Why not take a visit to Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter? This historic area is home to over 400 jewellery businesses plus some excellent cafes, restaurants and quirky museums. The Jewellery Quarter has a very distinctive vibe to it.
If you are in Birmingham any time between now and August 26th,
we'd recommend taking a wander around the 120+ stalls that make up
International Food Fair.
Enjoy cuisines from around the globe plus the best of local food and drink.
City centre 10am-9.30pm daily.
If you are staying with us on September 15th then take a look at Social Screen
This glam, '50s-themed fundraiser is being held in a secret location in Birmingham. Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea while enjoying the sounds of a local swing band, followed by the film 'Far from Heaven'.
Vintage make up and hair stylists will be on hand if you want to embrace the '50s look.
Booking an apartment in Birmingham or Barcelona? You can see all of our offers on our website. We recommend checking them out before you book online as you may be able to make a substantial saving.
Thanks to Liam O'Brien of Barcelona for sharing these shots of Birmingham with us. They feature our 'corner shop' (aka Selfridges), the Rotunda and the city's eighteenth century square built around St Paul's Church.
The Birmingham International Food Fair returns to the city next week. Over 120 stalls will showcase food from around the world and you will also be able to enjoy the best of local food and drink.
The festival runs between the 14th-26th August from 10am -9.30pm.
Fascinated by science? Get down to Cafe Scientifique in Birmingham and learn about/debate the hottest contemporary issues on the first Tuesday of every month. Tonight, nuclear is on the menu.
You can enjoy a Dram Fine Summer courtesy of the Birmingham Whisky Club.
Heading for the Big Smoke? Chiltern Railways are offering 30% off 'walk up' fares from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone until September 1st. You can download the voucher required from the Chiltern website.
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"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
""..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