With star-filled theatres and comedy clubs, stylish bars and the hottest nightspots, Birmingham and the region is the place to party.
The iconic Bullring Shopping Centre is one of the largest shopping centres in the UK. Right in the heart of the City Centre, there are over 160 of the most imaginative and desirable shops to explore, also being home to one of only four Selfridges stores.
Live music is buzzing all over Birmingham. From 15,000-seater arenas to a network of intimate clubs, the world's greats and the nation's coolest pack 'em in at the biggest choice of venues that we've enjoyed for generations.
Set in the centre of vibrant Southside, Chinatown and the Theatre District, the Arcadian is the entertainment venue for a more individual Birmingham night out. The bars, restaurants and comedy club set in this friendly and relaxed atmosphere are some of the best in the city of Birmingham. With cuisines from around the world, there is something to suit all taste buds and pockets from Mexican and Indian to Modern British and Chinese. The stylish bars are a great place to meet after work for drinks or partying the night away with friends.
StarCity is situated only 10 minutes from the city centre and is the premier family leisure destination for Birmingham and the Midlands. Centred around an impressive central atrium, StarCity is the perfect venue for any event. Its centrepiece is the 25-screen Vue cinema, A 22-lane tenpin bowling alley, Goals soccer centre, mini golf, casino, pubs and restaurants. With some 36,400 m2 of leisure space, it is one of the largest leisure complexes in the United Kingdom.
Start the weekend in style, whatever your chosen vibe. Bustling Broad Street, cool sophisticated Mailbox or the pumping Arcadian? Europe's youngest city awaits on the dance floor. Want edgy club culture? It's out there. Want to dance 'round handbags with the girls? That lives on too. Both funky and fun thrive together in this melting pot of beat-driven nightlife. From old school hip hop to nu jazz, head-banging rock to Cuban funk all musical tastes are catered for here.
Established in 1994 as the first professional comedy clubs outside London, the multi-award-winning Glee Clubs are at the forefront of live comedy. It's a simple but deadly recipe - excellent venues, the best comics, tasty food and fantastic audiences. Birmingham's Glee Club has once again been named best Midlands comedy venue at the prestigious national Chortle Awards, April 2013.
The Mailbox Shopping Centre is pure indulgence where framed fashion and lifestyle design clash head on with contemporary art and furnishings. To Name a few; take in Harvey Nichols, Hugo Boss and Emporio Armani - or maybe just lunch with your firends over a relaxing coffee. Cosmopolitan canal side resturants and bars with stunning view await.
The Birmingham Hippodrome has a reputation of staging some of the biggest shows this side of the West End and half a million people agree; Birmingham's flagship theatre is the nation's favourite too. More seats are sold at the Birmingham Hippodrome than by any other British theatre each year including the West End. The dazzling 2,000-seat work of art regularly welcomes the cream of British musicals and the UK's biggest, most spectacular pantos.
With world-class galleries, stimulating museums and a chocolate factory just for starters, can you pack it all in? A firm recommendation has to be The Black Country Living Museum. A world class open-air museum; brought to life by costumed characters in an array of original shops, houses, workshops, a school and traditional fairground, all in one canalside village.
POPPY RED - BAR - CLUB - RESTAURANT Poppyred is one of the longest-reigning independent bars and restaurants in birmingham and it's easy to see why. Located within minutes of The Mailbox and Bullring it offers a welcome hangout for weary shoppers looking for lunch, liquid or otherwise. As each evening unfolds, its comfy booths and seating welcome a variety of folk for candlelit suppers and shameful post-work/post-shop Happy Hour indulgence (Mon-Fri) or two for one cocktails (Thurs & Fri). Friday and Saturday nights are when Poppyred comes alive,with the hottest in local dj's playing your favourite tunes. So don your favourite glad rags and pop on down for a fantastic night!
When it comes to multi cuisine dining and live cooking, Jimmy Spices were the original pioneers of this concept. Guests can experience a huge variety from the Far East, Indian Sub-Continent, Middle East, Europe and the Americas - all for one price. Each cuisine boasts its own dedicated chef who likes to dazzle the diners with live and flamboyant cooking. It's the only place where at one time you'll see one chef whizzing up a stir fry whilst another is swirling pizza dough in the air - It truly is a food lover's heaven.
Here at Castle Bromwich Toby Carvery, we believe there's only one way to do our beloved Great British roast - and that's properly. Every day we lay on a family-sized feast of freshly cooked joints, eight lots of veg and the full monty of accompaniments. So for a roast dinner just the way you like it, whenever you like it, make Toby your favourite carvery restaurant in Birmingham. Drop by and you'll find lots more on offer, including cooked breakfasts, comfy accommodation and a good helping of Sky Sports and ESPN. Just 2.7 miles from the studio and just about the best carvery locally. No need to book.
We are delighted to welcome you to Polash and to our extensive range of wonderful freshly cooked dishes. Situated in the historic coaching town of Coleshill just around the corner from the NEC - Polash is a friendly dining experience offering exquisite Balti & Tandoori cuisine. (6.1 miles from the studio but worth the drive for the best in town).
The Jewel in the Crown of the Wing Wah Group, this restaurant is as impressive from the outside as it is on the inside. Enter the spectacular Chinese Pagoda and you are immediately transferred to a different world - a world of master chefs, tantalising dishes and intriguing cooking styles. From dim sum to tappenyaki, hot pot to sushi, Yakitori barbeque grill to the extensive buffet, Wing Wah offers high quality traditional favourites and unusual oriental delicacies.