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Birmingham City Centre

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Bus travel to Birmingham City Centre

Enjoy Birmingham attractions for less with an affordable day ticket on our buses. From shopping in the Bullring to enjoying great food and drink in Digbeth, here's what you need to know for a great day out in Birmingham...

Where to visit first

The Bullring

A trip to the city centre isn't complete without a browse around the Bullring. Visit one of Birmingham's most iconic landmarks, with plenty of big-name brands for a treat or a bargain.

Visit the Bullring website.

 

Library of Birmingham

Offering stunning views across the city, as well as a great spot for a little peace and quiet, The Library of Birmingham is an amazing place to visit and let your imagination run free.

Visit the library webpage.

 

The world's biggest Primark

It's not every day you get to step into a record-holding shop. This highstreet giant is five floors of retail therapy, including the largest Duck & Dry beauty studio, an in-store barbershop and the ever-popular Disney Cafe.

Visit the Primark website.

Where to shop

Grand Central

We've already covered the Bullring, so it's only fair that we talk about Birmingham's other favourite shopping centre. Grand Central features more of your favourite brands, as well as a cosy food court area to help you take a break from all that shopping.

Visit the Grand Central website.

 

The Arcades

There are several arcades tucked away in the city centre, from the majesty of Great Western to the cuteness of Picadilly, can you find them and their truly unique stores?

Visit the Great Western Arcade website.

 

Birmingham Indoor Market

A city centre staple for years, support independent traders with a trip to the indoor market. From everyday essentials to beautiful fish and meat, you'll be talking about your findings for days.

Visit the Birmingham Market webpage.

Where to eat & drink

Digbeth

Digbeth has become Birmingham's food and drink epicentre in recent years. With the rise of the ever-popular street food vendors, to a host of bars offering everything from mini-golf and baseball batting cages to old-school arcade games, it's easily one of the best places to sample food and drink, day or night.

Bacchus Bar

Hidden away under New Street, this medieval-themed pub is a fantastic find. With plenty of nooks and crannies to tuck yourself away to, a fantastic selection of drinks and truly hearty pub food, it's one of the city's best-kept secrets.

View the Bacchus Bar webpage.

 

Tamatanga

Exclusive to Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham, Tamatanga is Indian street food done right. Enjoy a great mix of classic dishes, sumptuous starters and satisfying drinks at a fair price.

View the Tamatanga website.

Where to take the kids

National SEA LIFE Centre

See clownfish (of Finding Nemo fame), strangely-shaped guitarfish, even sharks and so much more at the National SEA LIFE Centre! A true haven for rare, beautiful and endangered underwater life, meet the family of Gentoo penguins, walk through the UK’s only 360° Ocean Tunnel and take a seat at the 4D cinema to get interactive!

Visit the SEA LIFE Centre website.

 

Thinktank

Thinktank is a unique science museum with everything from steam engines to human intestines! This marvellous museum has over 200 hands-on displays of science and technology, past and present. Don’t miss the incredible digital planetarium dome to see the solar system like never before.

Visit the Thinktank website.

 

Lego Discovery Centre

A utopia for Lego fans big and small, the Discovery Centre has everything from a soft play area to interactive rides and a 4D cinema. And yes, there’re plenty of tiny building blocks to build whatever your heart desires too. You can even meet your favourite lego characters for a quick selfie!

Visit the Discovery Centre website.

Where to go for sport & activities

St Andrew's Stadium

Home of the Blues, Birmingham City Football Club, St Andrew's is just past Digbeth and a great venue to enjoy the stadium experience in the heart of the city. Not a Blues fan? Villa Park and The Hawthorns are just a short bus ride away!

 

Edgbaston Stadium

It may be just outside the city centre, but Edgbaston is just too notable not to mention. One of the hallowed grounds of English cricket, Edgbaston is the place to be for top Test matches and Twenty20 action.

Visit the Edgbaston website.

Birmingham city centre bus services

Our services travel from across the whole of the West Midlands right into the heart of the city centre. From dedicated school services to fast, frequent local travel. You're sure to find the bus number that meets your needs.

Please use our journey planner below to find the right service for you.

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