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Hotel Details Local Guide

Location

  • This hotel is in the city center
  • Closest City: Birmingham
  • Distance from the Hotel: 0.5 MILES

Airport

Birmingham International Airport (BHX)

Nearest Train Station

Birmingham New Street

Nearest Subway Station

International Convention Centre

Distance to Hotel: 2 MI/ 3.22 KM West

10 Hours

Convention Center

International Convention Centre

Distance to Hotel: 2 MI/ 3.22 KM West

10 Hours

Attractions

Cadbury World

National Sea Life Centre Birmingham

Nearby Businesses

PwC

KPMG

Barclays

Ernst & Young

HSBC

Royal Haskoning

HRG

RBS

Grant Thornton

DLA Piper

What's New

If you think libraries are dull, the Library of Birmingham, a 15-minute walk from the hotel, will change your mind. Designed by the Dutch architect Francine Houben, the building looks like a stack of glittering gift boxes. The interior includes an underground theatre, a room to house the library's leading Shakespeare collection and a glass elevator to a roof garden with city views.

Tips

Sure, it's easy to stick to the Bullring, Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser for your shopping needs, but the Great Western Arcade, just up the road from the hotel, offers something different. This Victorian shopping arcade was built in the late 19th century to cover a section of the Great Western Railway. Today, it houses indie boutiques and eateries sandwiched between ornate stone entrances.

Don't Go Home Without

Pay a visit to the Ikon Gallery, one of Britain's premier contemporary art venues, housed in a neo-Gothic former school building. The free, not-for-profit gallery aims to make art accessible to everyone, not only showing works by famous locals, but also doing outreach with schools and sponsoring competitions among schoolchildren as a means of stoking the imagination.

Must See

About a mile southeast of the hotel, the Custard Factory is a creative complex of shops, galleries and offices within a series of former factory buildings. Dubbed Birmingham's Creative Quarter, this is a great place to check out local designer wares, try a sweet snack from one of several food manufacturers set up here or see an art exhibition or an evening dance performance.

Must Do

If you have kids, love chocolate or both, head to Cadbury's World, a theme park just half an hour's train ride south of the hotel, with exhibits dedicated to the history and making of chocolate. Travel through 14 zones to learn about Willy Wonka-esque manufacturing practices, visit a full-scale replica of John Cadbury's 19th-century shop and see some of Cadbury's most memorable ads.

Sports Venue

LA Fitness Birmingham

Distance from hotel: 0.3 MI/ 0.48 KM North

Museum or Gallery

Distance from hotel: 1 MI/ 1.61 KM South West

Sightseeing Tours

Distance from hotel: 0.01 MI/ 0.02 KM East

Movie Theaters

Odeon Cinema

Distance from hotel: 0.2 MI/ 0.32 KM South

Park Details

Cannon Hill Park

Distance from hotel: 1.9 MI/ 3.06 KM South