Things to do in Birmingham

The large manufacturing city of Birmingham has inspired many great inventions and sporting achievements including the photocopier and the x-ray scanner. To truly experience the city you need to be ready to explore. We’ve put together a list of just a few of the top things to see and do in Brum’.

Jewellery Quarter 

The culture rich “Jewellery Quarter” in Birmingham is packed with history. See some of the 200+ listed buildings and the top museums including the Museum of Jewellery Quarter and the Pen Museum. The area is named after the amazing jewellery market where you can pick up gold and silver jewellery at very reasonable prices. Pick up some gold or silver jewellery in the market the area takes its name from.


The hippodrome in Britain’s Second City is one of the top places in the country to go see top West End productions in the UK. Since it was established in the early 1900s the venue has seen some of the best productions of all time. Last year was the 120 year anniversary which saw some great celebrations including Les Miserables. Experience the theatre this February with Snow White & the Seven Dwarves on show from 21st Jan to 2nd Feb followed by The Red Shoes from 11th Feb to Sat 15th.

Moseley Bog 

Visit what is said to be the true inspiration for “The Lord of the Rings” writer Tolkien’s Shire. The writer grew up in Birmingham. Moseley Bog is a wonderful little woodland area great for walks. If you follow the road down you can also see the Victorian Waterworks in Edgbaston which is said to have inspired Sauron’s evil tower.

Cadbury World 

The kid driven attraction offers a great insight into the wonderful world that is Cadbury’s Chocolate. Sample some of the world renowned chocolate as you tour the manufacturing site in the village of Bournville. 

These are just a few of the attractions in Britain’s Second City. Book a coach or minibus through Your Coach Hire for great nationwide cover to and from Birmingham. Get a quick quote online today.