The lovely people at Birmingham Favourites have blogged about
our new Cooking Cool
Birmingham Comedy Festival hits town next month from October 4th-13th. Highlights include Russell Brand, Adam Hills, Nina Conti, and Laurel and Hardy on the big screen.
Location, Location, Location was filmed in Birmingham a few
months ago and the episode will be screened tomorrow night
(September 19th) at 8pm on Channel 4.
The crew filmed here (and, in fact, Kirstie stayed here), so we are hoping that we'll be on screen tomorrow night at some point.
Good to see that Adam's restaurant - new to the Birmingham food scene - seems to be thriving. Adam's has won some rave reviews over the past few months in the press and is currently in pole position on TripAdvisor.
If you travel on business to Birmingham and/or Manchester on a regular basis you should consider setting up a Cool account. Simply email email@example.com and we'll send you all the details.
We'd highly recommend a visit to Barcelona during the winter
months. The city is much quieter and there's still plenty to keep
you entertained. Our 39
Steps apartment is very central and has heating if
Here are some key dates
The International Jazz Festival takes place from the 19th of October to December 1st this year.
The Fira de Santa Llúcia market has run in the lead up to Christmas since 1786. You'll find the market close to the city's cathedral (just a few minutes' walk from 39 Steps). It's a great place to pick up decorations and Christmas gifts.
Three Kings' Day or 'Reis Mags' is on Twelfth Night (January 5th, 2014). Reis Mags is the biggest day of celebration for Christmas in Spain and Barcelona puts on a huge procession of floats to celebrate.
Santa Eulàlia, held for five days around February 12th,
commemorates the city's patron saint. You can enjoy free concerts
all over town, processions of giants and fire-running! Many
buildings and museums are free to enter during this period.
Barcelona tourist info
Clothes Show Live comes to Birmingham this December. This is the 25th year of what is called 'the ultimate girls' day out'.
We'd recommend staying over with us at the Rotunda after the show. You can reach the show at the NEC by train in under ten minutes from nearby New Street Station.
We always rate Jas Sansi's photography highly and his images of the 4 Squares Weekender really capture the sense of excitement in the city last weekend.
Coming to Birmingham for Grand Designs Live? You can enjoy 10% off stays with us at the Rotunda from October 3rd-7th, 2013. Check out the Grand Designs Live website for the booking code.
Birmingham city centre will be alive with the sound of bicycle bells this Sunday as the Sky Ride is coming to town. Enjoy traffic free cycling for all ages.
"Self catering couldn't be more groovy." The Telegraph's Stella magazine
""..our apartment was equipped with a fully functioning kitchen, replete with oranges for juicing, a juicer, coffee grounds for grinding, a coffee machine, and the most swaggy open-plan living room, framed by a seemingly endless view..."" Wonderland Magazine
"Leave the curtains open and wake up to the panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows." Time Out