Places to Visit

There are plenty of things to see and do in the city of Birmingham, both in the city centre and the surrounding areas. We will endeavour to feature many of the regular museums and gallerys, together with the numerous monuments and places of interest.

As a first stop, it is worth checking out The Open Guide to Birmingham, built on the OpenGuides community idea, with content supplied by residents of Birmingham and The West Midlands.

Things To See & Do

Aside from the regular shopping, museums, galleries, pubs, clubs and restaurants, there is plenty to see and do in and around Birmingham. For those planning to bring families to the conferences, they can be assured there will be plenty to keep them occupied during the day.

Attractions in the city include the National Sea Life Centre, the Botanical Gardens, narrowboat rides along Birmingham's extensive canal network, Cadbury World (a major chocolate factory in the Quaker district), The Tolkien Trail and many other places of interest. Just a short train ride away is Stratford upon Avon (birthplace of Shakespeare), Telford and the Ironbridge Gorge, The Severn Valley Railway, and several leisure parks. For those wanting to travel further afield, London and Manchester are less than 2 hours away by train.