Activities to Check Out on a Trip to Birmingham, England

Birmingham is the second largest city in England, so you can imagine how much it has to offer. With museums, shopping, entertainment, and more it can be tough narrowing what to do during a trip here. After speaking with a few locals, we’ve narrowed down a list of activities you must do while visiting.

View St. Philip’s Cathedral

The perfect place for those with a love for architecture. St. Philip’s is one of the country’s smallest cathedrals, but you wouldn’t guess that with the high ceilings that is hanging 2,000 soul boats from above. 

Admiring the stained glass windows, intricate paintings, and wondrous architect throughout this cathedral is something you must do with a camera handy.

Catch a Game

Birmingham is home to two top Premier League teams, Birmingham City and Aston Villa. Not to mention a few more right outside its borders. Whoever you decide to root for, opting to head to a game while in Birmingham will be well worth your while.

Check out the current Premier League standings to better choose which match up will serve you with the most excitement.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

For those with a love for art or history, this museum you’ll want to put on your itinerary. This can be the perfect activity for a rainy day. If you have children bring them along too. Many love checking out the dinosaur exhibits and Egyptian mummies that are displayed here.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Nature lovers, this one’s for you. The beauty of these gardens are breathtaking with views of flourishing lawns, flower beds, and shrubberies, it’s no wonder this place is one of the most visited places in Birmingham. 

When visiting Birmingham Botanical Gardens, be sure to head into each of the four glasshouses to view the many different tropical plants and exotic birds and butterflies that are thriving within.


Home of the city’s best restaurants and bars, the canal quarter is home to not only delicious food but also a thriving entertainment district. Grabbing a bite to eat while exploring the shopping and other experiences such as visiting the National SEA LIFE Centre, Legoland Discovery Centre, or Ikon Gallery can be the perfect casual day out in the city. 

Filled with fine art, dining, sporting events, and more, Birmingham is a large city that is sure to have something you enjoy. Start planning your next trip to this diverse city that has plenty to love.

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