Whether you’re visiting Birmingham for business or pleasure, the UK’s second largest city will keep you busy with a multitude of amazing attractions, cultural diversity and retail adventures. But with so many things to do and see, it helps to be organised. Phone apps are rapidly downloaded, and cover a whole range of useful topics, perfect for exploring this bustling metropolis. Apps designed to find the best coffee house, or discover the secret places that only locals know, will make your adventure that much more personal and exciting.
Offering fun for all the family, Birmingham has plenty of hands-on attractions, including the Legoland Discovery Centre, the innovative ThinkTank Museum and the amazing National Sealife Centre, with the UK’s only 360° walkway, allowing you to get up close and personal with sharks, giant rays and more.
If retail therapy is more your thing, the Bullring and Grand Central shopping centre will keep you and your credit card occupied with the high street’s big brands and designer labels. However, if you prefer the more unique, artisan boutiques, the Jewellery Quarter is a must-visit, while the Victorian style arcades showcase local studio crafts, one-off pieces and bohemian creativity.
At the end of an exciting day seeing the sights, why not relax in an award winning restaurant, followed by a show, sample the bright lights and all-night clubs or head for Birmingham’s famous secret bars where all are welcome.
Visiting Birmingham by train is easy, and with our wide range of available ticket options, there are plenty of money saving deals to be had. Download our app to check timetables and book tickets on the move, and follow us on Twitter to hear about any last minute changes. If you need assistance for your journey, Transport for Wales is committed to making train travel accessible for everyone. We are already partnering with Interpretation Now aiding communication between staff and customers.
*Advance tickets are our best value fares and Railcard discounts can be used when booking. We can't guarantee the availability of Advance tickets as they are generally limited in number and only on sale up to 6pm prior to the day of travel. So we recommend you book early to avoid disappointment.