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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Shopping Centre
“One of Birmingham's main (if not the main) central transportation hubs. Providing access links all of the country, along with the majority of connecting links to main tourist connections across the West Midlands. Situation on the door step of Birmingham's Bullring Shopping Centre, its architecture is truly not one to be missed. The Bullring Shopping Centre, one of the most renowned shopping centres in the UK, boasts level upon level of high-end shopping experiences. From fine dining restaurants to the luxuriously designed Selfridges. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
History Museum
“Great place to visit for lovers of contemporary Art to Egyptian mummies and discovering the History of Birmingham from local treasures, artefacts and interactive displays reveal captivating stories of Birmingham from the last 500 years ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Uncover a world of chocolate delights and enjoy a fascinating, fun-packed family day out at Cadbury World in Bournville, Birmingham!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Premise
“Lots of fun and actives for everyone. The firework display in November is spectacular.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Aquarium
“The National Sea Life Centre is an aquarium with over 60 displays of freshwater and marine life in Brindley Place, Birmingham, England. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Less than an hour away! Just fab! Must do! When driving from Cannock Chase Airbnb, make sure you take route through Stafford and lanes as it is much more pictures' than M6.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Café
“Haddon seems to be constantly in demand as a film and television location. Most recently it has been the location for the 2011 film version of Jane Eyre, starring Mia Wasikowska and directed by Cary Fukunaga. Franco Zefferelli and the BBC have also filmed versions of Jane Eyre here. One of the earliest films based at Haddon tells the romantic story of John Manners and Dorothy Vernon, Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall, starring Mary Pickford. Whilst not filmed at Haddon, the interiors appear to have been inspiration for the set designs. Haddon has also played cameo roles in Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightley, and The Other Boleyn Girl featuring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. A favourite film amongst our visitors in the know is The Princess Bride, where Haddon was the location for Prince Humperdinck's castle. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Convention Center
“Something always going on here, ranging from Crufts to Grand Designs and the National wedding show. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Night clubs, bars, pubs, entertainment, food in the heart of Birmingham you will find plenty of evening events”
  • 15 locals recommend
Museum
“Wonderful museum. Featured regularly in Peaky Blinders and the pub was in the recent Laural and Hardy film. Great for all the family and one of my favourites. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
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
Lake
“At Carsington Water you can walk or cycle (bikes for hire) around the lake - 9 miles - you can hire a boat, fish or study the fabulous wildlife from the hides . Art installations are fun and accessible. The visitors centre houses a good restaurant, a few gift shops and ice-cream parlor. There is a good size playground for the children and lots of grass areas to have a picnic. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Establishment
“Located on the picturesque Birmingham canal, the mailbox boasts everything from boutique cinema screen to the rather lavish Harvey Nichols department store. The Mailbox allows for a romantic walks down the canal, followed by a top class meal, surrounded by the ambience of local entertainment. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Route
“Built around the historic canals of the city, Brindleyplace is an established landmark which attracts visitors from all over the world to explore the canal network. Book a barge and enjoy a boat trip to get the full experience.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Establishment
“When first built reckoned to be the best acoustic space for live music performance in the world and still fantastic!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Park
“Cannon Hill Park is a park located in south Birmingham, England. It is the most popular park in the city, covering 250 acres consisting of formal, conservation, woodland and sports areas. Recreational activities at the park include boating, fishing, bowls, tennis, putting and picnic areas”
  • 14 locals recommend