Press trips

Why not set up a press trip to Birmingham and the wider region to find out more?

The Visit Birmingham PR team welcomes requests from a wide variety of media, and will work with journalists to pull together tailor-made itineraries to suit each individual publication and article.

There is plenty to put pen to paper about when you visit Birmingham – whether it’s our history and heritage, cultural treasures, shopping metropolis or culinary charms that spark your interest. 

Submit your request for a press trip here.

 

Foodie Birmingham

With more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other regional English city, a first-class dining scene and a wealth of independent eateries Birmingham is now known as one of the UK’s gastronomic centres. Come and sample our culinary delights on a foodie-themed visit to Birmingham.

Foodie Birmingham


 

Cultural Birmingham

Birmingham is home to world-class cultural institutions from Birmingham Hippodrome, the UK’s busiest theatre, to The Electric Cinema, England’s oldest working cinema. Discover Birmingham’s lesser known cultural gems with a tour of the city’s inspirational venues and learn about the city’s thriving underground arts scene.

Cultural Birmingham

 

Shopping in Birmingham

As one of the UK’s top shopping destinations Birmingham is a retail heaven – luxury shopping Meccas such as Selfridges and The Mailbox, plus hundreds of independent boutiques, will leave shopping bags bursting. Don’t leave before stopping by the world-famous Jewellery Quarter, a 250-year old area which still produces an estimated 40% of the UK’s jewellery.

Shopping in Birmingham

 

Birmingham for families

Birmingham and the wider region is the ideal destination for a family break. As home to treasures such as Cadbury World and urban heritage park the Black Country Living Museum, our world-class family attractions are sure to entertain and enchant the kids.

Birmingham for families

 

Sporting Birmingham

This year, the city plays host to a number of world-class sporting events that will have you on the edge of your seat, complemented by an eclectic programme of cultural Olympiad events taking place throughout the region.

Sporting Birmingham

 

Christmas in Birmingham

The city comes alive during the festive period. Visit Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market, the largest Christmas market in the UK attracting over three million visitors every year, before stocking up on Christmas gifts at over 1,000 shops within a 20-minute walk in the city centre.

Christmas in Birmingham

  

 

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Sporting highlights

All sporting events

There’s always something, or someone, to cheer for here

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Culture

Art Galleries

Birmingham’s art collection is as wide as it is impressive. 

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Stage & Screen

From touring West End shows to showcasing local talent.

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Music

A huge arena tour or an intimate gig?  You’ll find it here.

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Film

Multiplexes, the UK’s oldest working cinema or art house cool?

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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

A vibrant museum in the heart of the city with over 40 galleries.

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Dance

A diverse range of dance groups and venues.

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See More, Feel More

Come, stay and soak up the culture in one of Europe's most vibrant cities.

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Shopping

Shoppinginbirmingham.com

Plan the perfect shopping trip with full store, centre and brand directories.

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Shopping centres

From the world-famous, 21st Century Bullring to the Victorian elegance of the Great Western Arcade.

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Vibrant streets

Linking the centres are Birmingham’s bustling shopping streets, packed with major brands and boutique independents.

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Markets

Don’t miss Birmingham’s amazing markets – whether it’s the 850-year old Bullring markets or the...

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Jewellery Quarter

Home to more diamond rings, finishing touches and tokens of love than anywhere else in...

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Getting Married in Birmingham

We have everything covered from the rings right up to the venue itself.

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