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Birmingham United Kingdom, West Midlands

Top reasons to visit:

  • Shopping (5108)
  • Nightlife (1837)
  • Shopping for clothes (956)
  • Food (910)
  • Restaurants (776)
  • Live Music (548)
  • Entertainment (479)
  • Theatre (476)
  • Culture (397)
  • City Trip (366)

Birmingham was highly rated for shopping by 4,414 guests from the United Kingdom!

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Birmingham.

Nasko
Nasko, United Kingdom

7 days ago Report

A visit to the Bullring is a must along with the arcades and malls. Look behind New Street and you will find shops like House of Fraser etc that maybe you thought were not in Birmingham.
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Is there more to shopping in Birmingham than main street stores?

Evelyn
Evelyn, United Kingdom

21 days ago Report

Disappointed with the jewellery quarter and the city centre is lacking in antique dealers. Finally, too much/many renovations happening all at once in the city.

Why would you recommend Birmingham for food?

Mary
Mary, Ireland

7 days ago Report

Ate at a fab Indian Restaurant East to East. Excellent value for really good quality food. Staff excellent.

What should you avoid to make the most of the nightlife in Birmingham?

Natalie
Natalie, United Kingdom

3 days ago Report

We was told to avoid Broad Street as its the trouble-some area but we found it very pleasant and less drama then a Friday night in Brighton. Deff recommend if your under 25. If your over 25, check out the Arcadiam - its more up market, so nice dresses and heels for that one.

Did the theatre performances in Birmingham live up to their reputation?

Rosemary
Rosemary, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

Yes went to L G arena and the journey was very easy by train from the well situated hotel.

What was the most entertaining thing you saw in Birmingham?

Anonymous, Location unknown

22 days ago Report

some brave youth jumped in the canal who couldn't swim, but only to find out after that the water only went up to his knees!!.......

What makes the people from Birmingham so friendly? Tell us your story.

Anonymous, Location unknown

12 hours ago Report

Everyone we met was very friendly and chatted to both myself and my granddaughter. They were interested in why we were visiting Birmingham and also spoke to us about Scotland.

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Stanley
Stanley, United Kingdom

29 days ago Report

Try Fumo - mid price but excellent. Ask was slightly cheaper (city centre also) and good.

What makes the Christmas markets in Birmingham magical?

Anonymous, Location unknown

20 days ago Report

The Christmas markets stretch a long way through the city centre. With lots of variety, some lovely food and drinks. One downside is that the sheer volume of people visiting the market can make it a bit slow to navigate, but still worth a look if you happen to be in Brum. If you do go, keep an eye on your valuables, those kind of crowds can be prime targets for pickpockets.

What can we expect to get our toes tapping in Birmingham?

Anonymous, Location unknown

9 days ago Report

cutting edge live music at 02 arena i came to see RISE AGAINST.
spent the afternoon in the birmingham museum and art gallery at the STAFFORDSHIRE HOARD exibition.

What makes Birmingham one of those classic city trip experiences?

Naomi
Naomi, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

It's got a lovely selection of foods from around the world, along with traditional English pubs and food. There's history right next to shopping centres, for instance there's a beautiful church right by the Bullring shopping centre.

How can you fit in some sightseeing when you're in Birmingham on business?

Anonymous, Location unknown

16 days ago Report

All the major sights are located close to the shopping district. Otherwise a canal boat trip is recommended.

Where's the best place to bust a move in Birmingham?

Chris
Chris, United Kingdom

28 days ago Report

Levana Bar in the Arcadian Centre is the best place to go.

Broad St was unwelcoming, especially mooch and Risa.

What did you enjoy the most about Birmingham pub crawls?

Annmarie
Annmarie, United Kingdom

4 days ago Report

Very entertaining watching every person in town enjoying them selfs
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What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food Birmingham has to offer?

Elaine
Elaine, United Kingdom

23 days ago Report

Buying the Birmingham "INVITATION BOOK" that has lots of offers on hundreds of restaurants in and around the Birmingham area.. Buy one meal get the other free...available for use in chain restaurants and independents...also offers on McDonalds!!

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Birmingham?

Alison
Alison, United Kingdom

3 days ago Report

Go to see the pre-Rafaelite rooms in the art gallery and, if you get the chance, go to choral evensong in the cathedral. The Birmingham Rep is also a must.

What did you discover about the museums in Birmingham that wasn't in the guidebooks?

Philippe
Philippe, France

21 days ago Report

Thinktank Science Museum is very nice and great for the kids.

What makes fine dining in Birmingham different?

Sharon
Sharon, United Kingdom

17 days ago Report

There is a variety of places you can experience. So many new places I have found in Birmingham which I never even knew existed and have been pleasantly surprised.
  • Luxury Brand Shopping 195 endorsements
  • 4 answers

What makes Birmingham the best place to max out your credit cards?

Naomi
Naomi, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

There are plenty of decent shops, there's also the huge market and in November-December there's the special Christmas Market too.

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