Discover Business Travel in Birmingham


Second only to London in population and size, Birmingham is a modern hub of business, culture and commerce. The city was hugely significant during the 18th and 19th-century industrial revolution and quickly became one of the world’s foremost manufacturing towns. You can still find plenty of reminders of this proud heritage throughout the city, whether at the buzzing canal-side bars of Gas Street Basin or the Jewellery Quarter, where almost half of all British jewellery is made to this day. In short, there are plenty of sights that make business travel in Birmingham an absolute gem. Here are our top picks:

Birmingham restaurants and bars

Birmingham is famous for its curry, and even if you’re on a flying visit you should sample some of the best the city has to offer. The Viceroy Tandoori on Icknield Street serves classic Indian cuisine in a modern setting and is great for working lunches or an after-work indulgence. 

Whatever your plans for the day, a good coffee gets everything off to a rolling start and you’re spoiled for choice in Birmingham. Try Damascena on Alcester Road for a cup of the strong, traditional Turkish variety. Gas Street Basin is a great location for a quick lunch. You can find some delicious pub grub at The Pickled Piglet – they even have an express menu, so it’s a good choice if you’re particularly pushed for time. 

When it comes to Birmingham bars, head to the trendy Brindleyplace for canal-side cocktails or evening drinks, where the vibrant Pitcher & Piano draws the after-work crowds. If you’re feeling flush, head to Wharf Street, and treat yourself to a glass of Brut at the Laurent-Perrier cocktail bar which overlooks the city from the top of the Cube building.