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Things to do in Birmingham

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We’re often asked by guests for recommendations of things to do in Birmingham. Therefore, we always keep a sharp eye on what’s going in the city and keep up to date with what’s new. This is the UK’s second city and, as such, we’re blessed with a vibrant cultural scene. Here are seven things to do in Birmingham that we’d recommend whatever time of the year you’re visiting.

6 Small Business Stars

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Staying Cool works hard to support fellow small, independent businesses. Here's our pick of fellow UK independents plus a special offer!

New VIP Dine & Stay Offer

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Staying Cool has launched a partnership with Nomad restaurant, one of the best places to eat in Birmingham. Staying Cool guests can now enjoy a VIP Dine & Stay offer.

Super September!

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Birmingham is always exciting, but we're moving into a whole new gear during September 2015 with Birmingham Independent Food Fair, the New Street station and Grand Central launch, the Rugby World Cup, Birmingham Weekender, Style Birmingham Live AND Rotunda's 50th birthday!

Rugby World Cup in Birmingham

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Heading for the Rugby World Cup in Birmingham this September? Take a look at our guide to the city, our favourite rugby facts and a very special offer.

Michelin Star Restaurants Birmingham

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Birmingham is justifiably proud that five of its restaurants have been awarded Michelin stars. They are Simpsons, Taylors, Carters of Moseley, Adam's and Purnell's. These outstanding restaurants are well worth building a city break around. Try one or try all five!

7 Healthy Business Travel Tips

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Working away from home can be surprisingly tough on your body. With our business guests in mind, we've put together seven simple tips on how to make sure that you feel great while you're away. And, yes, we do advise you to 'Be more squirrel' at one point... Click on the title above to find out why.

What is a serviced apartment?

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What can you expect as a guest if you've never stayed in an aparthotel or serviced apartment before? Click on the title above to find out.

Tourist attractions in Birmingham

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The UK's Second City pulsates with things to do. We know the city inside out, so we've put an edit together. Click on the title above to see our top tourist attractions in Birmingham. Coming soon to the blog - nightlife!

Boutique Hotels

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Our latest blog post explores all things 'boutique'. We also fail utterly to introduce the word 'apartique' into the English language! Click on the title above to read the post.

Cool Kids

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Our free Cool for Kids package is always popular with families and Birmingham offers a really wide variety of things to do. We believe that our serviced apartments are a really excellent choice for families. See why on our Cool for Kids page with lots of inspiration about what to do in Birmingham with kids and teens.

13 Cool Things to Do in Birmingham This Summer

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There are some wonderful events taking place in Birmingham, UK over summer 2015. Click on the title above to read about the festivals and sports events you can enjoy in the city. There's something for everyone (and a special offer on accommodation).