A weekend in Birmingham: Top things to do
Birmingham is Britain’s second largest city and there are lots of things to during a stay, even if it’s just for the weekend. Here are some of the big Midlands city’s top attractions.
The Birmingham Museum and Art gallery has an eclectic collection ranging from Anglo Saxon warrior artefacts and pre-Raphaelite art, to objects from Ancient Egypt. The museum also features exhibits that illustrate the rich history of Birmingham itself. The Coffin Work, meanwhile, is an unusual museum that recreates a factory that made coffins and other objects for the funeral trade. Lovers of the written word can visit the Pen Museum, which is dedicated to exploring the world of pens and calligraphy.
Escape Live and Clue HQ are two venues that place small groups in themed rooms. Participants have 60 minutes to escape from the room by solving puzzles and clues.
The centre of Birmingham shopping is the Bullring, which houses a great variety of shops, including many designer fashion brands. The Jewellery Quarter was founded over 250 years ago and now houses more than 100 jewellery retailers, specialist retailers, bars and restaurants.
Beer lovers will enjoy the BrewDog bar, with its exposed metal girders and craft beers from around the world. Adams is the home of contemporary British fine dining. Headed by chef patron Adam Stokes, this Michelin-starred restaurant serves food that aims to excite and enthuse diners. The restaurant and brassiere at Hallmark Hotel Birmingham serves the finest seasonal produce in a versatile menu that features the best of European cuisine with African and Asian influences.
After a hectic day in Birmingham, take a break in the Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan lounge and bar, then enjoy a restful sleep in one of our refurbished bedrooms.
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