Want to explore Birmingham further?

“A city beating at the heart of the country with a quiet confidence like no other. We’re a hotbed of culture that's rich and diverse.” 

With Birmingham hosting EDA 2023, you may be looking for opportunity to explore the city further...


A 15 minute walk from the campus, Harborne High Street offers everything you could need; an abundance of bars, coffee shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. We recommend The Plough (excellent food), The Junction (excellent beer) and the Arco Lounge (excellent coffee). Use postcode B17 9NT, this will direct you to the top of the High Street.

Birmingham City Centre

Taking just one stop from University Station to Birmingham New Street, you will disembark at the newly developed Grand Central station in the very heart of Birmingham. Whilst Grand Central is Birmingham’s newest prime shopping centre, it is also located next to the Bullring, Birmingham’s state of the art shopping centre, backed up with the astounding Selfridges store and Mailbox.

Victoria and Chamberlain square bring together the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, home to some of the finest art collections in the world and the magnificent Council House and Town Hall.

The new spectacular Library of Birmingham is Europe’s largest regional library and is a flagship for the redevelopment of the city. Grab a coffee, a book and sample the extraordinary views from the roof terraces.

If you are looking for somewhere to eat and drink, try Brindleyplace, a 10 minute walk from New Street Station, with tree-lined squares, international cuisine and canalside views, Brindleyplace is one of Birmingham’s most exciting destinations.

Digbeth is one of the most distinctive parts of the city and is less than ten minutes walk from Bullring & Grand Central. It has been named the 'Coolest Neighbourhood in Britain' by the Sunday Times, hailing the Custard Factory's cafes, independent shops, cinemas and arts venues, whilst celebrating 'the best bar snacks in the postcode' from The Old Crown. 

Still looking for more to do, or places to go, find more at VisitBirmingham.com