Coming to stay with us in Birmimgham? We'd recommend a visit to the Great Western Arcade, which is just a few minutes' walk from the Rotunda.
The Victorian arcade, refurbished four years ago, is a very elegant place to shop and home to a wide variety of shops many of which are independently owned (much like ourselves). Almost 40 businesses are based there including gems such as Hollingsworth Cigars - the second oldest tobacconist in the country.
The Birmimgham Hippodrome has some wonderful entertainment on offer this Christmas. From November 22nd-December 12th, Birmimgham Royal Ballet will perform The Nutcracker. It's then panto time from Dec 19th-Feb 2nd. A star-studded cast - including Stephanie Beacham and Gok Wan - will perform Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
June 2013Staying Cool at the Rotunda
"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
""..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
"The New York Times recently named our second city as one of the hottest destinations for 2012...Its favourite place to stay? Staying Cool's apartments atop the Rotunda..." The Sunday Times