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Cosmopolitan vibes on the edge of Birmingham

A couple of miles from Birmingham city centre, Selly Oak is a bustling, cosmopolitan area, in large part due to its thriving student population. If you visit you'll find plenty of global cuisine and independent boutiques, as well as some of the larger chains. The second city's many attractions, including the Bullring shopping centre and eye-catching library, are within easy reach.

Indulge your sweet tooth at Cadbury World

Kids and chocolate lovers (isn't that everyone?) will have lots of fun at one of Birmingham's most famous attractions. There's 15 different zones to explore, a mouth-watering opportunity to taste test chocolate, chase creme eggs, grow your own cocoa tree, and even a Crunchie rollercoaster for thrillseekers.

Underwater adventures at the National Sea Life Centre

If marine life is of more interest to you or your kids, the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham offers much to explore, with thousands of creatures to see, including sea turtles and penguins, and there's also a 4D cinema if too much wandering proves exhausting. Planning a trip to Selly Oak? There are great Travelodge hotels available only a few miles away in central Birmingham, including Travelodge Birmingham Central Broadway Plaza Hotel, Travelodge Birmingham Central Hotel and Travelodge Birmingham Central Bull Ring Hotel.