Forever Living’s Success Express event in Birmingham is getting closer, and we couldn’t be more excited about going back to the Genting Arena on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June. If you have some extra time to explore Birmingham, check out our list of things to do and see in the UK’s second city.
If you have a sweet tooth then Cadbury World is the place to go in Birmingham. Cadbury World has been open to the public since 1990 and features 14 zones which tell the story of chocolate and the Cadbury business. Not only can you view how the chocolate is created, you can also taste a variety of the chocolate as you walk around - so it's perfect for all the chocolate lovers.
The Bullring is the heart of Birmingham City Centre, with over 160 imaginative and desirable shops to explore. Since opening in 2003, the Bullring has become one of the most popular shopping centers in the UK boasting over 30 million shoppers every year. The Bullring offers the perfect shopping experience with over 160 brands and retailers including Selfridges, Debenhams, Forever 21 and Hollister and more than 40 restaurants and cafés to relax in. So, if you're looking to do some retail therapy or go for a bite to eat then the Bullring is the place to go in the city centre.
Grand Central Shopping
If you’re entering Birmingham via the train into New Street Station then you will see Grand Central and all it has to offer. Not only does it hold one of the largest John Lewis’ stores in the country, it also is home to a large range of shops and restaurants too including Pandora, Mac, Nandos and Ed’s Diner.
Birmingham Hippodrome – Royal Ballet
Enjoy a sophisticated night out in Birmingham at the Birmingham Hippodrome watching the Royal Ballet perform Coppelia, a timeless romantic classic. Not only can you enjoy an evening of the Royal Ballet, but the Hippodrome offers in house catering at the Circle Restaurant but also offer afternoon tea and a deli bar.
If you're travelling to Birmingham, then the Jewellery Quarter is definitely is place that should be visited. With over 800 businesses, 100 Specialist Retailers and 50 Contemporary Designer Makers it is the UK‘s centre for Jewellery. But that's not all the Jewellery Quarter has to offer, there is a large range of fine foods, lively bars and plenty of history to be explored.
If you fancy a little walk around then why not take a walking tour of Jewellery Quarter?
Tree-lined squares, International cuisine and an enviable canal side location make
Brindleyplace one of Birmingham’s most exciting destinations. Brindleyplace has a whole lot to offer including multiple bars & restaurants. If you are looking for somewhere to eat then Brindleyplace has a whole lot to offer from Edmunds British Cuisine to Coast to Coast to an Argentinian Steakhouse, there is something for everyone!
Library of Birmingham
The Library of Birmingham is currently the UK’s largest public library. After being redeveloped in 2013 over 2.5 million people have visited the library each year, making it the 10th most visited attraction in the UK. The Library of Birmingham provides a showcase for the city'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. There is also a cafe and a floor dedicated to children's books too.
It's not only books at the library, there is an audio collection, a grand piano and an open garden situated at the top of the building. Making it the perfect place to be on a sunny day in the city.
Mailbox - food & drink
The Mailbox is home to a variety of restaurants, bars, hotels, shops and a luxury cinema too. From Harvey Nichols to Miller & Carter, to Marco Pierre Whites and Alluna, there is a huge choice of options for you.
Go for some shopping and stay for some food along the canal side in one of many of the restaurants available. If you are opting for something more sophisticated then why not take yourself up to Marco Pierre's Restaurant & Bar where you can get an aerial view of Birmingham City Centre.
Resorts World is the home of Outlet Shopping in Birmingham, boasting outlets including H&M, Gap, Ernest Jones and Hamleys. If you’re looking to spend some time outside of the City Centre then Resorts World is just the place to be. There is also a range of bars and restaurants which all look out over the lake, there is also a rooftop Sky Bar boasting amazing views of the surrounding area.
Resorts World is conveniently located next to the Genting Arena where June Success Express is plus Birmingham Airport.
- BBC tours
Take a tour around the BBC studios in Birmingham! Peek behind the scenes of Midlands Today, BBC WM, the Asian Network & the famous Archers Studios. Not only do you get a tour of the studios, but you can also get a chance at making a radio show and using some of technology used on today's BBC channels. BBC Birmingham is a working building so no two tours are the same, but they will always be informative, interesting and entertaining.
Where’s your favourite place to visit in Birmingham?