The Mailbox

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The Mailbox featuring central business district, a city and night scenes

Shop for designer clothes, sample international cuisine at waterside restaurants and watch a television show broadcast, all at this multipurpose retail center.

At The Mailbox you can shop at luxury retail stores, dine on the terrace of a canal-side restaurant, view art exhibitions and go behind the scenes at a television studio. The building was previously a Royal Mail sorting office before opening to the public as a multipurpose complex in 1998.

Fashion lovers will enjoy shopping at a range of men’s and women’s stores. Among these are luxury labels such as Emporio Armani and Hugo Boss. There are also home and lifestyle shops. Check The Mailbox’s official website for sales, discounts and other offers.

Visit the public studio of BBC Birmingham and watch a live broadcast of TV and radio shows. Take a tour of the sets and pretend to be a news presenter in the interactive area. Tours last about 90 minutes and have a fee. Younger visitors will enjoy the children’s miming and drawing activities. Find further details at the Tours section of the official BBC website.

Go to the Castle Galleries to find rotating exhibitions, such as photography by American photojournalist Eve Arnold, whose work appeared in publications such as Life magazine. Arnold photographed public figures, including Marilyn Monroe. Art connoisseurs can find limited edition and original pieces to buy.

The complex has a range of places to eat and drink. Sit at a restaurant overlooking the canal and sample dishes from Africa, Asia and the Mediterranean. Adjacent to The Mailbox is The Cube, a high-end commercial and residential complex in a striking, architectural building. Check out the panoramic city views from Marco’s, the 25th-floor restaurant named after Michelin-starred chef Marco Pierre White.

The Mailbox sits on the southwest edge of Birmingham’s city center. Major attractions, including Birmingham Cathedral and Symphony Hall, are a short walk away. The nearest train station is Birmingham New Street. Public buses stop close to the main entrance. Pay-and-display parking is available on site.

The center is open every day of the year. Visit The Mailbox’s official website for individual store and restaurant hours.

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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 ¥7,598 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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! (951 reviews)
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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 refundable
The price is ¥7,896 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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Jurys Inn Birmingham
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 ¥9,964 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
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Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Hampton by Hilton Birmingham Broad Street
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.

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Holiday Inn Express Birmingham - City Centre
Holiday Inn Express Birmingham - City Centre
3.5 out of 5
19 Holiday Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥7,546 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Holiday Inn Express Birmingham - City Centre
Jurys Inn Birmingham
Jurys Inn Birmingham
4 out of 5
245 Broad Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥7,896 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Jurys Inn Birmingham
Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
3 out of 5
Smallbrook, Queensway, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥7,598 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
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 ¥9,964 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Hampton by Hilton Birmingham Broad Street
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
4 out of 5
2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥16,023 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
pentahotel Birmingham
pentahotel Birmingham
4 out of 5
Ernest Street, Holloway Head, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥7,897 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
pentahotel Birmingham
AC Hotel by Marriott Birmingham
AC Hotel by Marriott Birmingham
4 out of 5
160 Wharfside Street, The Mailbox, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥9,560 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
AC Hotel by Marriott Birmingham
Malmaison Birmingham
Malmaison Birmingham
4 out of 5
1 Wharfside, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥11,579 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Malmaison Birmingham
Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre
Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre
4 out of 5
Central Square, Holliday Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥10,141 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre
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.