Our hotel teams are experts when it comes to their cities and love to give our guests insider tips on their city’s hidden gems and the best things to see & do. So in response to this research, we asked our Birmingham team to create a short video on how to see the best of their city in just 36 minutes on foot or just a short car ride from the hotel!



With so many things to do and see in Birmingham, learn more about booking a city break.

Exploring beyond Birmingham

Birmingham is a vibrant, culturally-rich city that’s full of wonderful ways to fill your time, but don’t miss the surrounding area – there are lots of places to visit outside the city itself, including:

  • National Trust Hanbury Hall and Gardens
  • The National Motorcycle Museum
  • Sheepwash Local Nature Reserve
  • Black Country Living Museum
  • Drayton Manor Theme Park

Travelling to and from our hotel in Birmingham

Getting to and from our hotel in Birmingham is easy, thanks to its excellent location. Here’s how to get to Birmingham from some of the UK’s major cities:

Manchester to Birmingham: 2 hours via the M6 or 1 hour 40 minutes by train
Newcastle to Birmingham: 3 hours 40 minutes via the A1(M) or 3 and a half hours by train
Leeds to Birmingham: 2 hours 20 minutes via the M1 or 2 hours by train
London to Birmingham: 3 hours via the M40 or 1 and a half hours by train

Staff Recommends

The Gift: Visit Harbourne High Street for a selection of vintage and independent boutiques   (11min taxi)

The Caffeine Fix: For a morning caffeine hit, try Urban Coffee Company (5min taxi, 14min walk)

The View: For one of the most unique views of the city, go to the top of Birmingham Library (3min taxi, 7min walk)

The Stroll: Take the Old Canal Walk from the Mailbox to Brindley Place and on past the NIA. Follow the canal until you emerge at Snow Hill (4min taxi, 11min walk)

The Food and Drink: Sample some of the best curries in Birmingham at the award winning Pushkar (Less than 1min walk)

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