As Britain’s second-largest city, Birmingham is evolving at speed and positively buzzing with regeneration, making it one of the UK’s best cities for work and play.
If you’re looking for retail therapy, you’ll find it in abundance. The Mailbox, one of Birmingham’s most exclusive shopping venues and home to Harvey Nichols, is a must. As is the Bullring with Selfridges’ iconic “bubble-wrapped” façade.
For your culture fix, head to Birmingham’s state-of-the-art library or the museum and art gallery in the heart of the city. Birmingham’s renaissance includes first-class commercial areas such as Colmore Business District – bringing new life and vitality to the historic centre. Plus, getting in and out of the city has never been easier with excellent train links to London and the new tram-line extension makes city living ever more convenient, while the planned HS2 will bring London even closer.
Birmingham also has a unique industrial heritage that includes the Jewellery Quarter and St Paul’s Square and boasts more canals than Venice. One enviable canal-side location is Brindleyplace, where you’re spoilt for choice with an array of restaurants, bars and cafés. Birmingham also offers you fantastic day-to-nightlife, which includes a colourful mix of gastronomic restaurants, bistros, secret cocktail bars and craft breweries. And there’s more great news for sport fans, as the city is a sporting mecca too, regularly playing host to international cricket and athletics.
Whatever you want from a city, Birmingham has it.
Discover Colmore Business District by day and stroll across open plazas, sip handcrafted espresso in artisan coffee shops or browse a while in the boutiques, the choice is yours. As night falls, Colmore Business District lights up. Discover secret cocktail bars, gastronomic delights and boutique hotels.
Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, or both, Colmore Business District by day isn’t just the beating commercial heart of Birmingham and home to successful businesses such as Coutts & Co, Axa and Sage (with transport links to match), it’s also the destination for many of the city’s top bistros, artisan coffee shops, and boutique shopping.
CBD is the very definition of business and pleasure, with everything you could ever want within one of Birmingham’s most exclusive quarters.
Visit Colmore Business District by night and you’re in for a treat. As one of Birmingham’s most exclusive places for after-work drinks, cocktails and dinner, Colmore Business District harbours some of the most well-known bars, restaurants and clubs that Birmingham has to offer.
There is so much to do in Colmore Business District, from dusk till dawn, no two nights need ever be the same.
Shop like an A-lister with a trip to a tempting range of luxury and designer stores, while the historic charm of the Great Western Arcade is a must visit, housing many independent stores and boutiques. Spend your lunch hour sampling some house blends and flavour-filled sandwiches in the areas independent coffee houses and top it off with a leisurely stroll around Cathedral Square.
Food and drink fanatics will love CBD. From the renowned Hotel du Vin bistro, to Gaucho’s Argentinian food and wine, to the best dim sum from Chung Ying Central, to the Opus Restaurant and a menu that’s positively bursting with seasonality and freshness – you’re spoilt for choice. The more adventurous foodie would covet Michelin-star cuisine at Purnell’s and The Ivy (opening in 2018).
The Bureau and The Alchemist are just two must-visit bars in the heart of Colmore, combining luxury interiors and fine cocktails to create a unique experience.
If you’re looking to end your night on a high and appreciate the finer things in life, look no further than The Colmore Club, Birmingham’s exclusive private member’s club for professional men and women. If you’re lucky enough to be invited to join, it’s the perfect venue to socialise, network or just unwind – or to borrow The Colmore Club motto, enjoy “privacy without pretentiousness.”
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