Looking for a great night out? We recommend Birmingham's Jam House in the Jewellery Quarter. It's a fabulous venue for live music (jazz.blues and rock) and you can eat there too. Good times!
If you are in Manchester this weekend, check out the Independent Interiors Show in the Northern Quarter. Entry is only £3.00 and one of our favourite companies, Eclectic Chair, will be there.
Birmingham now has four Michelin starred restaurants as Adam's has been taken into the fold today. Birmingham really is foodie paradise!
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.
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