn how chocolate is made and participate in chocolate making, taste chocolates and try the rollercoaster or enjoy the 4D cinema.
The Science Museum is actually made of ten different galleries that all have their own themes. There is a lot to see here for everyone in the family, including a planetarium with modern digital technology and an outdoor Science Garden. In the BBC Birmingham buildings you can try what it feels like to be a TV presenter and read a news item and record it, or you can book a studio tour to see how TV shows are made behind the scenes. Go Ape is an adventure park in a forest where you can fly a zip wire, try high rope obstacles or see if you are brave enough to try the Tarzan Swings.
Birmingham is located in the West Midlands and it is easy to get to from anywhere in the UK. There are several daily trains from London London to Birmingham, and regular affordable coaches. There are also regular flights between Birmingham and other cities in the UK.