Flatpack’s recommendations on where to meet, sleep, eat and be merry in the second city:
Places to eat
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
Good value homely food, snacks and a wide selection of ales and ciders.
88-90 John Bright Street. B1 1BN
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
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
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
In the centre of England, Birmingham is easy to get to travel to by road, rail or air.
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.
Local bus timetables can be found at nxbus.co.uk. Exact fare is needed.