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Best things to do in Birmingham

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Premise
“Birmingham New Street is the largest and busiest of the three main railway stations in the Birmingham City Centre, England. It is a central hub of the British railway system.”
9 locals recommend
Light Rail Station
“Birmingham's latest shopping and food scene with a variety of cuisines and department stores, conjoined with Birmingham New Street railway station. Visiting is a must!”
7 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“This is the oldest running cinema in the country that offers a unique and iconic movie-going experience from running the classics, screenings of significant events and more.”
16 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Newest addition to Birmingham - the shops and restaurants at the new, New Street station”
11 locals recommend
Bar
“Bacchus makes the grade thanks to its sheer wackiness. It’s one of those places that’s always fun to duck into with a visiting friend, if only to watch their reaction to the extravagant décor within. The venue is tucked away on the basement floor of the Burlington Arcade, a complex of hotels and shops in the centre of town, and located on one of Birmingham’s oldest streets. Dating back to 1398, this is a pub that’s taken the historical theme of the area and ran wild with it. ”
6 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“With over 40 locations across the U.K, we’re here to get the party started no matter the occasion. Heading out for catch up drinks? Got a Birthday? Or just having a spontaneous wild one? We’ve got the tunes, cocktails and party vibe to get you in the mood!”
3 locals recommend
Department Store
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“Best shop! Amazing architecture in Birmingham's brand new Grand Central Station!”
4 locals recommend
Cafe
“An independent and cosy coffee shop awarded the Certificate Of Excellence on TripAdvisor with freshly made pastries and cakes”
3 locals recommend
Train Station
“Birmingham New Street is the largest and busiest of the three main railway stations in the Birmingham City Centre, England. It is a central hub of the British railway system. It is a major destination for Virgin Trains services from London Euston, Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley via the West Coast Main Line,[1] and the national hub of the CrossCountry network – the most extensive in Britain, with long-distance trains serving destinations from Aberdeen to Penzance.[2] It is also a major hub for local and suburban services within the West Midlands, including those on the Cross City Line between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch and the Chase Line to Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley.”
6 locals recommend
Train Station
“Mainline station: served by Virgin Trains and London Midland, trains frequently go to many local destinations as well as Birmingham International for the airport and the NEC and London Euston”
6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
1 local recommends
Premise
“Designer Shop, Quality Jewellers, Bar, Hairdresser in a traditional Arcade off New Street, Birmingham”
1 local recommends
Route
1 local recommends