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1. Broad Street

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home with a trip to Broad Street, a favorite shopping spot in Birmingham. Discover the top-notch restaurants and acclaimed theater scene in this romantic area.
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You can find the perfect gifts to bring home with a trip to Broad Street, a favorite shopping spot in Birmingham. Discover the top-notch restaurants and acclaimed theater scene in this romantic area.

2. University of Birmingham

Enjoy the collegiate vibe around University of Birmingham, a top college in Birmingham. Make time to visit the area's shops, or simply enjoy its top-notch restaurants.
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Enjoy the collegiate vibe around University of Birmingham, a top college in Birmingham. Make time to visit the area's shops, or simply enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

3. Bullring Shopping Centre

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.
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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.

4. The Mailbox

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

5. Symphony Hall

Visit Symphony Hall to enjoy a performance from a program that includes some of the biggest names in jazz, folk, rock, pop, comedy and spoken word productions. The 2,262-seat hall is also the home of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the venue in 1991 and today it hosts around 300 events and welcomes over 300,000 visitors each year.
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Listen to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and watch world-famous rock and pop musicians at this concert hall.

6. Cadbury World

Visit Cadbury World to discover the history of a famous chocolate producer, sample chocolate bars and enjoy chocolate-themed events. This museum and entertainment complex dedicated to the confectionery brand opened in 1990 in Bournville, about 4 miles (6 kilometers) south of Birmingham city center. Today, it attracts over half a million visitors each year.
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Learn about the history of one of the world’s biggest chocolate manufacturers and sample various products at this interactive chocolate and entertainment center.

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