Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots
Birmingham is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

1. Birmingham

West Midlands, West Midlands
City · 26 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: The city is full of large & small music and arts venues. Lots of events for free or at accesible prices. Great cafés, pubs & restaurants are scattered around it. There's something for everyone!

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

2. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

8.6
Chamberlain Sq, Birmingham, West Midlands
History Museum · 36 tips and reviews

John C.John Chilton: Its free and has the best collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings in the world- Go!

Brindleyplace is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

3. Brindleyplace

9.0
2 Brunswick Street, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, West Midlands
Plaza · 20 tips and reviews

TeaBellyTeaBelly: A mix of business, restaurants and bars near the canals. Named after the 18th century canal engineer James Brindley...Great place to grab a bite to eat and drink and a lot nicer than nearby Broad St!

Victoria Square is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

4. Victoria Square

8.0
New St., Birmingham, West Midlands
Plaza · 21 tips and reviews

Sony Mobile WTASony Mobile WTA: Walk around in the city centre and come to the famous Victoria Square. It is home to the Town Hall, Council House, a giant fountain of a bathing woman and a drab statue of Queen Victoria.

Birmingham Cathedral and Churchyard is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

5. Birmingham Cathedral and Churchyard

7.8
Colmore Row, Birmingham, West Midlands
Church · 22 tips and reviews

M C.M Cybrum: The churchyard is the most central green space in Birmingham so is a popular meeting spot for young people, sunbathing spot in good weather, and lunch spot for office workers.

Birmingham City Council House is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

6. Birmingham City Council House

Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands
City Hall · 2 tips and reviews
The Mailbox is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

7. The Mailbox

7.3
Wharfside St., Birmingham, West Midlands
Shopping Mall · 36 tips and reviews

Dirk K.Dirk K.: Nice place with restaurants and bars in Birmingham. Good for walk along the canals.

O2 Academy Birmingham is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

8. O2 Academy Birmingham

6.6
16-18 Horsefair, Birmingham, West Midlands
Music Venue · 36 tips and reviews

Sony Mobile WTASony Mobile WTA: Are you are a fan of bands like "The Strokes" or "Primal Scream"? Then the best rock and pop venue in town is the place for you.

The Drop Forge is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

9. The Drop Forge

7.7
6-10 Hockley St, Birmingham, West Midlands
Gastropub · 9 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: Try the chocolate tart with mascarpone and bitter orange sauce. It's delicious!

Harborne High Street is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

10. Harborne High Street

High St., Birmingham, West Midlands
Road · Harborne · 1 tip

Iván F.Iván Farías: Do a charity shop crawl!

The Junction is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

11. The Junction

7.7
212 High St., Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands
Pub · Harborne · 20 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: The Prix Fixe menu (£11) is a great deal! But drinks are very expensive compared to nearby pubs.

Dragon BBQ is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

12. Dragon BBQ

Broadway Plaza (at Ladywood Mdwy), Birmingham, West Midlands
Chinese Restaurant · 6 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: Best restaurant in Birmingham! Bring your student ID card for a 10% discount.

The Electric is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

13. The Electric

8.7
47-49 Station St, Birmingham, West Midlands
Indie Movie Theater · 23 tips and reviews

FlorFlor: Don't forget to print your student voucher 2x1 Sunday-Thursday from studentbeans.com. If you are not a student, you still can get 2x1 with the Vouchercloud app.

14. The REP Theatre

Centenary Square (Broad Street), Birmingham, West Midlands
Theater · 5 tips and reviews
Symphony Hall is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

15. Symphony Hall

9.1
Centenary Sq (at Broad St), Birmingham, West Midlands
Concert Hall · 8 tips and reviews

Adam S.Adam Selley: Students can get £5 tickets if they go to venue on the night of the show and there are unfilled seats

The Vale Lake is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

16. The Vale Lake

The Vale (University of Birmingham), Birmingham, West Midlands
Lake · Edgbaston · 3 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: Walk, jog or run around The Vale Lake: the lakeside path is 500m-long; the flat lakeside path on the west and then the uphill bit on the east is 800m-long. Do the maths for your desired distance!

Winterbourne House & Garden is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

17. Winterbourne House & Garden

8.0
58 Edgbaston Park Rd. (University of Birmingham), Birmingham, West Midlands
Garden · Edgbaston · 8 tips and reviews

FlorFlor: A hidden treasure in Birmingham. The tea room has a lovely atmosphere.

Barber Institute of Fine Arts is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

18. Barber Institute of Fine Arts

7.4
Edgbaston Park Rd (University of Birmingham), Birmingham, West Midlands
Art Gallery · Edgbaston · 8 tips and reviews

TeaBellyTeaBelly: Opened in 1939 by Queen Mary and given a five star rating by Penguin Books 2005 'Britain's Best Museums and Galleries', being only one of five to be awarded outside of London.

Edgbaston Pool is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

19. Edgbaston Pool

Lake · Edgbaston · No tips or reviews
The Plough is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

20. The Plough

9.0
21 High St, Harborne, West Midlands
Pub · Harborne · 50 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: If you're coming to The Plough on a Friday, book a table. It gets incredibly busy!

Bourn Brook Walkway is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

21. Bourn Brook Walkway

Bourn Brook Walkway (Btwn Harborne Ln & Stonehouse Hill), Birmingham, West Midlands
Other Great Outdoors · Harborne · 3 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: An amazing place at your doorstep! Come late in the afternoon to watch the sunset. It's a breathtaking experience!

Café Blend is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

22. Café Blend

Orion Building, Navigation St., Birmingham, West Midlands
Coffee Shop · 24 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: Try the Hazelnut Hot Chocolate! Far much better than the Starbucks one!

Ikon Gallery is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

23. Ikon Gallery

8.3
1 Oozells Sq (Brindley Pl.), Birmingham, West Midlands
Art Gallery · 19 tips and reviews

Richard G.Richard Gregory: Recommended: For over four decades, Ikon has maintained its lead at the cutting edge of contemporary art with its diverse artistic programme. Pop in Tues - Sun from 11AM - 6PM to check it out. Read more.

The Bell is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

24. The Bell

6.8
11 Old Church Rd, Harborne, West Midlands
Pub · Harborne · 6 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: An amazing pub at your doorstep!

Al-Frash Balti is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

25. Al-Frash Balti

7.2
186 Ladypool Rd., Birmingham, West Midlands
Indian Restaurant · 5 tips and reviews

FlorFlor: There's a £46 menu for 4 people but it could easily feed a party of 5. Great place!

Running Track is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

26. Running Track

University of Birmingham (off Pritchatts Rd & University Rd W), Birmingham, West Midlands
College Track · Edgbaston · 2 tips and reviews
Hare & Hounds is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

27. Hare & Hounds

8.0
106 High St (at Waterloo Rd.), Birmingham, West Midlands
Pub · Moseley and Kings Heath · 22 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: There are great gigs here almost everyday!

The Genting Arena is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

28. The Genting Arena

7.9
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands
Music Venue · 34 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: The best way to get here is by train. On gig days there are special direct services between Birmingham International and Birmingham New Street, so you'll be back in the city centre in no time!

The Horseshoe Bar is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

29. The Horseshoe Bar

6.1
1214 Stratford Road Hall Green (School Road), Birmingham, West Midlands
Gastropub · Hall Green · 6 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: Great food, good drinks, relaxed ambience and excellent service! What's not to like about this place?

Villa Park is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

30. Villa Park

7.8
Trinity Rd (at Witton Ln & Witton Rd), Birmingham, West Midlands
Soccer Stadium · Aston · 51 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: Students of the University of Birmingham can get discounted tickets for Aston Villa matches from the Aston Villa Club Store in New Street or the Guild of Students on campus.

The Hawthorns is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

31. The Hawthorns

7.7
Halfords Ln (Birmingham Rd), West Bromwich, Sandwell
Soccer Stadium · 21 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: Students can get tickets for home matches for as little as £25 on the official West Bromwich Albion website! Read more.

Frankfurt German Christmas Market is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

32. Frankfurt German Christmas Market

Victoria Sq. (at New St.), Birmingham, West Midlands
Market · 69 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: On weekends, avoid the crowds by making it here before 5 PM. Once you've secured a good spot, go grab a beer and a sausage!

Edgbaston Reservoir is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

33. Edgbaston Reservoir

8.2
Off Reservoir Rd, Birmingham
Reservoir · 14 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: The path around the reservoir is mostly dirt so it's indeed great for running or cycling but not so much after rainy days.

St. Augustine of Hippo, Edgbaston is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

34. St. Augustine of Hippo, Edgbaston

Lyttelton Rd (Melville Rd), Edgbaston, West Midlands
Church · 2 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: An amazing Victorian landmark located right in the heart of Edgbaston! The carvings above the main entrance are magnificent!

Worcester & Birmingham Canal is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

35. Worcester & Birmingham Canal

8.2
West Midlands, West Midlands
Canal · 5 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: Wave at the boaters and count how many wave back. It's fun!

6/8 Kafé is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

36. 6/8 Kafé

8.7
6-8 Temple Row, Birmingham, West Midlands
Coffee Shop · 38 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: The best café in Birmingham. Its friendly service, great coffee and tasty food makes it an instant favorite!

The Library of Birmingham is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

37. The Library of Birmingham

8.7
Centenary Sq (Broad St), Birmingham, West Midlands
Library · 48 tips and reviews

TeaBellyTeaBelly: Replaces the old library in 2013 at a cost of £188.8 million!

Barclaycard Arena is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

38. Barclaycard Arena

7.4
King Edwards Rd (at St Vincent St), Birmingham, West Midlands
Music Venue · 20 tips and reviews
Post Office Vaults is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

39. Post Office Vaults

8.7
84 New St, Birmingham, West Midlands
Pub · 22 tips and reviews

TeaBellyTeaBelly: Over a 125 different beers to choose from. Some great American and homegrown microbrew beers...No food available, bring your own and the staff will happily provide you with plate, knife and fork!

Canalside Cafe is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

40. Canalside Cafe

6.2
35 Gas St (at Gas St Basin), Birmingham, West Midlands
Café · 32 tips and reviews
The Bull is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

41. The Bull

7.5
Bullring Shopping Centre, St. Martin's Circus Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands
Monument / Landmark · 6 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: One of the largest bronze animal sculptures in the UK, The Bull is modelled on the Hereford Bull, an animal with strong historical associations to Birmingham.

Birmingham Town Hall is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

42. Birmingham Town Hall

8.5
Victoria Sq, Birmingham, West Midlands
Concert Hall · 9 tips and reviews

M C.M Cybrum: Has a great organ on which resident organist Thomas Trotter gives regular recitals on Monday lunchtimes

Custard Factory & Zellig is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

43. Custard Factory & Zellig

7.8
Gibb Street, Birmingham, West Midlands
Coworking Space · 19 tips and reviews

BMW iBMW i: The idea behind The Custard Factory is to maintain green space in Birmingham city center, and to create a cohesive space that binds outdoor activity with atelier culture, theaters and nightlife.

Greenhouse is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

44. Greenhouse

Custard Factory (Gibb Street), Birmingham, West Midlands
Café · 3 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: Great place, amazing tea and very good service. Sit by the window and watch people and life pass by.

The Old Joint Stock Theatre is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

45. The Old Joint Stock Theatre

8.7
4 Temple St. (btw Waterloo St. & Colmore Row), Birmingham, West Midlands
Pub · 38 tips and reviews

TeaBellyTeaBelly: An amazing looking pub on the inside, the homemade pies are pretty good even though they are quite pricey. It's an actual theatre as well, running music, comedy and their own productions.

St Chad's Cathedral is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

46. St Chad's Cathedral

St. Chad's Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands
Church · Aston · 1 tip

Wayne H.Wayne Horkan: Great place for Mass. Try Saturday afternoon at 4:30pm.

The Church is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

47. The Church

8.9
22 Great Hampton St, Birmingham, West Midlands
Bar · Aston · 17 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: Slightly expensive but cool pub. The roof terrace is great but very busy, specially on Fridays.

Frankfurt German Christmas Market is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

48. Frankfurt German Christmas Market

Victoria Sq. (at New St.), Birmingham, West Midlands
Market · 69 tips and reviews
The Lost & Found is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

49. The Lost & Found

7.7
8 Bennetts Hill (Waterloo St.), Birmingham, West Midlands
Cocktail Bar · City Core · 24 tips and reviews

Simon F.Simon Fairbanks: The only place in Birmingham that has a bar AND a library. The Boardroom is a nifty room to hire out: long dining table and closed off from the main pub.

Cafe Soya is one of Guide to Birmingham's Best Spots.

50. Cafe Soya

8.3
Unit 2 Upper Dean St. (Dean St.), Birmingham, West Midlands
Chinese Restaurant · 13 tips and reviews

Iván F.Iván Farías: Delicious Vietnamese and Chinese food, great service and a nice and relaxed environment! A must in the Chinese Quarter!