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A Guide to a Perfect Staycation in Birmingham UK: Tips & Tricks

What do you look for when choosing a staycation destination? Do you want to learn about the history and culture that makes a city what it is? Maybe you love to indulge in a spot of retail therapy & relax afterwards with some world-classing dining? 

Birmingham has it all, for lovers of art and style to the great outdoors . First thing’s first, however, book yourself some comfortable, safe and flexible accommodation in our serviced apartments Birmingham. Our location in the heart of the city is ideal for exploring & relaxing after a long day of discovering the best of the city. Plan your staycation in Birmingham using our handy guide.

ATTRACTIONS IN BIRMINGHAM

You’d need more than a weekend to properly explore and enjoy all of the attractions in Birmingham but if you’re stuck for time, here’s a highlight reel.

Victoria Square

The heart of Birmingham revolves around Victoria Square, a pedestrian-friendly zone filled with some of the most impressive and intricate Victorian architecture. Notable buildings include Birmingham Town Hall, Symphony Hall and a Renaissance-style Council House. Take a short stroll to the Coffin Museum, which gives a great overview of the history and traditions of coffin making in Birmingham and is worth including in your travel itinerary.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Another great attraction for locals and tourists is the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. These 19-century gardens are set across a magnificent 15-acres of tended and manicured green space. You’ll see tropical birds, plants and flowers and a very impressive collection of bonsai trees. A great way to spend a sunny afternoon in nature.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, considered one of the finest of its kind outside of London, contains treasures, famous artworks and artifacts & displays from the city’s history including archaeological finds dating back to the Stone Age.

Think Tank

If you’re travelling with children, you do not want to pass up a visit to Think Tank, Birmingham’s Science Museum. This award-winning museum contains a huge number of science related exhibits, many of which are interactive, giving young and old the opportunity to experience and learn in a hands-on environment. 

Another stop on your trip to explore the best of the city is Birmingham’s Back to Backs attraction. This unique display of small “back-to-back” homes, popular in the mid-19thcentury, gives us a fascinating insight into what life was like for working class people in those days.

SHOPPING IN BIRMINGHAM 

We have something for everyone on Birmingham’s retail scene. All top high-street and high-end brands are represented on our busy shopping streets and shopping centres. If you follow the latest fashions and love a bargain, make time to visit Bullring & Grand Central, our largest shopping district. There you’ll find huge names like The iconic Selfridges, LEGO, H&M Home, MAC and Arket.

The Jewellery Quarter is an area of Birmingham that is steeped in tradition. And a great place to visit if you’re looking for something very special for yourself or your other half. Here you’ll find over 200 jewellers’ workshops and silversmiths producing 40% of Britain’s jewellery. 

Birmingham is also a mecca for second-hand, vintage and pre-loved shopping with charity and vintage shops dotted around the city. If you have the patience for bargain hunting, you’ll find great deals on men’s women’s & children’s clothing, accessories, homeware, nick-nacks and so much more. You’ll find a plethora of arcades full of independent shops across the city too.

ACCOMMODATION IN BIRMINGHAM 

Our city attracts all sorts so there needs to be an array of accommodation types in Birmingham to keep everyone happy. A great solution to all accommodation needs, from solos & couples to groups & families, is to hire a serviced apartment. 

PREMIER SUITES Birmingham is ideally located in the centre of the city and offers flexible, stylish accommodation for all types of traveller. Each suite has more space and better facilities than a standard hotel room, including a fully-equipped kitchen and separate living & dining space as standard. Make sure you enjoy true value for money when you stay in PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments in Birmingham.

Author Bio: Katie McGarr is a daytime writer for PREMIER SUITES Birmingham, a luxury serviced apartment, perfect for guests who are traveling in Birmingham UK. Sharing tips and tricks about travel, food, and lifestyle is something she finds enjoyable, next to taking pictures of Douglas, her dog.

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