Victoria Square

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Victoria Square featuring a square or plaza, flowers and heritage architecture

This public square marks the center of the city. Find historic buildings, famous sculptures and a farmers market.

Visit Victoria Square to see city landmarks, admire sculptures and an ornamental fountain, and shop at the annual Christmas market and craft fair. The square was originally called Council House Square. It took its present name on January 10, 1901, to commemorate Queen Victoria. Curiously, the queen passed away less than two weeks later.

Take time to admire the buildings surrounding the square. On the west side is Birmingham Town Hall, a popular concert venue. Check out its Corinthian columns and Roman-revival architectural style. The Council House occupies the square’s north side. Built between 1874 and 1879, the building houses part of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Look for the clock tower. Locals call it Big Brum, which refers to its likeness to London’s Big Ben.

The square’s artwork offers plenty of photo opportunities. The centerpiece is The River (also known as The Floozie in the Jacuzzi), a large ornamental fountain. Indian sculptor Dhruva Mistry designed it in 1993. Check out the 20-foot (six-meter) tall Iron: Man statue by Antony Gormley and a statue of Queen Victoria created by Thomas Brock.

Come to Victoria Square to enjoy its cultural events. Try German food and mulled wine, and shop for handicrafts at the annual Frankfurt Christmas Market in December. Younger visitors will enjoy riding the market’s carousel. Watch performances by local and international jazz musicians during the Birmingham International Jazz Festival, held in July. Full details of concerts are on the Live Brum event listings website.

Victoria Square marks the heart of Birmingham city center. Major city attractions, such as Symphony Hall and The Mailbox, are a short walk away. A pedestrian-only street runs west to Brindley Place and east to the Bullring Shopping Centre. The nearest train station is Birmingham New Street. Public buses also stop close to the square.

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Top Hotels Close to Victoria Square

Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
3 out of 5
Smallbrook, Queensway, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥7,502 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 ...
4/5Very Good! (936 reviews)
"Service was fantastic, especially at breakfast."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
Jurys Inn Birmingham
Jurys Inn Birmingham
4 out of 5
245 Broad Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥7,891 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
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! (1,256 reviews)
"Great position for NIA and city centre. Quiet, clean, comfortable. Only there overnight so limited use of hotel but the check-in team were super friendly and helpful especially when you consider how busy they were coupled with Covid working restrictions."

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Jurys Inn Birmingham
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
4 out of 5
2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥14,252 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in Birmingham City Centre, this spa hotel is steps from International Convention Centre (ICC), Broad Street, and Symphony Hall. The Mailbox and Arena ...
4.4/5Excellent! (948 reviews)
"Great. Gonna go again for sure."

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Hyatt Regency 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.

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Victoria Square


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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 ¥7,165 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Holiday Inn Express Birmingham - City Centre
Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
3 out of 5
Smallbrook, Queensway, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥7,502 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
Jurys Inn Birmingham
Jurys Inn Birmingham
4 out of 5
245 Broad Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥7,891 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Jurys Inn Birmingham
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
4 out of 5
2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥14,252 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Hyatt Regency 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 ¥9,688 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Hampton by Hilton Birmingham Broad Street
Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre
Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre
4 out of 5
Central Square, Holliday Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥9,720 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Birmingham
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Birmingham
4 out of 5
Church Street, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥12,782 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Birmingham
pentahotel Birmingham
pentahotel Birmingham
4 out of 5
Ernest Street, Holloway Head, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥7,892 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
pentahotel Birmingham
Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Brindley Place
Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Brindley Place
4 out of 5
1 Brunswick Square, Birmingham, England
The price is ¥9,035 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Brindley Place
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.