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48 hours in 48 seconds: Birmingham

Get to know Birmingham

Birmingham is known for many things, from the welcoming accent to the settings of the hit show, Peaky Blinders. But one thing people forget is how incredible Birmingham can be at Christmas time...


From the moment you leave the coach station in Digbeth, you’ll have a chance to explore some of the city’s newest attractions, such as Ghetto Golf and Digbeth Dining Club. You’ll also find traditional Brummie favourites like the Custard Factory - an independent shopping and business centre or The Old Crown, Birmingham’s oldest pub dating back to 1368!

Then as you explore the city centre, make time to wander around the Frankfurt Christmas Market, the largest of its kind outside of Germany or Austria. You’ll find plenty of unique gifts for the whole family, as well as delicious food and drink. Bratwurst anyone?

Finally, when your legs have had enough exploring. Take a minute to sit down in one of Birmingham’s cosy cafes, restaurants or coffee shops. The Great Western Arcade is an old-fashioned gem, packed with all of these and more; it’s a must-visit for its traditional style alone. Meanwhile, the festive Snow House, just outside the Bullring, offers a chance for a casual outdoor drink and plenty of photo opportunities.


So say ‘How am ya?’ to Birmingham this festive season with cheap coach travel right into the heart of the second city. What can you do in 48 hours?

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