Welcome to Birmingham

Flatpack’s recommendations on where to meet, sleep, eat and be merry in the second city:

Places to eat

City Centre

Sushi Passion
A traditional sushi and sashimi restaurant, Sushi Passion recently moved to a serene new home in the Great Western Arcade and continues to build on its reputation for some of the best sushi in the city. (Booking advised)
Great Western Arcade, Colmore Row, B2 5HU

Cherry Reds
Good value homely food, snacks and a wide selection of ales and ciders.
88-90 John Bright Street. B1 1BN

Topokki
A relaxed canteen-style Korean restaurant. If you don’t know your Bibimbap from your Dubap, staff are happy to guide you through the menu.
Unit 1C, South Side, Hurst Street. B5 4TD

Around Digbeth

The Warehouse Café
Here you can tuck into delicious vegan and vegetarian fare, lovingly prepared.
54-57 Allison Street, Birmingham. B5 5TH

Places to stay

Staying Cool
Very central location, nice spacious apartments, great views and lovely staff.
150 New Street, Birmingham, B2 4PA

Hotel du Vin
Housed in a former Victorian eye hospital, a luxurious option in the city centre.
Church Street, Birmingham, B3 2NR

 

For more accommodation options you can search via the accommodation directory at www.visitbirmingham.com

 

 

 

Getting here

In the centre of England, Birmingham is easy to get to travel to by road, rail or air.

By rail

There are three city centre railway stations with frequent connections to both local and national destinations.

New Street Station – Birmingham’s main railway station with national connections, including a frequent fast service to London Euston. Services to London Marylebone are served by Moor Street and Snow Hill Stations.

We recommend the Trainline for purchasing train tickets in advance.

By road

Located at the heart of the UK motorway network, Birmingham is linked by the M5, M6, M40 and M42 while the A34 and A38 further add to your options and the M1 is less than 30 minutes away.


If you are thinking of traveling to Birmingham by coach, National Express will drop you off at Birmingham Coach Station in Digbeth. Mega Bus are also low cost option.

Local bus timetables can be found at nxbus.co.uk. Exact fare is needed.

By air

Birmingham Airport is located 10 miles from the city centre. Next to the M42 motorway and main line rail network it couldn’t be better connected. Travel into the city is a 10 minute train from Birmingham International Station.

Travel to venues outside Birmingham city centre

Directions to mac can be found via their website.