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Open Day: Autumn 2019

Our Open Day provides you with the perfect opportunity to discover just what Birmingham has to offer.

Travelling to Birmingham for our next Open Day? Why not take the opportunity to make a weekend of it? We're situated in the heart of the city where there’s a whole load of places to explore, as well as concerts, shopping and chocolate! Here's our guide to some of the things you could see and do.

Cadbury World

Uncover the fascinating story of Cadbury chocolate. From learning how your favourite confectionery is made to playing in chocolate rain, Cadbury World is not just for kids. Take in the sights, smells and tastes of the place where chocolate really comes to life.

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Places to visit in Birmingham

Bullring

Shopping in Birmingham

Nothing beats a healthy helping of retail therapy! With 160 stylish stores featuring 2,000 leading brands, the Bullring is the premier destination for shopping in the Midlands.

Museum and Art Gallery

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Opened in 1885, this museum and gallery is famous for its Pre-Raphaelite paintings as well as paintings by other Victorian artists whose works are hard to find in metropolitan areas.

Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham

With its stand-out postmodern and high-tech architecture, the library of Birmingham is one landmark to add to your must-see list. (Closed on Sundays).

Travelodge

There are five Travelodges located in Birmingham City Centre. The closest is Travelodge Birmingham Central Moor Street. Each Travelodge in Birmingham is offering a five per cent discount to BCU visitors at our next Open Day.

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Where to eat AND STAY in Birmingham

Tom's Kitchen

Tom's Kitchen

Tom’s Kitchen Birmingham is the latest Restaurant, Bar and Deli to open, located in The Mailbox, right in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Independent Birmingham

Independent Birmingham

Independent Birmingham is dedicated to unearthing Birmingham's hidden gems and best-kept secrets, touring the city in search of the unique and the inspiring.

Digbeth Dining Club

Digbeth Dining Club

Digbeth Dining Club is the multi award winning street food event that has become a hit in Birmingham and is leading the Midlands alternative food scene.

Clayton Hotel

A short walk from the Bullring and only 0.1 miles away from our City Centre Campus. The hotel has 174 luxurious bedrooms and has all the facilities needed to relax and unwind (formerly Hotel la Tour).

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