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Birmingham Day Out

St Martin and the Bullring, Birmingham
St Martin and the Bullring, Birmingham (Photo: Not So Big Media)

Welcome to the Birmingham Day Out section. Here you'll find Birmingham's best attractions, tours within the city, key shopping areas and specialist markets, hidden away cafés and, for the adventurous, popular sport and leisure activities.

Birmingham Attractions

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Things to see and do

Birmingham has many attractions to fill a weekend visit. From the canals to the Aquarium, from several Birmingham Museums to the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley, you'll find it all here.

Birmingham Tours and Sightseeing

Sherborne Wharf Heritage Boats, Birmingham
Sherborne Wharf Heritage Boats, Birmingham

Touring and cycling

Here you'll find details of popular tours within the city and to neighbouring towns and counties. We also include information on cycle hire here so you can go and explore the city yourself!

Birmingham Shops and Markets

Bullring, Birmingham

Find your perfect gifts

Birmingham has a relatively compact shopping area which centres around the Bullring and New Street. We also include historic arcades, city markets, major stores and unique independent shops.

Birmingham Food and Drink

Custard Factory, Birmingham

Taking a break

For a bite to eat during the day, Birmingham has plenty of unique cafés hidden away throughout the city centre. There are also plenty of chain coffee shops on the main streets but at the moment we only list the popular independent ones here.

Birmingham Sport and Leisure Activities

Aston Villa Football Club, Birmingham

Sport matches and fun activities

With two football teams and a major cricket ground, Birmingham has a lot to offer. We include the most popular sports here as well as other leisure activities that you might find of interest.

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