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Birmingham The United Kingdom, West Midlands

Top reasons to visit:

  • Shopping (5566)
  • Nightlife (2035)
  • Clothes Shopping (1227)
  • Food (1015)
  • Restaurants (921)
  • Live Music (608)
  • Theater (531)
  • Entertainment (529)
  • Culture (462)
  • City Trip (384)

Birmingham was highly rated for shopping by 10 guests from the United States!

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

Nasko, The United Kingdom

17 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.

Is there more to shopping in Birmingham than just brand-name stores?

Peter, The United Kingdom

12 days ago Report

There are some very good vintage stores out towards the Custard Factory in Digbeth with is worth a look if you are into those sorts of clothes. The meat and rag market is also great to look around and there are some lovely things to get to eat there.

Why do you recommend Birmingham for food?

Mary, Ireland

17 days ago Report

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

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

marilyn, The United Kingdom

21 days ago Report

The Alexandra theatre is small and cosy and puts on good productions. It's fairly comfortable although the tiered seating is not great. If you are short you will struggle to see above the head of the person n front.

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

Peter, The United Kingdom

12 days ago Report

Eating around the jewellery quarter there are some nice gastro pubs but around Bennett's Hill there are some excellent restaurants which are away from Broad Street and the chain restaurants in Brindley Place.

What was the most entertaining thing you saw in Birmingham?

Anonymous, Unknown location

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

Natalie, The United Kingdom

14 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.

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

Anonymous, Unknown location

10 days 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.

What makes the Christmas markets so magical in Birmingham?

Anonymous, Unknown location

10 hours 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.

Where's the best place to go dancing in Birmingham?

Chris, The United Kingdom

7 days ago Report

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

Broad St was unwelcoming, especially mooch and Risa.

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

Anonymous, Unknown location

26 days ago Report

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

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

Anonymous, Unknown location

19 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, The United Kingdom

20 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 get the most authentic cultural experience in Birmingham?

Yvonne, The United Kingdom

8 days ago Report

By talking to people and trying all the different resturaunts. Walking around the town centre and visiting the Christmas Market or normal markets at any other time of the year.

What did you enjoy most about bar hopping in Birmingham?

Annmarie, The United Kingdom

14 days ago Report

Very entertaining watching every person in town enjoying them selfs
  • Culturally Diverse Food 212 endorsements
  • 6 answers

What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food Birmingham has to offer?

Elaine, The United Kingdom

2 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!!

What makes fine dining in Birmingham stand out?

Sharon, The United Kingdom

27 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.

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

Philippe, France

19 hours ago Report

Thinktank Science Museum is very nice and great for the kids.
  • Convenient Public Transportation 41 endorsements
  • 5 answers

Was it cheap, fast, or easy to use? What made it so simple to get around in Birmingham?

Naomi, The United Kingdom

20 days ago Report

Everything is quite near everything else in the city centre. Even if something is a bit far out, there are plenty of buses and there are regular trains too.

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