Being the second-largest city in the UK next to London, it takes a lot to entertain such a large population. Luckily for us, Birmingham is home to countless museums, galleries, heritage sites and family attractions. There is something for everyone in the city whether you are young or old, rich or poor. If you’re wondering what to see in Birmingham, take a look at our handy guide to the most popular attractions, all within walking distance to your perfect accommodation in Birmingham, PREMIER SUITES.
If you’re looking to expand your mind, learn more about the history of the city, and explore different parts of the world of simply spend an afternoon wandering around a beautiful building, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is ideal for you. Its location as the centrepiece of Chamberlain Square is less than 15-minutes’ walk from your serviced apartment in Birmingham. They have no less than 40 galleries of world-class art and historic artefacts that you could easily spend an entire day exploring. Why not treat yourself to tea in the Edwardian tea rooms after for a real treat?
Have you ever wondered what the planets look like up close, how a steam engine works or how robots can understand us and answer back? If so, Thinktank is an amazing place of wonder and exploration that’s perfect for you. Birmingham's award-winning science museum is a fun day out for all of the family and will leave you all, including the little ones, full of knowledge and wonder. There are four floors of exhibitions that are all interactive and hands-on and they have recently opened an under 8’s section called MiniBrum for smaller hands.
If you’re curious what happens below the surface of the sea but aren’t brave enough to check for yourself, National Sea Life Centre has done the hard work for you. This fascinating indoor aquarium is home to over 2000 species of sea creatures in 60 display areas. They have a gorgeous 360-degree ocean tunnel so you can witness these amazing creatures in their (almost) natural habitat. Visitors can also learn about the centres conservation projects and hand feed some of the residents. While you’re there check out the octopus habitat and their brand new rescue seal family.
The Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham is home to more than 700 retailers, diamond dealers, and workshops and is a fascinating place to wander around. The surrounding area is full of Indie stores, trendy bars, and art galleries making the Jewellery Quarter one of the hippest neighbourhoods in Birmingham. One of the areas main attractions is the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, giving you an interactive insight into how the area was formed and showing collections of locally made pieces.
For many people, Birmingham is the home of chocolate in the UK as it’s where the world-famous Cadbury World is in Bourneville. Visiting the chocolate factory allows visitors to take a self-guided tour to experience the history of chocolate making first-hand. There are exhibitions on the Cadbury factory, the science and process of chocolate making and a very cool 4D chocolate adventure. Don’t forget to visit the world’s biggest Cadbury store on your way out to pick up some delicious treats.
When planning your trip, one of the most important factors, besides what to see in Birmingham, is where to stay. Luckily PREMIER SUITES offer everything you are looking for. Not only are we in an ideal location for exploring the city, our serviced apartments in Birmingham better space and facilities than a regular hotel. For access to our exclusive special offers, make sure to book directly on our official website.