Eight things to do in Birmingham City Centre

Birmingham city centre is full of things to do. The streets are full with high street stores and places to eat. Here's our list of the top things to see and do. 

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1) Get some retail therapy at Bullring and Grand Central

Bullring and Grand Central shopping centre has various shops, from fashion, health and beauty, jewellery, banks, technology, toy stores and plenty of places to eat.

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2) Get cultured at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is a great place to visit with a wide range of art on display. Featuring contemporary art to renaissance pieces, Egyptian mummies and more - there’s something for everyone. 

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3) For something different, visit The West Midlands Police museum – The Lock Up

The West Midlands Police museum has lots to offer, from talks and tours of old prison cells to events such as live performances. 

4) See the latest releases at The Electric Cinema

Fancy watching a movie? Head down to the UK's oldest working cinema and don't forget the popcorn!

5) Make your escape at Escape Hunt Birmingham

Up for an exciting and challenging activity? There are various escape rooms to choose from at Escape Hunt Birmingham. Test your skills to make your escape!

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6) Catch a theatre show

The city centre is packed with great theatre venues! You'll find large scale touring musicals and ballet at Birmingham Hippodrome, plays at Birmingham Rep and intimate fringe shows at The Old Joint Stock Theatre. Also, look out for The Alexandra TheatreThe Old Rep, and The Crescent

7) See the city from the water

Explore Birmingham's Victorian heritage at the Roundhouse or head out onto the canal with their paddle boarding or kayaking tours. 

8) Play some pinball at Tilt

If you're looking for a bar with a difference, Tilt in the City Arcade brings together craft ale, speciality coffee and pinball! 

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