What’s new to do in Birmingham in 2019?

If you’re starting with us this September, here’s what you’ve got to look forward to in 2019 and beyond!

1. Get tickets to the Cricket World Cup

Hands down the biggest thing coming to England this year is the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Ten of the biggest national cricket teams are coming together to battle it out for the World Cup trophy. Luckily for us, Birmingham is home to the Edgbaston Cricket Ground which plans to host a few of the scheduled match-ups.

Edgbaston will host one of the biggest bouts of the tournament with home-side England set to take on two-time World Cup winners India on Sunday 30 June. Following that, the semi-finals of the cup will also be hosted in the city on Thursday 11 July.

View more information and get tickets

2. Eat in a converted boiler room

The Grand Hotel on Colmore Row is currently going through a period of restoration with an aim to modernise the 19th century hotel. As part of the restoration project, the 5,000 sq ft underground boiler room has been converted into a Chinese restaurant and cocktail bar called Tattu, which opened in February.

Tattu already has successful restaurants in Leeds and Manchester, making Birmingham its third opening. Their interiors are VERY Instagrammable and ideal for a celebratory meal or a fancy drink out as a treat.

3. Catch a concert

We’re spoilt for choice in Birmingham when it comes to live music venues – it’s a headlining city for many artists. This year is no different. Some of the biggest names in music will be playing in our arenas including Post Malone, Nicki Minaj, Shawn Mendes and The Vamps.

Find out more information and book tickets.

4. Visit the future

Construction work has been taking place within Birmingham for the last few years now to make it a city for the future. 2019 marks the end of construction for some major city centre developments meaning they’ll be opening their doors to the public very soon!

The most exciting development to come to the centre is the new Centenary Square (outside Birmingham Library). The redevelopment has been going on since April 2017 and aims to give the square a fresh new, modern look. The world’s biggest Primark has also finally thrown open its doors to the public. The £60 million store sees the much awaited renovation of The Pavilions shopping centre and features a beauty salon, two cafes and more clothes than you could wear in a lifetime.

2019 looks it’s going to be an exciting time for Birmingham. We have many new things coming to our city and with our campus being so close to most of them, it won’t be hard to try them all!

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