If you’ve planned a weekend to the UK’s thriving second city, you’ll be wondering what to do here to make your weekend exciting. Birmingham’s attractions are varied, we have everything from sophisticated canal cruises and world-class museums to exotic restaurants and the best shopping you can imagine. Accommodation is Birmingham is also top-class, especially with non-traditional options like PREMIER SUITES available. Here are our picks on how to get the best from your weekend in Birmingham.

Canal Cruise:

Did you know that Birmingham has more canals than Venice? There are a whopping 313 miles of canal running through, under and around the city and many companies have taken full advantage. There are a huge variety of canal cruises to take, everything from luxury boats trips to booze cruises, it depends what you are in the market for! If you want to explore our spooky underground, you take one of the historical canal tours and experience some Birmingham history first hand.

Museums and Galleries:

Birmingham has such a rich and varied history our museums practically fill themselves! A trip to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is a one-stop shop. There are fascinating permanent and changing exhibitions from at home and abroad celebrating Birmingham’s contribution to culture and the arts. If you’d prefer to learn more about the future of our city and the world, Thinktank Science Gallery is close by and offers a very hands-on approach to all things technical and scientific. For the creatives among you, you can visit a perfectly preserved jewellery workshop and have a go at making your own unique piece. 


You’ll find everything including the kitchen sink in one of our shopping areas dotted around the city. Visit the Bullring, Grand Central and Mailbox Shopping Centres to experience a huge array of shops and stalls ranging from homemade and handcrafted to multinational high-street favourites. A stroll around any of these busy areas will prove to you how much shopping and fashion means to the population of Birmingham. You’ll also find bargains and bits & bobs to suit all styles and budgets in The Great western arcade, which is full of independent shops and local fare.


Birmingham has a very diverse and colourful population which is reflected in the huge array of restaurants and food types available here. Your ideal accommodation in Birmingham not only offers a fully equipped kitchen, but we are also surrounded by a wealth of fantastic dining options that offer our guests significant discounts on their bills. 

Located at the back of the Bullring, Browns Brasserie and Bar is an elegant dining experience, ideal for a pre-theatre dinner or a luxurious afternoon tea. They serve a great variety of traditional foods that are hearty and change with the seasons. You might also want to try one of their cocktails especially crafted to complement your meal. Moreover, Browns offer a 20% discounts to guests of PREMIER SUITES Birmingham!

Gusto Birmingham, in our opinion, is the best place for Italian food in the whole of Birmingham. Open 7 days a week, the menus are extensive and cover all of the Italian dining options you could hope for. From pasta to pizza each dish is served freshly cooked to your liking and you can also get 20% off your entire bill when you make a table booking and mention PREMIER SUITES Birmingham.


Pubs are one of the areas that Birmingham excels in. We have everything from side of the road boozers to high-end gastro pubs and everything in between. Some of our favourites include:

The Flapper, for a fantastic sunny beer garden, great views and some of the hottest gigs in town.

Anchor Inn, where you’ll find friendly locals, a beautiful Grade II listed building and some traditional British Grub.

JD Wetherspoons, a popular chain pub/restaurant all over the UK with excellent drink selection and prices and cheap eats.

Birmingham attractions are mostly centrally located, as is your ideal accommodation in Birmingham - PREMIER SUITES. As well as our perfect location, PREMIER SUITES Birmingham offer excellent amenities and great value special offers when you book directly on our official website or with our friendly team who are always ready to take your call.

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