23 Apr 2019 - 24 Apr 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Birmingham thrums with Industrial Revolution heritage. The city in the West Midlands has seen plenty of rejuvenation in recent years, with trendy cafés springing up along the banks of the canals. Shopaholics flock to Birmingham for indoor sprees at the Bullring, while families live out their Willy Wonka fantasies at Cadbury World. There's plenty for culture vultures, too, with pre-Raphaelite masterpieces in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
Birmingham has a few different neighbourhoods to choose from, each with a distinctly different vibe. These are some of the best places to stay in Brum.
There's more to Birmingham's jewellery quarter than diamond rings (although this neighbourhood is at the heart of Britain's bling industry). Art galleries and independent stores make this area a favourite with culture vultures as well as shopaholics, while an international restaurant scene ensures foodies are unlikely to go hungry.
Hipsters and backpackers will love hotels in Digbeth, Birmingham's creative quarter. It's home to the Custard Factory, a retail and restaurant hub bursting with street-art and independent stores. It's also near the Bullring Shopping Centre, and home to some excellent pubs (according to legend, the original Peaky Blinders used to drink in Digbeth).
The Gay Village
The beating heart of Birmingham's LGBT neighbourhood is Hurst Street – just a short stroll from Harvey Nichols and the Mailbox shopping centre. You might find it hard to book hotels in Birmingham's Gay Village during Pride and the November SHOUT film festival. With a buzzing nightlife scene, it's a great base for nightlife seekers.
Hotels in Birmingham city centre are ideal for those who want to be in the heart of the action. You'll find high street shops like Jack Wills and Primark on New Street, while High Street is famous for its street entertainers. As for Corporation Street, it's home to the only New Era cap flagship outside of London and Berlin.
There aren't many places to stay in the Balti Triangle, but the area is a must-visit for spice lovers. Birmingham is the original home of the Balti curry, and in this neighbourhood you can sample it in a range of establishments – from mom and pop hole-in-the-walls to award-winning restaurants.
Cheap hotels in Birmingham
Finding great hotels on a budget is easy when you use our hotel search. Once you enter your trip dates, we'll show you the best prices – whether that's direct from the hotel or a fab deal from a travel agent. You can find the cheapest places to stay in Birmingham by filtering by price, and sorting 'from low to high'.
While hotel prices fluctuate throughout the year, these three wallet-friendly hotels have consistently low prices and good reviews.
Central Guest House – This charming B&B in Birmingham has just five rooms, four of which have en-suite facilities. Guests love the friendly service, tasty cooked breakfasts and sparklingly clean rooms.
Aparthotel Adagio Birmingham City Centre – Sleek and simple self-catering rooms just five minutes walk from New Street Station, and at a wallet-friendly price: our users especially like the contemporary vibe.
Premier Inn Birmingham City Centre, New Street – With its distinctive purple decor, the Premier Inn is always a great choice if you're travelling on a budget. This one sits right above New Street Station, ideal if you're hopping on a train.
Like all British cities, the weather in Birmingham can be unpredictable. It's best to visit during summer (June to September) as you're more likely to get a bit of sunshine. Annual events include the Lord Mayor's Show in June, Birmingham Carribbean Festival in July and the Birmingham Weekender in September. Birmingham hosts one of the biggest PRIDE festivals in the country, so book your hotel early if you want to attend.
Cheapest time to stay in Birmingham
Birmingham hotels tend to drop their prices during January and February, as post-Christmas tourism goes into a slump. November is another cheap month to visit, and there are still a few events to enjoy – such as the SHOUT Festival, Bonfire Night, and the Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market.
Hotel prices tend to shoot skywards when there's a big festival happening, so it's worth double checking your trip dates to make sure they're not coinciding with any special occasions (you can do this on Birmingham's official website). Prices also increase with demand, so you'll often find hotel prices gradually going up as your trip approaches. It's sometimes possible to find last-minute hotel deals, if you're happy to take the risk.
Birmingham is such a great place to visit lots of shops history it has it all The new train station is a excellent place to go and shop it has a light open feel with upper floors I love going there The German Christmas markets was just there and was amazing
Birmingham is very famous and always crowded and popular. Every people like to see the Queen's Palace and watch the changing guard. Sometimes when it is raining, then they will cancelled the events and everyone so disappointed.
Birmingham is slowly turning around and is now a great place for a days shopping or nights drinking. There are also a some great restaurants. Be sure to check out the scene around the canal at the mail box.
Most people who visit England or the UK for that matter never leave London. By comparison Birmingham is tiny but sweet. It's nice to see a bit of what is going on in the rest of the country.