Birmingham is a bright and vibrant city in the West Midlands that has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Always a popular choice amongst shoppers, who flocked to places such as the famous Bullring, there is now even more to tempt people into the city for a shopping extravaganza.
New Street and Corporation Street
New Street is a great place to start your shopping trip. As well as the larger retailers that you’d expect in any city, there are interesting and quirky independent shops to be found off the main street. Corporation Street has a reputation for being a great shopping destination in its own right, with giant retailer House of Fraser and with the added bonus of being adjacent to Martineau Place, which hosts several eateries in which to rest and refuel.
The Jewellery Quarter is the place to while away several hours admiring unique craftsmanship and specialist jewellers. There is a great vibe here, and it’s well worth spending a whole day enjoying the eclectic shops on offer, perhaps returning to one of the many serviced apartments in Birmingham for the night before heading out again the following day for yet more shopping.
The Bullring is possibly the most well known of the malls in the city. It’s one of the largest shopping centres in the UK and sits right in the heart of the city, providing over 160 shops for retail therapy at its very best. There is no way that you’ll be able to see everything here in just one day, so whether you are heading out of the centre to a boutique hotel or staying in one of the apartments on offer, you’ll be sure to have to make a return visit. If you are still hungry for mall shopping, you can also discover everything on offer at Grand Central and The Mailbox, both with their own distinct atmospheres.
The Balti Triangle
This is the place to go if you want to experience the bright and exotic fabrics and jewellery that epitomise Asian culture. It was named after the famous dish that was created in Birmingham, and you certainly won’t find any of the items on offer here in the High Street.