Selection of Birmingham holiday apartments and accommodation
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Hundredrooms compares thousands of holiday apartments in preparation for your trip to Birmingham. In a matter of seconds, you will have all of the available options for Birmingham holiday accommodation in one place. Travel to the second largest city in the UK, and experience it from its trendiest city centre holiday apartments in the Mailbox or the Jewellery Quarter, the trendy area of Digbeth or near Birmingham City FC if you’re here to watch the match. It is one of the UK’s most culturally diverse cities, with an industrial past that has transformed it into a cutting-edge amalgamation of many towns in the West Midlands. We have a large amount of cheap accommodation in Birmingham, so that you can enjoy your stay in Brum at the best price available. There have been many new developments as part of the city’s new plan, including a tram-line extension, restored factories and Victorian houses for you to explore. If you’re travelling to the city for a special occasion, what about one of our party apartments in Birmingham? We can find you the perfect one near the Bullring shopping centre, if needs be. You will be amazed at the studio apartments in the city centre that are available, too. You must visit this city while it is amid exciting new developments; a holiday apartment near the canal means you can enjoy bars, cafes, and some of the UK’s best museums, such as the Black Country Museum. Birmingham is at the centre of the country’s canal network, and is lauded as having more canals than Venice! Its industrial past as capital of the Black Country means that it is a popular spot for narrowboats. Depending on where you want to stay, you can find some great holiday lettings in Birmingham which will allow you to be in the bustling creative hub, visit the innovative Custard Factory or the chocolate manufacturer of the Cadbury Factory, or dive straight into the set of Peaky Blinders and explore its stylish cocktail bars on Broad Street. Birmingham has one of the most interesting cultural fabrics in the country, and this is all waiting for you to explore it from a short-stay apartment near New Street station. In Birmingham city centre, there are hundreds of holiday apartments for rent that you can choose from. With Hundredrooms you can compare all weekend apartments in Birmingham to make sure that you’re booking the best option for your trip. If you're looking to enjoy a Birmingham night out, we highly recommend booking a party apartment for a large group in the Mailbox, so that you can enjoy the trendy waterside bars. Take a walk along Gas Street for some of the best restaurants in the city, or see some of the best live performances at the Birmingham Hippodrome or Barclaycard Arena. Known as the ‘first manufacturing town in the world’ there is plenty of history to be explored from an apartment for the weekend. Whatever you’re after, you’ll be able to stay in some of the most fashionable converted buildings – whether that be an old factory or manufacturing plant, an old kiln, and much more. If you’re here for match day, find a holiday home near Birmingham City FC or Aston Villa, and join the ‘Brummies’. We recommend that you check out the bars of Digbeth and the Chinese Quarter and get some shopping in the amazing ‘bubble’ building that is Selfridges; an example of how Birmingham pushing the boundaries of the city’s architectural aesthetic. This city has a lot to offer and is only growing as a creative hotspot, so book a Birmingham city centre holiday apartment there at the best price!
Best areas to stay
Birmingham has undergone significant regeneration projects, making not only its epicentre but also its suburbs highly desirable places to stay in your cheap apartment in the city centre. Whether you want to be a stone’s throw away from all of the beautifully preserved industrial buildings of the Jewellery Quarter, or alternatively you can stay in one of the greener suburbs that are easily reachable by train or bus. We have given a short summary of what each area has to offer:
- City Centre: If you’re looking to be close to Broad Street, this is a good option for an one night stay apartment as you can make the most of the shopping amenities, but also its thriving nightlife.
- The Mailbox: This area is known for its buzzing nightlife, and is a sophisticated and recently developed area which is perfect for enjoying the bars along the canal.
- Digbeth: This is the former industrial area that is known for its Peaky Blinders setting, and is the home to Birmingham’s Irish community. It is now emerging as a major creative hub thanks to the Custard Factory arts centre and workspace that is full of bars and has proximity to both the Chinese Quarter and the city centre.
- Jewellery Quarter: The most beautifully preserved area of the city, here you will find plenty of typical 18th and 19th century terraced houses built in the old industrial sector of the city. Many of the places to stay are in large converted factories and manufacturing plants.
- Harborne: Only 15 minutes from the centre is this lovely area which has a ‘village’ feel with plenty of independent restaurants, pubs and cafes.
- Moseley: Only 2 miles from the centre is this wonderful area with the luscious Moseley Park and a whole selection of music festivals and a great gastronomical scene.
- Edgbaston: A highly desirable area with many luxury holiday lets. It has a great food and drink scene, and is home to the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.
- Bournville: This is a beautiful suburb of the city that is known as the home of the Cadbury Factory and is a perfect distance from the city centre. There is a village green and many attractive parks.
- Sutton Coldfield: An affluent city suburb and home to Sutton Park. It has the largest commercial hub outside of the city centre and is perfect if you’re looking for a quieter, upmarket place to find a holiday home.
Cadbury World and other things to do
Thanks to its growth during the Industrial Revolution, the largest city of the West Midlands is responsible for inventing many innovations that laid the foundations of modern industrial society. There is something for all the family and you can travel around and see what is on offer. In terms of nightlife, Birmingham is certainly in a league of its own. We suggest visiting Digbeth and exploring its various bars, and maybe ending the evening in Gatecrasher or seeing a gig at the O2 Academy Birmingham.
- Cadbury World: Ever dreamed of going to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory? Well this is the nearest thing to it and is in Bourneville, just outside of the centre. Here you can learn about the history of cocoa, and try lots of different types of chocolate. There are chocolate-themed rides and it is fun for all the family. You can catch a train from Birmingham New Street Station.
- Custard Factory: Located in the trendy area of Digbeth that you might recognise from being one of the sites of Peaky Blinders, this former Bird’s Custard factory is now a creative arts central hub of cafes, clothes stores and second-hand stores. There are also plenty of small galleries that you can peruse.
- The Bullring: Birmingham’s answer to a larger shopping centre located in the city centre, and decorated with a large bull. It is the original site of the first markets in the city, and is located on a sloping gradient down towards the Cathedral and Digbeth. Here you will find the famous Selfridges ‘bubble’ building.
- Birmingham Hippodrome: The site for theatre and performances in the city in the Chinese Quarter, and is the home stage of the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Here you can see the pantomime and many famous shows. It is the busiest single theatre in the UK.
- Library of Birmingham: As part of the city’s redevelopment project this library was created as the largest public cultural space in Europe. It is the largest public library in the UK, and has an incredibly striking exterior design.
- Soho House: This Grade II listed building is historically in Staffordshire but is part of Birmingham, and was the 18th century home of entrepreneur Matthew Boulton.
- Barber Institute of Fine Arts: This art gallery and concert hall houses a significant number of important collections and is a significant piece of English architecture in the 1930s.
- Birmingham Symphony Hall: This concert venue in Birmingham is home to the City Symphony Orchestra, and presents a programme of jazz, world, folk, rock and much more. It is ranked as having some of the best acoustics in the UK.
- National Sea Life Centre: An aquarium with over 60 displays of various marine life. Here you will find sea turtles, sharks and tropical reef fish. It has the UK’s only completely transparent 360 degree underwater tunnel.
- Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: This museum houses important collections of fine art, metalwork, jewellery, natural history and much more.
- Electric Cinema: An iconic cinema which first opened to show silent movies during the 1920s. It is now the oldest working cinema in the country, and is also known as ‘The Electric’.
- Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum: A great day out for all the family in the Millennium Point development. It attempts to make science accessible for children and has lots of interaction exhibitions.
- Birmingham Back to Backs: For a step back in time, look no further than this fabulous example of the city’s last surviving ‘back to back’ houses. These perfectly exemplify the type of British terraced housing that used to occupy the city during the Industrial Revolution, and were concentrated in inner city areas.
- Aston Hall: This is a beautiful Jacobean house in Aston which is now a community museum with various period rooms.
- Birmingham Wildlife Conservation: This is a small zoo which houses various small mammals including lynxes, lemurs, tamarins, monkeys and much more.
- Museum of the Jewellery Quarter: Previously the site of a family run firm that produced gold jewellery, and is now preserved in its original workshop form. It tells the 200-year-old story of this quarter and the traditional British craft trade.
- Ikon Gallery: This is Birmingham’s leading contemporary art museum which is in a former Victorian boarding school and has regular workshops and seminars.
- Selly Manor: This 14th century building is an original manor house and is made of timber and cruck-frames.
- The Coffin Works: Another great example of Birmingham’s industrial heritage. It is a funerary museum that manufactured coffin furniture during the Industrial Revolution and is located in the Jewellery Quarter.
- Sarehole Mill: This is a 250-year-old working watermill which is largely associated with Lord of the Rings author, J.R.R. Tolkien who lived near the mill at the turn of the century. He has said that the mill largely inspired his location of the Mill in Hobbiton.
- Pen Museum: Birmingham is replete with various ‘time capsule’ museums which give a good insight into its heritage. This museum educates visitors about the history of the city’s steel pen trade and is also located in Birmingham’ Jewellery Quarter.
- Blakesley Hall: This is a gorgeous Tudor hall which is one of the oldest buildings in the city, and has a typical herringbone and timber exterior. It is a former farmhouse and was designed to show the wealth of the owner.
- Black Country Living Museum: This is an open-air museum of rebuilt buildings in Dudley which are the perfect example of shops and commercial buildings from around the area known as the ‘Black Country’. There is a railway goods yard, old lime kilns, canal and former coal pits. It is also better known as the filming location for Peaky Blinders.
- Birmingham Botanical Gardens: Home to over 7,000 plants and home to the British National Bonsai Collection, this is a 15-acre botanical garden in Edgbaston. It is close to the city centre, and houses a small collection of exotic buildings.
- Sutton Park: A large urban park found in the suburb of Sutton Coldfield. It has many different types of marshland and heaths, and a golf course, donkey sanctuary and children’s playgrounds.
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How to get around Brum
This is one of the largest transport hubs in the UK, due to its central location. There are many trains in and out of the city from Birmingham New Street Station, Snow Hill Station and Moor Street Station. It is a city that is very well connected by its bus network, with over 50 operators of buses in the West Midlands, and many National Express and Megabus coaches running from the city centre to places all over the country such as London and Manchester. You can flag taxis from anywhere in the city and at the train stations, and if you’re flying to Birmingham Airport, there is a very convenient shuttle system that goes direct to Birmingham International Station, so you can be in the city centre and comfortably in your apartment in minutes.