With its much loved Mailbox and the brilliant Bullring, Birmingham offers a level of shopping that few city centres can match.
Totally rejuvenated in recent years, Birmingham’s shopping districts now pull in visitors from all over the country, offering the perfect opportunity for a shop-til-you-drop weekend.
You’ll find big name stores like Selfridges and Harvey Nicholls, every high street chain imaginable and a huge array of independent boutiques lining the streets at every turn. And when it comes to resting your feet (and your credit card), there’s no shortage of great places to grab a coffee, relax and plan your next move.
For many, the £500m Bullring is the highlight – an iconic building housing a truly breathtaking shopping centre. Hours will pass in the blink of an eye as you take in high street heaven, browsing hundreds of top-name stores and refuelling in one of 25 restaurants.
When you’re yearning for the open air, head out into Birmingham’s bustling shopping streets. New Street, where you’ll find Birmingham’s main train station, brings virtually all of Britain’s best-loved stores together in one place, while the nearby Corporation Street is another exceptional retail destination.
Then it’s on to the Mailbox – a high class shopping experience that tempts you with upmarket fashion from some of the world’s biggest designers; Hugo Boss and Armani to name just a couple.
If you’re arriving or leaving by train, you might also want to browse the Pallisades shopping centre on your way to and from the station – the ideal opportunity for a last minute bargain or two!
Where to stay in Birmingham?
With the Bullring easily capable of taking up your whole day, you’ll almost certainly need a weekend to see everything Birmingham has on offer.
And as any die-hard shopper will know, the best way to maximise your budget ahead of a prolonged assault on the sales is to get a bargain deal on your hotel!
Hotels in Birmingham offers brilliant hotel deals on some of the area’s best accommodation, including fantastic four and five star hotels just metres from Birmingham’s most exclusive stores.
The 4-star Radisson Blu is literally a two minute walk from the city’s busiest shopping streets, while The Britannia Hotel is situated just a few hundred yards from The Bullring (saves you a long walk with all those bags).
Whatever your preference, book through Hotels in Birmingham for the best deal; what you save can go towards the shopping spree of a lifetime!