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Guidebook for Birmingham

Food Scene
Buffet Bonanza offering Indian and Pakistani Cuisine for a flat fee. Worth going just to try the variety.
Ziryab Executive Buffet
35-41 Highfield Rd
Buffet Bonanza offering Indian and Pakistani Cuisine for a flat fee. Worth going just to try the variety.
NEARBY / DELIVERY AVAILABLE Classy Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries etc, with free home delivery. Slightly pricey, but worth it.
Roqitoz Urban Diner
755 Alum Rock Rd
NEARBY / DELIVERY AVAILABLE Classy Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries etc, with free home delivery. Slightly pricey, but worth it.
Flavoursome South Indian Food - Idly, Dosai, Pongal etc. They also do a buffet offer on weekend mornings. Give them a call before you set off...
MrIdly
169-171 Hagley Rd
Flavoursome South Indian Food - Idly, Dosai, Pongal etc. They also do a buffet offer on weekend mornings. Give them a call before you set off...
***** Award winning Five Star Restaurant with excellent choice of wines and A La Carte Menu. Be prepared for an enjoyable long evening.
Peel's Restaurant
***** Award winning Five Star Restaurant with excellent choice of wines and A La Carte Menu. Be prepared for an enjoyable long evening.
Authentic Bavarian food, much more than a cafe. Good for lazy sunday mornings and brunches.
The German Cafe
403 Stratford Rd
Authentic Bavarian food, much more than a cafe. Good for lazy sunday mornings and brunches.
NEARBY / TAKEAWAY -Interesting twist on steaks with a variety of other sides available
IBRAHIMS grill & steak house
1159 Warwick Rd
NEARBY / TAKEAWAY -Interesting twist on steaks with a variety of other sides available
***** Argentinian restaurant with a wonderful, powerful, wood-fired grill that's situated at the front of the open-plan kitchen; highlight section is the steaks; probably the best in town.
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Fiesta del Asado - Edgbaston Argentinean Steak Restaurant & Latin Cocktail Bar
229 Hagley Rd
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***** Argentinian restaurant with a wonderful, powerful, wood-fired grill that's situated at the front of the open-plan kitchen; highlight section is the steaks; probably the best in town.
NEARBY TAKEAWAY Excellent Fish & Chips, also serves Doner Kebabs and Burgers. Good value for money.
Yew Tree Fish Bar
2-4 Stoney Ln
NEARBY TAKEAWAY Excellent Fish & Chips, also serves Doner Kebabs and Burgers. Good value for money.
NEARBY TAKEAWAY / EATERY -Great value Turkish / ? Cypriot food. Full English Breakfasts. 6 min walk from the residence.
Marmaris Turkish BBQ
NEARBY TAKEAWAY / EATERY -Great value Turkish / ? Cypriot food. Full English Breakfasts. 6 min walk from the residence.
NEARBY TAKEAWAY / DELIVERY Good value selection of Chippie shop Menu.
Blu's Kebab House
NEARBY TAKEAWAY / DELIVERY Good value selection of Chippie shop Menu.
NEARBY DELIVERY Arguably beats the stuffing out of other branded Pizzas!
Slice Of New York
NEARBY DELIVERY Arguably beats the stuffing out of other branded Pizzas!
Consistently praised by our clients. Excellent customer service and great menu. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Jilabi Indian Restaurant
2065 Coventry Rd
Consistently praised by our clients. Excellent customer service and great menu. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Drinks & Nightlife
This stylish complex has everything from a hotel to a large casino and multiplex / Imax cinema. Wide variety of classy restaurants. Good parking facilities, also easily reached by trainlines.
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Resorts World Birmingham
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This stylish complex has everything from a hotel to a large casino and multiplex / Imax cinema. Wide variety of classy restaurants. Good parking facilities, also easily reached by trainlines.
The street that buzzes and heaves as dusk falls, with partying and revelry spilling over into the early hours of the morning. Great variety of nightclubs, bars, restaurants and pubs to choose from.
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Broad Street
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The street that buzzes and heaves as dusk falls, with partying and revelry spilling over into the early hours of the morning. Great variety of nightclubs, bars, restaurants and pubs to choose from.
Fair variety of bars and eateries catering to the late night reveller. 5 miles from the residence.
High Street
Fair variety of bars and eateries catering to the late night reveller. 5 miles from the residence.
Parks & Nature
Sutton Park is a 2,400 acre National Nature Reserve located 6 miles north of the city centre. It’s one of the largest urban parks in Europe and is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The park has open heathland, woodlands, seven lakes, wetlands, and marshes - each with its own rich variety of plants and wildlife, some rarely seen in the region. Cattle and wild ponies graze on the land.
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Sutton Park
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Sutton Park is a 2,400 acre National Nature Reserve located 6 miles north of the city centre. It’s one of the largest urban parks in Europe and is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The park has open heathland, woodlands, seven lakes, wetlands, and marshes - each with its own rich variety of plants and wildlife, some rarely seen in the region. Cattle and wild ponies graze on the land.
5 minutes away, has great views of the Birmingham skyline and a large circular running track in peaceful surroundings.
Oaklands Recreation Ground
5 minutes away, has great views of the Birmingham skyline and a large circular running track in peaceful surroundings.
Set in the picturesque Old Yardley Conservation Village, has a mixture of ancient woodland copse, lawns and running tracks. Adjoins the ancient St Edburgha's Church.
Old Yardley Park
Set in the picturesque Old Yardley Conservation Village, has a mixture of ancient woodland copse, lawns and running tracks. Adjoins the ancient St Edburgha's Church.
Cannon Hill Park is the City Park located less than 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham, just off the Pershore Road (A441) in the south of the city. It runs along the River Rea from Stirchley to Edgbaston cricket ground. An area with a diverse industrial history (mainly forges and mills in the 16th Century), it is now one of city’s five premier parks and has been awarded Green Flag status. There are walkways and cycle routes along side the River Rea aimed at catering for wildlife enthusiasts, those seeking exercise and people looking for a good day out. Cannon Hill has many different habitats including, lakes, pools and a wonderful collection of trees. It is home to the Midlands Arts Cent
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Cannon Hill Park
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Cannon Hill Park is the City Park located less than 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham, just off the Pershore Road (A441) in the south of the city. It runs along the River Rea from Stirchley to Edgbaston cricket ground. An area with a diverse industrial history (mainly forges and mills in the 16th Century), it is now one of city’s five premier parks and has been awarded Green Flag status. There are walkways and cycle routes along side the River Rea aimed at catering for wildlife enthusiasts, those seeking exercise and people looking for a good day out. Cannon Hill has many different habitats including, lakes, pools and a wonderful collection of trees. It is home to the Midlands Arts Cent
Sightseeing
Dating from 9th century AD in it's oldest part, the church is named after St Edburgha, King Alfred's daughter who gave up her status as princess to join the monastic order. The church sits besides Old Yardley Park, which houses an ancient copse of woodland dating to Roman times.
St Edburgha's Church, Yardley
Dating from 9th century AD in it's oldest part, the church is named after St Edburgha, King Alfred's daughter who gave up her status as princess to join the monastic order. The church sits besides Old Yardley Park, which houses an ancient copse of woodland dating to Roman times.
The name says everything. This is a must visit destination for any mobike enthusiast or just really anyone. Breathtaking in scope and detail..............
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The National Motorcycle Museum
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The name says everything. This is a must visit destination for any mobike enthusiast or just really anyone. Breathtaking in scope and detail..............
Discover a fine Tudor house and beautiful gardens just a few miles from the heart of the city. The beautiful Elizabethan house is one of the oldest buildings in Birmingham and is a typical example of Tudor architecture. It was built in 1590 by Richard Smalbroke, a member of one of Birmingham’s leading merchant families, and was designed to show the wealth and status of the owner. The traditional herb garden, orchard and grounds are a peaceful haven for visitors, and for butterflies and birds! At Blakesley Hall we have created a herb garden similar to the one we think the Smalbroke family would have had in Tudor times.
Blakesley Hall
Discover a fine Tudor house and beautiful gardens just a few miles from the heart of the city. The beautiful Elizabethan house is one of the oldest buildings in Birmingham and is a typical example of Tudor architecture. It was built in 1590 by Richard Smalbroke, a member of one of Birmingham’s leading merchant families, and was designed to show the wealth and status of the owner. The traditional herb garden, orchard and grounds are a peaceful haven for visitors, and for butterflies and birds! At Blakesley Hall we have created a herb garden similar to the one we think the Smalbroke family would have had in Tudor times.
Entertainment & Activities
Multiplex VUE cinema complex with a variety of restaurants, free parking and Casino.
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StarCity
32 Watson Rd
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Multiplex VUE cinema complex with a variety of restaurants, free parking and Casino.
A wide variety of retail shops, eateries, cinemas and a casino. Easy access from NEC and Birmingham International.
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Resorts World Birmingham
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A wide variety of retail shops, eateries, cinemas and a casino. Easy access from NEC and Birmingham International.
Arts & Culture
Beautiful complex with a rolling calendar of classical and popular music and art performances. Widely considered one of the finest Concert Halls in the world, Symphony Hall sits in the bustling heart of Birmingham City centre and as well as being home to the CBSO also hosts the best in jazz, world music, folk, rock, pop and stand-up comedy. The Hall also plays an important role in the life of the region and is regularly used for community events, graduation ceremonies and conferences. It is not only easily this country’s finest concert hall, but also assuredly among the world’s best - Sunday Telegraph after the inaugural concert in April 1991.
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Symphony Hall
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Beautiful complex with a rolling calendar of classical and popular music and art performances. Widely considered one of the finest Concert Halls in the world, Symphony Hall sits in the bustling heart of Birmingham City centre and as well as being home to the CBSO also hosts the best in jazz, world music, folk, rock, pop and stand-up comedy. The Hall also plays an important role in the life of the region and is regularly used for community events, graduation ceremonies and conferences. It is not only easily this country’s finest concert hall, but also assuredly among the world’s best - Sunday Telegraph after the inaugural concert in April 1991.
First opened in 1962, mac birmingham is a pioneering arts complex for everyone. Their mission; to make art an important part of people’s lives. Located in Cannon Hill Park, just two miles south of the city centre, the MAC attract over 850,000 visits every year, drawing audiences from across the UK and beyond. Specialising in contemporary work, MAC offers a busy programme of theatre, dance, independent cinema, music, spoken word, comedy, exhibitions and special events, as well as a wealth of practical classes in all aspects of creativity, from playing musical instruments to ceramics and jewellery-making.
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mac
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First opened in 1962, mac birmingham is a pioneering arts complex for everyone. Their mission; to make art an important part of people’s lives. Located in Cannon Hill Park, just two miles south of the city centre, the MAC attract over 850,000 visits every year, drawing audiences from across the UK and beyond. Specialising in contemporary work, MAC offers a busy programme of theatre, dance, independent cinema, music, spoken word, comedy, exhibitions and special events, as well as a wealth of practical classes in all aspects of creativity, from playing musical instruments to ceramics and jewellery-making.
The iconic Library of Birmingham is situated on the west side of the city centre at Centenary Square, beside the Birmingham Rep (to which it connects, and with which it shares some facilities) and Baskerville House. The library, which is estimated to have cost £188.8 million is viewed by the Birmingham City Council as a flagship project for the city's redevelopment. It has been described as the largest public library in the United Kingdom, the largest public cultural space in Europe and the largest regional library in Europe. There are regular free exhibitions and activities and the area provides for an uplifting day out for all.
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Library of Birmingham
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The iconic Library of Birmingham is situated on the west side of the city centre at Centenary Square, beside the Birmingham Rep (to which it connects, and with which it shares some facilities) and Baskerville House. The library, which is estimated to have cost £188.8 million is viewed by the Birmingham City Council as a flagship project for the city's redevelopment. It has been described as the largest public library in the United Kingdom, the largest public cultural space in Europe and the largest regional library in Europe. There are regular free exhibitions and activities and the area provides for an uplifting day out for all.
This is where it all started - JRR Tolkien's epic masterpiece was woven from this magical spot in Birmingham. Well worth exploring, and kids would enjoy it as well.
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Sarehole Mill Museum
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This is where it all started - JRR Tolkien's epic masterpiece was woven from this magical spot in Birmingham. Well worth exploring, and kids would enjoy it as well.
The birthplace of William Shakespeare, if not of Modern English Literature... Many spots of beauty, culture and history. Well worth spending a full day.
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Stratford-upon-Avon
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The birthplace of William Shakespeare, if not of Modern English Literature... Many spots of beauty, culture and history. Well worth spending a full day.
Shopping
In addition to retail and boutique outlets, has a cinema, multiple restaurants and adjoins M&S, John Lewis, House of Fraser and Waitrose. Opens into Solihull High Street
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Touchwood Shopping Centre
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In addition to retail and boutique outlets, has a cinema, multiple restaurants and adjoins M&S, John Lewis, House of Fraser and Waitrose. Opens into Solihull High Street
The Selfridges Building is a landmark building in Birmingham, England. The building is part of the Bullring Shopping Centre and houses Selfridges Department Store. The building was completed in 2003 at a cost of £60 million and designed by architecture firm Future Systems. It has a steel framework with sprayed concrete facade. Since its construction, the building has become an iconic architectural landmark and seen as a major contribution to the regeneration of Birmingham. It is included as a desktop background as part of the Architecture theme in Windows 7. Huge variety of shopping outlets and food venues dot the building and around it.
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Selfridges
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The Selfridges Building is a landmark building in Birmingham, England. The building is part of the Bullring Shopping Centre and houses Selfridges Department Store. The building was completed in 2003 at a cost of £60 million and designed by architecture firm Future Systems. It has a steel framework with sprayed concrete facade. Since its construction, the building has become an iconic architectural landmark and seen as a major contribution to the regeneration of Birmingham. It is included as a desktop background as part of the Architecture theme in Windows 7. Huge variety of shopping outlets and food venues dot the building and around it.
A wide variety of retail shops, eateries, cinemas and a casino. Easy access from NEC and Birmingham International.
Miller & Carter Resorts World
A wide variety of retail shops, eateries, cinemas and a casino. Easy access from NEC and Birmingham International.
Fresh fish, fruits and vegetables. Arrive early for the best bargains....
Bull Ring Indoor Market
Fresh fish, fruits and vegetables. Arrive early for the best bargains....