Birmingham's celebrations of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light, are amongst the biggest in the UK.
Visit Birmingham has information on when and where where you can enjoy Diwali in the city, including a free event hosted by BBC Asian Network on November 18th. There will be plenty on offer for all the family including music, dancing and a dedicated Kids Zone.
Air Canada's Enroute Magazine has taken an in-depth look at Birmimgham's foodie scene.
The Yummy Brummies piece by Laura Osborne features interviews (and tastings) with many of the city's major players.
June 2013Staying Cool at the Rotunda
"I liked the fact that all the food products were fairtrade/organic (excellent!). The flat was lovely, wish I had somewhere like that in London.." Kate Cater, Life & Style Editor, The Guardian
""..the Rotunda is superbly located bang in the city centre with New Street and the famous Christmas market less than 20ft from our door – perfect for dropping off those heavy shopping bags."" North Devon Journal
"There are no bellhops nor a gym...instead you get a Mac Mini, free Wi-Fi, an espresso machine and a juicer (oranges included)." The New York Times