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Bullring Shopping Centre
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Bullring Shopping Centre showing modern architecture and shopping

An ultra-modern complex, this shopping destination is built on the site of a centuries-old marketplace, continuing Birmingham’s tradition of commerce and ambition.

The Bullring is a historic shopping center that befits Birmingham, which is known as the “city of a thousand trades.” Once a market square that ran a busy trade in meat and horses, the Bullring is now a vast retail complex with an ultra-modern design. Admire its sleek architecture, shop in boutiques and enjoy a snack in the food hall.

When Birmingham first emerged as a major European city, it built its reputation on commerce. The Bullring site, which was named after the grassy area where bulls were baited before slaughter, hosted its first market in the 12th century. As Birmingham grew in importance as a center for textiles, the market changed its focus accordingly. By the 1960s, the Bullring had been developed into one of the world’s foremost enclosed shopping centers.

As you walk around the sleek, modern Bullring of today, keep look for remnants of this glorious past. Admire the statue of Lord Horatio Nelson overlooking St. Martin’s Square. Have your photo taken with the 7-foot (2.2-meter) bronze bull sculpture at the main entrance to the west building.

The Bullring may be historic but by no means is it a museum. With more than 160 shops and some 40 million visitors per year, this retail complex is positively buzzing with action. Shop for all your favorite designer brands, including Swarovski, Hugo Boss and Karen Millen. Admire the architecture of the Selfridges department store, which is covered with 15,000 aluminum discs, inspired by a Paco Rabanne sequined dress.

Wander through the enormous food hall and discover the range of restaurants and cafés. Make sure to stop by Spiceal Street, a historic locale lined with modern eateries.

The Bullring is open every day, with shorter hours on Sundays. The center is easily accessible by bus and train. Ample on-site parking is available for a small fee. Attractions such as Birmingham Town Hall and the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery are within walking distance.

Top Hotels Close to Bullring Shopping Centre

Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
3 out of 5
Smallbrook, Queensway, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥6,468 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Located in Birmingham City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hurst Street, The Arcadian, and Birmingham Hippodrome. Bullring Shopping Centre and ...
4/5Very Good! (982 reviews)
"Junior suite was a bit tied in areas, although spacious. Couldn’t get the Tassimo machine to work! Air conditioning was fine in the room. Breakfast was lovely."

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2021

Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
Jurys Inn Birmingham
Jurys Inn Birmingham
4 out of 5
245 Broad Street, Birmingham, England
Free Cancellation
The price is ¥7,401 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 25
Located in Birmingham City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of International Convention Centre (ICC), Arena Birmingham, and Library ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,463 reviews)
"Property very well located next to Brindley place - amazing proximity to some really nice bars. Although we had minimal interaction with staff (self checkout due to covid!) the staff we did meet were very friendly. We shared a family room which had two very comfortable double beds, tea and coffee ..."

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Jurys Inn Birmingham
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
4 out of 5
2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥16,088 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in Birmingham City Centre, this spa hotel is steps from International Convention Centre (ICC), Broad Street, and Symphony Hall. The Mailbox and Arena ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (986 reviews)
"The hotel was clean and the staff were very attentive. Not a fault of the hotel but there were a number of noisy guests who seemed crammed on one floor. Spa facilities were well managed although the sauna is only switched on as the spa opens so if you book an early slight, be mindful the sauna will ..."

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

Hyatt Regency Birmingham
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Best Lodging Options Near Bullring Shopping Centre

Copthorne Hotel Birmingham
Copthorne Hotel Birmingham
4 out of 5
Paradise Circus, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥5,137 per night from Jul 22 to Jul 22
Copthorne Hotel Birmingham
Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
3 out of 5
Smallbrook, Queensway, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥6,468 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
Jurys Inn Birmingham
Jurys Inn Birmingham
4 out of 5
245 Broad Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥7,401 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 25
Jurys Inn Birmingham
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
4 out of 5
2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥16,088 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
Staying Cool at  Rotunda
Staying Cool at Rotunda
4 out of 5
Rotunda, 150 New Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥14,450 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Staying Cool at Rotunda
Malmaison Birmingham
Malmaison Birmingham
4 out of 5
1 Wharfside, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥10,774 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 25
Malmaison Birmingham
The Grand Hotel Birmingham
The Grand Hotel Birmingham
4 out of 5
Colmore Row, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥18,463 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 6
The Grand Hotel Birmingham
Aparthotel Adagio Birmingham City Centre
Aparthotel Adagio Birmingham City Centre
4 out of 5
131 Digbeth, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥8,673 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Aparthotel Adagio Birmingham City Centre
Clayton Hotel Birmingham
Clayton Hotel Birmingham
4 out of 5
85 Albert Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥9,114 per night from Jul 19 to Jul 19
Clayton Hotel Birmingham
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.