While most tourists head straight for London, little do they know that the UK’s sleeping giant, Birmingham, is just 90 minutes away by train. This is not just any old town, it’s the UK’s second largest city and is well worth visiting.

Birmingham Christmas Market 
 You can find a range of food, drinks and gifts as well as enjoy the atmosphere created by lit-up stalls, music and entertainment. 
Hotel Chocolate
Love their ice cream so much! Go for the one topped with loads of salted caramel sauce! So good! 
The Plough Harborne 
Good for brunch, breakfast and pub grub. 
Dixy Chicken 
Fresh, crispy and juicy chicken. They have something to stimulate every taste bud! It’s spicy and i couldn’t stop having it!

Medicine Bakery

An artisan bakery and kitchen, café and gallery, which is rooted in its heritage in Birmingham. Medicine represents a new format of social space. It finds its niche through a carefully curated menu of ethical products, whilst offering a daily fix of cultural inspiration in an environment which promotes a debate about art and culture.

69a New St, Birmingham B2 4DU, United Kingdom

The Birmingham Stable

They’ve got a huge variety with over 50 ciders behind the bar, and a Cider Master ready to help you make new discoveries and choose your favourite type. Their signature tomato sauce and sourdough pizza bases are made here daily – as fresh as it gets! They carefully source their toppings, prepare them in house and pile ’em high.

1 Orion, 115 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BE, United Kingdom

Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party is a family owned independent small café chain serving simply & well prepared food & drinks made with great ingredients, skill and love. Particularly in this beautiful old building right at the heart of where it all happens, on Birmingham’s Corporation Street.

190 Corporation St, Birmingham, B4 6QD

Caffe Nero
The usual Caffe Nero that you could get everywhere. 
Birmingham Library

The Library of Birmingham provides a showcase for Birmingham’s internationally important collections of archives, photography and rare books. Facilities include a state-of-the-art gallery space, opening up public access to the collections. 

Great Western Arcade 
Great Western Arcade is the hub of thriving independent retail in the city.  
St Philip’s Cathedral
Birmingham Cathedral is the oldest building in the city centre still used for its initial purpose.