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Living in Birmingham

Birmingham is in England’s top three most-visited places to shop, and the Bullring has had markets since the 12th century.

The market has hundreds of stalls selling everything from fish and meat to fabric and clothes. You’ll find the city is a shoppers' paradise, with glossy, modern retail centres, restored Victorian arcades and a range of markets offering everything from designer labels to second-hand bargains.


You’ll find all of the UK’s main high-street stores in the city, along with smaller boutiques and special interest shops.

Explore Birmingham

Birmingham has lots of places to explore including Chinatown, the Jewellery Quarter and the Mailbox. The Visit Birmingham website contains details of all the places Birmingham has to offer for a day out.

The Bullring

The Bullring is Birmingham's newest shopping destination. Built at a cost of £500 million, it has more than 160 shops and restaurants covering an area equivalent to 26 football pitches. The Bullring is home to Selfridges and a range of designer shops.


Digbeth is where you’ll find a mass of retailers, music shops and vintage fairs, while the underground Oasis market in the city centre showcases independent retailers and unique fashion.