Hotels in Birmingham, United Kingdom
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- National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
- Jewellery Quarter
- Barclaycard Arena
- International Convention Centre (ICC)
- Bullring Shopping Centre
- Drayton Manor Theme Park
- Genting Arena
- The Mailbox
- Cadbury World
- Birmingham City Centre
- Edgbaston Cricket Ground (Edgbaston Stadium)
- Broad Street
- University of Birmingham
- Belfry Golf Club
- Wolverhampton Civic Hall
- Birmingham Hippodrome
- Arcadian Centre
- Symphony Hall
Best hotels in Birmingham
Birmingham is a city in the West Midlands region of England, and is also Britain's second largest city by population. The city began as a medieval market town, and grew to prominence during the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century as an international center for science and technology. Dubbed as "the first manufacturing town in the world", the Birmingham of today is a Victorian city which still retains many historic buildings and workshops which made it famous in the first place. Beneath the cultural allure of the city, Birmingham is thoroughly modern, with sprawling shopping streets and a thriving nightlife. Finding your ideal hotel in Birmingham can be a stressful experience. With Hotels.com, you can find the hotel best suited to your budget and expectations with the aid of user submitted hotel reviews, hotel photo galleries, and location services via our Google maps applet.
What's Birmingham Like?
Much of the city's architecture is Victorian era, yet under this historic facade is a metropolitan destination with something for everyone. Birmingham Back to Backs features streets preserved in their original form during the Industrial Revolution, and offers an insight into what made Birmingham an international city. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Thinktank Science Museum are museums which focus on the contributions which the city has made towards various fields, and has on display many local artifacts. There are several scenic and picturesque parks and public spaces throughout the city, such as Lickey Hills Country Park and Cannon Hill Park, which are ideal for both afternoon walks and picnic meals. There are several guided tours available, including the BBC building as well as local breweries.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Birmingham
The Summer months of June to August are relatively cool and mild compared to the rest of England. Average temperatures during a Summer afternoon is around 21°C, however unexpected heat waves can cause temperatures to soar as high as 34°C on occasion. The regional accent is known as "Brummie", and has given rise to colorful slang such as "fittle" (food), "bostin(g)" (amazing), and "chobbling" (to chew loudly). The main railway station is New Street Station, and is connected to destinations throughout the UK such as Stafford and Rugby. For any information regarding events, attractions, or directions, you can find the tourist information center in the Birmingham Convention Bureau building on Broad Street. Be sure to check out the Hotels.com website before you travel, and you can enjoy a virtual tour of the area around your hotel via our Google maps applet.
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