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Things to do in Birmingham - City Guide by IHG


Discover Birmingham

Birmingham is the definition of an eclectic city. In the various neighbourhoods, you'll find everything from ancient history to arts districts to cozy family residential areas and green spaces. Buildings and museums dating back to the 1100s sit alongside modern aquariums and re-purposed factories. Communities of local artists and farmers share their creations in shops and galleries of all sizes. As the second-largest city in the United Kingdom, Birmingham sits about 110 miles northwest of London nearly at the center of England. It stakes its claim as a center of UK society and culture as well.


Top Birmingham Guides

Historic landmarks, beautiful green areas and creative districts make this city a one of a kind experience. Plan carefully so you don't miss any of the highlights during your time in this fascinating city.


Music and Entertainment in Birmingham

Whether you like exciting sporting events or dramatic performances, you'll find something to enjoy in Birmingham.



Top Birmingham's landmarks

A vacation in this city gives you endless options to fill your itinerary with busy, noisy urban activities or quiet green spaces and everything in between.


Best places to eat in Birmingham

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can find an amazing culinary experience in Birmingham.



Day Trips nearby Birmingham

When you're visiting Birmingham, you have many options for day trips in and around the city.


Short visit? Only 24-48 hours in Birmingham

Check out these tips for some ways to fill one day in Birmingham with fun and excitement.


Birmingham Neighbourhoods

The Birmingham area includes distinctive neighbourhoods, and each one has a unique feel that sets it apart.

Where to Stay

With more than 30 hotels throughout Birmingham’s neighbourhoods, IHG has everything you need for a wonderful stay.

Hotel Indigo Birmingham

Things to Do

Find the best local tours, activities and attractions in Birmingham and earn 1,000 IHG® Rewards Club points.

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Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park is home to a unique collection of animals from across the world.


Be transported into an amazing underwater world at SEA LIFE Birmingham!



Museum and Art Gallery, St Philip’s Square, the Bullring & St Martins, Grand Central and plenty of surprises.


Find out more about Birmingham with a walking tour starting and ending at the Library of Birmingham in Centenary Square.


Experience some of the best restaurants throughout Birmingham and book your reservation using OpenTable.