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An evening of classical music at Birmingham's Symphony Hall

Home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Hall is the home of classical music in the city. The concert hall has hosted everything from jazz and rock to spoken word and comedy acts, as well as classic cinema screenings and orchestras.

Visit the website to see what's on, then head to the venue for a meal and pre-theatre drinks. Relax and enjoy a performance before heading off to Brindleyplace for drinks and a stroll along the canal.

Explore the ocean at Birmingham's SEA LIFE Centre

Explore the depths of the ocean at Birmingham's SEA LIFE Centre. With over 60 displays and 2000 creatures, it promises a brilliant day out for adults and kids alike.

Meet scary sharks and inquisitive sea turtles, and visit the new Octopus Hideout to come face-to-face with the fascinating creatures. Birmingham's SEA LIFE Centre is also home to the UK's only 360-degree tunnel, giving you a full view of the sea's most fascinating inhabitants.

Canalside dining at the Mailbox

Where London has Chelsea, Birmingham has the Mailbox - a lifestyle and shopping destination with all the luxury shops you could wish for. But there's plenty more to do here besides window shopping.

Visit the BBC's Birmingham studio and try your hand at presenting the weather, or head down to the ground floor for one-of-a-kind art exhibitions. Hungry? You'll find restaurants from French to Italian lining the canal.

Planning a trip to Symphony Hall? Travelodge Birmingham is located just across the canal Near Brindleyplace, while Travelodge Birmingham Central Moor Street Hotel is situated close to artsy Digbeth.