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
Fully refundable
The price is ¥7,461 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
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 ...
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"The staff at the holiday inn were very polite and extremely helpful in all aspects. The hotel was clean and was a good location to moor street station. The breakfasts were good with plenty to choose from. The only problem we had was the lack of sleep of which I was very disappointed. Ear plugs are ..."

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2021

Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
Jurys Inn Birmingham
Jurys Inn Birmingham
4 out of 5
245 Broad Street, Birmingham, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥9,262 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
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! (1,260 reviews)
"Very happy with facilities, cleanliness and good service"

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Clayton Hotel Birmingham
Clayton Hotel Birmingham
4 out of 5
85 Albert Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥11,947 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Birmingham City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham Cathedral, and Birmingham Hippodrome. ...
4.4/5Excellent! (950 reviews)
"Amazing suite, nice location in town"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Clayton Hotel Birmingham
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ibis budget Birmingham Centre
ibis budget Birmingham Centre
2.5 out of 5
1 Great Colmore Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥4,027 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
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Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
3 out of 5
Smallbrook, Queensway, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥7,461 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
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Jurys Inn Birmingham
Jurys Inn Birmingham
4 out of 5
245 Broad Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥9,262 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
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Clayton Hotel Birmingham
Clayton Hotel Birmingham
4 out of 5
85 Albert Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥11,947 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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Hampton by Hilton Birmingham Broad Street
Hampton by Hilton Birmingham Broad Street
3 out of 5
200 Broad Street, Cumberland House, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥9,666 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
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Hyatt Regency Birmingham
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
4 out of 5
2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥15,975 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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pentahotel Birmingham
pentahotel Birmingham
4 out of 5
Ernest Street, Holloway Head, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥7,873 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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Staying Cool at Rotunda
4 out of 5
Rotunda, 150 New Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥17,116 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
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Aparthotel Adagio Birmingham City Centre
Aparthotel Adagio Birmingham City Centre
4 out of 5
131 Digbeth, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥8,592 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
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