Your Go-To Birmingham City Guide

Home to one of our local offices, Britain’s second largest city of Birmingham, is not just one of the UK’s liveliest destinations, it showcases both independent art and street food scenes to a restaurant sector bubbling with innovation, it also is home to some of the best attractions that the UK has to offer.

We’ve got you the best selection of things to do in infamous Birmingham, the home of Cadbury’s and Peaky Blinders to name a few. So if you want to know how to do ‘Brum’ the best way, then here you have it!

Psst…did you know we have a Birmingham Office? It’s located in the Custard Factory! 


First up we have the Malmaison Birmingham, this stylish hotel is located in The Mailbox (the former Royal Mail sorting office), home to BBC Midlands, luxury shopping and some epic canal-side restaurants and bars!

Next, we have the art-deco styled Birmingham Marriott Hotel, set in the heart of Birmingham‘s commercial district, this hotel is close to the ICC, NIA and shopping district. This hotel is only a hopscotch away from Edgbaston Cricket Ground too!

Finally, we have the Clayton Hotel, ideally located in the heart of Birmingham city centre, just a few minutes walk from both Moor Street and New Street station. This hotel is perfect for exploring the sights and delights of Birmingham city centre!

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The Original Patty Men is known to be one of Birmingham’s favourite burger restaurants, nestled in a Digbeth archway! There are five burgers on the menu, as well as daily specials and an exciting variety of sides. Megastar Drake also ate here, which of course is the ultimate kudos for this epic burger bar! OPM even started out in Digbeth Dining Club!

Digbeth Dining Club has changed the face of Brum’s alternative food scene ever since it started way back in 2012. The street market is held every Thursday to Sunday, in the heart of Digbeth, right by the legendary Custard Factory. Several of the best vendors have gone onto become award-winners, so you’ll be sure to get a true taste of the best Birmingham has to offer.

If you’re looking for something a little more luxurious, head to Purnell’s, a fine dining restaurant run by Michelin starred chef, Glynn Purnell. Purnell’s promises the ultimate gourmet adventure throughout the variety of tasting menus, with one of particular note being the Brummie Tapas!

night cap

Beer and Pizza. Pizza and beer. Has there ever been a greater combination throughout all history? We think not. Located in Digbeth, Dig Brew promises a winning combination of excellent homebrewed beer, live music and epic pizzas! This is the true definition of a hidden gem, just off the beaten track but well worth the journey!

This independent bottle shop and taproom is full of Birmingham’s young creative’s, located in the heart of Birmingham’s creative district, the Custard Factory. Clink Beer has a bottle shop, growler fill and tasting room with a rotating selection of beers on tap, and over 200 bottled and canned craft beers sourced from the best breweries and micro-breweries in the world, all available to take home or drink in!

If you’re working in or near to The Mailbox, then Gas Street Social is the one for you! Overlooking the beautiful canals Birmingham has to offer, this vibrant bar has some of Birmingham’s best cocktails! Gas Street cocktails are serious business, artisan, craft cocktails and even a cocktail on tap (yes, you heard us correctly – on tap, like beer…but a cocktail)!

must see sights

Discover Birmingham’s most stylish shopping, lifestyle and restaurant destinations in The Mailbox, stroll through the Jewellery Quarter which dates back more than 250 years or explore the architectural triumph that is the Library of Birmingham, with its subterranean amphitheatre and secret garden with panoramic views over the city.

If you are travelling with children then make sure to visit the Thinktank and of course Cadbury World (a visit wouldn’t be complete without it – no matter what your age)!

Remember! Our dedicated team work with a range of clients in the media industry and with over 30 years experience we provide the winning solution for all your travel needs.

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