The Bullring is Birmingham's biggest and busiest shopping centre, and has revitalised shopping in the city. Replacing the much loathed 1960s concrete jungle which destroyed the heart of Birmingham, it is seen as a catalyst for the rebirth of this industrial city.
New Street is Birmingham's main shopping street and stretches west from High Street and the Bullring to Victoria Square and the Council House. Home to many of the city's stores, cafes and banks, the street is pedestrianised and traffic free except for a gap halfway along at Temple Street.
Grand Central brings over 60 premium shops and restaurants to Birmingham which sit around the atrium space underneath the amazing new roof which floods natural light into the centre and the station concourse beneath.
Elegant and overflowing with Victorian charm, the Great Western Arcade is a favourite destination for city centre professionals and everyday shoppers alike. Whether it is to purchase a unique, high quality gift for that special someone or to simply ‘grab a sandwich’ at lunchtime, the Arcade has something for everyone.
Birmingham’s Bull Ring Markets are the heart of the city, and have played an important role in its development since 1166. There are three retail markets that make up the Bull Ring Markets – Indoor, Open and Rag – and they occupy a modern retail space that draws on the city’s historic street patterns.
High Street stretches north from the Bullring up to Bull Street at the end. Home to many shops and is pedestrianised up to Carrs Lane. Union Street links High Street to Corporation Street and is also pedestrianised.
Corporation Street stretches north from New Street towards Aston. The main shopping area is between New Street and Bull Street, though several historic buildings can be found further on past Old Square. The grandeur of the buildings show the high status the Victorians viewed shopping here.
Selfridges is one of the city’s most distinctive landmarks and is the main department store in Birmingham. The in-store experience is equally as show-stopping, with the latest designer arrivals and a global restaurant offering.
Located right in the heart of Birmingham city centre, Piccadilly Arcade holds an array of independent stores waiting to be explored. At the foot of Bennett's Hill, it links New Street to Stephenson Street and on to New Street railway station.
Bull Street can be found at the end of High Street and leads up to Corporation Street and Snow Hill railway station. Home to discount retailers, smaller shops and many fast food outlets which take over the further out you go. Martineau Place and The Square shopping centres are located on either side of the street.
The Mailbox is an upmarket, modern shopping mall with a unique collection of brands including Harvey Nichols and Emporio Armani. At the rear are a wide variety of restaurants and café bars serving up a selection of cuisines from around the world including Thai, Japanese, Italian, French, Spanish and traditional English.
The Custard Factory is a unique collection of independent shops set in beautifully renovated factories about a ten minutes' walk from the Bullring. Home to hundreds of other small businesses too, it forms the heart of Birmingham’s creative quarter. It also hosts a regular calendar of fairs, festivals and gigs.
The Jewellery Quarter is an industrial conservation area that has become a tourist attraction in its own right, attracting thousands of visitors each year from all over the world. It is Europe's largest concentration of businesses involved in the jewellery trade, both manufacture and retail.