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Birmingham City Holidays

An unassuming historical haven

The city of Birmingham has become a popular point of intrigue for viewers of the iconic Peaky Blinders series – and who can blame them? This eclectic city offers far more than a great setting for a television show. The Brummies are full of heart, and it shines through in the city’s ever-growing social scene, independent businesses, and historic landmarks, which all culminates in a city centre you’ll struggle to pull yourself away from. 

Shop 'til you drop

If you’re looking to lose yourself in the world of fashion, then Bimingham might just be the place. The Bullring shopping centre offers an eclectic mix of high street and luxury fashion – from Selfridges to Zara – so you’re simply spoilt for choice. In fact, visitors can start shopping from the moment they step off the train from the airport at Grand Central Station, or even take a breather with a glass of fizz at the Champagne bar.  

A brief history

There’s much to know about Birmingham, and many may be surprised by the sheer amount of history that lies beneath the streets of this industrial city. Are you a fan of Lord of The Rings? Well, Middle Earth just so happens to have been inspired by the buildings and environment of Birmingham. Do you love Cadbury Chocolate? The Cadbury family started making chocolate in Bournville, a village on the southwest side of Birmingham, over 100 years ago. So much to see and learn, so little time!

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Your Birmingham questions, answered

Birmingham city centre is easily navigated on foot, but if you fancy going further afield, Grand Central Station offers links across the Midlands. If you’re planning on heading to Bournville to visit Cadbury World, you can hop on a train for just 20 minutes before reaching your destination. The tram service also stops in many places around Birmingham if you fancy giving your feet a rest.
Birmingham knows how to provide a good time, and there’s something for everyone. If you’re looking for live music and independent bars, head to St. Paul’s Square, where you’ll find beautiful cobblestoned streets and the sounds of live soul music. If you’re in need of a good pub or cocktail, take a short stroll to Digbeth and enjoy the creative scene of Birmingham’s once-industrial heartland. 
Birmingham is the only English city outside of London to have five Michelin-starred restaurants, so even the most particular of palates is well catered for. You’ll find many independent restaurants alongside a number of chains, so you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy. Head into Moseley for cheese and wine, curry, or Mexican…you’ll find it all.