Shopping in Birmingham - Seriously Cool

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With the opening of Grand Central, shopping in Birmingham just got even bigger and even cooler.  

  1. Birmingham is now the only UK city outside London with five city-centre department stores (Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, John Lewis, Debenhams and House of Fraser)

  2. Put a ring on it! Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter is home to over 500 jewellery businesses. This historic (and rather funky) city quarter produces more than 40% of jewellery made in the UK

  3. Grand Central - new kid on the Birmingham shopping block – wraps around New Street train station. It’s seriously big (450,000 sq ft) and seriously photogenic with more than 60 new shops and restaurants

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  4. The city now has four shopping centresThe Mailbox, Grand Central, Pavilions and (last but not least) Bullring. There's something for everyone.

  5. The super glam Mailbox was once the site of the Royal Mail's main Birmingham sorting office. It is now home to Harvey Nichols and much more


  6. The exterior of Selfridges at the Bullring is covered in a space-age skin made from 15,000 aluminium disks. It looks fantastic in photos and you can enjoy over 160 other shops (plus oodles of places to eat and drink) at Bullring

  7. Birmingham has a seriously creative, independent scene. Take a look at Independent Birmingham for the lowdown on the city’s indy shops 

  8. The Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham is the largest Christmas Market outside Germany and runs for over a month. The market includes a craft fair, so you can buy from local artisans

  9. Shopping in Birmingham is so major that it has earned a dedicated website. Check out ShoppinginBirmingham for info on all of the city’s stores and lots of useful, practical info.

Tempted to try a Birmingham shopping break? Glam it up by staying at Rotunda. Our chic serviced apartments are right at the heart of the city. Shop and then drop to your heart’s content.