It is not by chance that the city of Birmingham in the United Kingdom is enjoying rising popularity as a destination for tourists and business travellers in the English Midlands. Once a market town, it gave way to a flourishing cultural, economic and technological centre in the years of the Industrial Revolution, then evolving to become one of the most important British hubs for transportation, commerce, arts and international events as well as the fourth most visited city in Great Britain. While students from overseas normally travel to enrol in one of its universities or take English language courses in specialised schools with native teachers, some of the main reasons for foreign visitors to fly to Birmingham include touring Cadbury World, seeing the WarWick Arts Centre and the Royal Air Force Museum or visiting its many theatres and gardens.
Choosing a centric accommodation in the city allows for easier commutes to its main landmarks, not to mention that some of its main attractions and venues will be within easy reach on foot. Below, you can learn more about our recommended hotels in Birmingham, UK.
The EasyHotel in Birmingham
This EasyHotel boasts an exceptional location in the heart of Birmingham, which enables guests to walk to places of interest like the New Alexandra Theatre, Victoria Square, the Council House and the Birmingham Christmas Market, as well as to explore the wide array of shopping and dining options in the surroundings. Its double, twin or triple rooms -among which there are accessible units for guests with reduced mobility- feature the essential amenities desired for a nice leisure or business stay in which all the basic needs of travellers are covered: air conditioning and heating, comfortable beds and private shower. A continental buffet can be enjoyed at the communal lounge of this budget hotel in Birmingham. Furthermore, extra services such as wireless internet access, luggage storage and snacks are available for a small surcharge. The multilingual staff at the front desk will be happy to assist you with the best ways to commute to the closest airport (BHX), or to East Midlands airport from the nearby New Street train station, the latter case requiring a transfer to a bus in Derby railway station.
The Britannia Hotel near Birmingham New Street station
The Britannia is a 3-star accommodation conveniently situated within short walking distance of the busy New Street railway station in Birmingham. Its single, double, twin and executive rooms are equipped with TV, press, coffee and tea facilities, cosy beds and en suite bathroom with shower and tub. There is a free wireless internet network available for guests to use in the communal zones. In addition to the proximity to the train station, the opportunity to enjoy a daily buffet breakfast including the full English and Irish specialties, or a meal at either its onsite bar or the restaurant inside the premises makes it an ideal stop for travellers touring England or those who travel itinerantly for work to different locations within the UK. Provided that this is your first time in the city, there are some mandatory visits for guests staying in this hotel close to New Street train station in Birmingham, namely the Bullring shopping centre, Victoria Square, the National Sea Life Aquarium and Saint Philips Cathedral. There is a Sainsbury’s establishment right around the corner and Birmingham airport lies roughly 12 kilometres away from this point.
BLOC Hotel in Birmingham, UK
Just a 15-minute stroll away from the city centre in the very heart of the cultural Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, the BLOC is strategically situated close to some of the main university colleges and a vast selection of pubs, cafés and restaurants. If you consider making a reservation in this particular location, know that you can choose among both standard or superior double rooms and apartments equipped with high-speed wireless internet, complimentary bottled water, TV, extra large beds and private bathroom. Provided that you travel by air, a short commute by taxi, bus or train is all you will need to get to this 3-star hotel in Birmingham, about 12,5 kilometres away from the city’s main airport. Furthermore, there are tram and rail lines connecting this area to Cadbury World.