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The Mailbox

Shop for designer clothes, sample international cuisine at waterside restaurants and watch a television show broadcast, all at this multipurpose retail center.

At The Mailbox you can shop at luxury retail stores, dine on the terrace of a canal-side restaurant, view art exhibitions and go behind the scenes at a television studio. The building was previously a Royal Mail sorting office before opening to the public as a multipurpose complex in 1998.

Fashion lovers will enjoy shopping at a range of men’s and women’s stores. Among these are luxury labels such as Emporio Armani and Hugo Boss. There are also home and lifestyle shops. Check The Mailbox’s official website for sales, discounts and other offers.

Visit the public studio of BBC Birmingham and watch a live broadcast of TV and radio shows. Take a tour of the sets and pretend to be a news presenter in the interactive area. Tours last about 90 minutes and have a fee. Younger visitors will enjoy the children’s miming and drawing activities. Find further details at the Tours section of the official BBC website.

Go to the Castle Galleries to find rotating exhibitions, such as photography by American photojournalist Eve Arnold, whose work appeared in publications such as Life magazine. Arnold photographed public figures, including Marilyn Monroe. Art connoisseurs can find limited edition and original pieces to buy.

The complex has a range of places to eat and drink. Sit at a restaurant overlooking the canal and sample dishes from Africa, Asia and the Mediterranean. Adjacent to The Mailbox is The Cube, a high-end commercial and residential complex in a striking, architectural building. Check out the panoramic city views from Marco’s, the 25th-floor restaurant named after Michelin-starred chef Marco Pierre White.

The Mailbox sits on the southwest edge of Birmingham’s city center. Major attractions, including Birmingham Cathedral and Symphony Hall, are a short walk away. The nearest train station is Birmingham New Street. Public buses stop close to the main entrance. Pay-and-display parking is available on site.

The center is open every day of the year. Visit The Mailbox’s official website for individual store and restaurant hours.

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Hyatt Regency Birmingham

Hyatt Regency Birmingham

2 Bridge Street, Birmingham
of 5, from 381 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

In the heart of Birmingham, just minutes walk from New Street Train Station, the Bull Ring Shopping Centre and the vibrant bars on Broad Street. The International Convention Centre is just across the road. Also near the National Indoor Arena, and only 10 minutes by train from both Birmingham International Airport and National Exhibition Centre.

Jurys Inn Birmingham

Jurys Inn Birmingham

245 Broad Street, Birmingham
of 5, from 504 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

High-rise Jurys Inn Birmingham is a 5-minute taxi ride from Birmingham New Street Train Station, and it's just a little farther to the iconic Bullring Shopping Centre. The International Convention Centre is a 2-minute walk from the hotel.

The Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre

The Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre

Central Square, Holliday Street, Birmingham
of 5, from 257 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Birmingham City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of International Convention Centre, Big Brum, and Victoria Square. Alexandra Theatre and The Mailbox are also within 10 minutes.

Malmaison Birmingham

Malmaison Birmingham

1 Wharfside, Birmingham
of 5, from 145 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Birmingham City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Mailbox and Alexandra Theatre. International Convention Centre and ODEON are also within 10 minutes.

Britannia Hotel Birmingham

Britannia Hotel Birmingham

New Street, Birmingham
of 5, from 461 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This centrally located hotel is a 5-minute walk to Birmingham New Street Station and is near the National Indoor Arena, the International Convention Centre, and Bullring Shopping Centre.

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ibis budget Birmingham Centre

1 Great Colmore Street, Birmingham
of 5, from 151 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in The Westside, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of O2 Academy Birmingham, Alexandra Theatre, and Arcadian Centre. ODEON and Bullring Shopping Centre are also within 15 minutes.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham

Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham

12 Holloway Circus, Birmingham
of 5, from 283 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham is a 5-minute walk from The Bullring and The Mailbox shopping centers with shops, cafés, and movie theaters. In less than 5 minutes, guests can walk to Birmingham New Street Metro Station or Symphony Hall and Birmingham Hippodrome for concerts or theater shows.