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Birmingham In-A-Day

Sights & highlights

Centenary Square, Birmingham

Be up early to begin exploring the canal-side precincts, walking along the canal at Gas Street Basin to see brightly painted narrowboats. Wander through the squares of Brindleyplace and visit Ikon Gallery and Yorks Cafe. (Don’t worry, Birmingham is big on coffee, breakfast and brunch so you’ll find great cafes everywhere in the city.)

Morning

Explore the Jewellery Quarter, a fascinating conservation area including 200 heritage-listed buildings, over 700 jewellers and retailers, plus art galleries, the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Pen Museum and Coffin Works Museum. Oh, and over 80 bars and restaurants.

Lunch

Food-wise, Birmingham has it all, with a stunning multicultural cuisine scene to suit all tastes. Grab food to go, have a pub or cafe lunch or look for restaurants specialising in local produce

Afternoon

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Adam's Restaurant

British fine dining (l,d; £££)

Aston Hall

Haunting history

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

A walk in the park

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Centuries of history & culture

Black Country Living Museum

Think Peaky Blinders

Brindleyplace

Eaplay, stay

Bullring & Grand Central

Britain's biggest shopping centre

Dishoom

Bombay comfort food (b,l,d; ££)

Ikon Gallery

Contemporary art & cafe

Jewellery Quarter

Europe's largest jewellery centre

Library of Birmingham

Built as a people's palace

Mailbox

Birmingham style

The Gin Vault

Gin bar & tapas (b,l,d; ££)

Yorks Cafe

Four locations (b,l,d; ££)

Text © Alison Plummer

Image by West Midlands Growth Company