Birmingham, one of the UK’s hidden gems. From its industrial history to the cultural melting pot it is today, sadly, this beautiful city is not necessarily a destination that is high on the list for most tourists. Or at least it wasn’t.
Now, the jewel in the Midlands crown is shining brightly and is becoming recognised for leading the way in food, art, music, architecture – and everything in between. With some old fashioned charm and a friendly disposition the locals welcome everyone with open arms and while the residents remain their usual friendly selves, the city moves with the times.
From fantastic restaurants, to shopping that pleases the fussiest of buyers and from night-life that rivals the biggest cities in London, to art galleries and events to attract culture vultures from all over the UK – Birmingham has a lot going on. So with all that in mind, why not take a look at one of our hotels in Birmingham, book yourself in for a weekend, and discover some of this vibrant city’s hidden gems?
1. Digbeth Dining Club
Leading the way in the transformation of Birmingham is Digbeth, an area not far from the city’s famous Bullring and teeming with start-ups, independent shops, bars and clubs that keep the place humming till dawn.
At the heart is Digbeth Dining club, a glorious mixture of food, music and art which mirrors the foodie revolution happening all over the country. The street food is the best you can get anywhere in the city, and with prices between £5-£6, it’s affordable too.
Couple this with the club’s links with local bands and art groups and you’ve got one hell of a night out!
2. The Jewellery Quarter
The perfect place to find a literal hidden gem, Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is by far and away a Midlands girl’s best friend. With over 500 jewellery shops, you are bound to find what you’re looking for, whatever your budget. It’s great if you like a good barter too, after all, there’s no shortage of competition!
3. Cow, Digbeth
If fashion is more your thing, then look no further than vintage clothes boutique, Cow, again in hip and happening Digbeth.
What started off as a small Brummie secret is now a fully-fledged couture destination for UK fashionistas. With everything you could want, such as vintage Levis, T-shirts, shoes and accessories for both men and women, this is the ideal location for those who like to look good (and like no one else).
So if you aren’t already looking for hotels in Birmingham – why not? Start planning your trip today and hunt out these and plenty more of the hidden gems that Birmingham has to offer.