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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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Malmaison Birmingham £70
Malmaison Birmingham

Malmaison Birmingham

1 Wharfside, Birmingham, England
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Birmingham City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Alexandra, The Mailbox, and Victoria Square. Broad Street and Bullring Shopping Centre are also within 10 minutes. Birmingham New Street Station is 8 minutes by foot and Birmingham Moor Street Station is 10 minutes.

    Hyatt Regency Birmingham £93
    Hyatt Regency Birmingham

    Hyatt Regency Birmingham

       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Birmingham City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from International Convention Centre (ICC), Broad Street and Symphony Hall. The Mailbox and Arena Birmingham are also within 10 minutes. Birmingham Five Ways Station is 12 minutes by foot and Birmingham Snow Hill Station is 14 minutes.

      Clayton Hotel Birmingham £60
      Clayton Hotel Birmingham

      Clayton Hotel Birmingham

         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Birmingham City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham Cathedral and Birmingham Hippodrome. The Mailbox and International Convention Centre (ICC) are also within 1 mi (2 km). Birmingham Moor Street Station is only a 4-minute walk and Birmingham New Street Station is 8 minutes.

        easyHotel Birmingham £21
        easyHotel Birmingham

        easyHotel Birmingham

           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Birmingham City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Victoria Square, Birmingham Hippodrome and The Mailbox. Bullring Shopping Centre and International Convention Centre (ICC) are also within 10 minutes. Birmingham New Street Station is 6 minutes by foot and Birmingham Moor Street Station is 9 minutes.

          Hotel Indigo Birmingham £67
          Hotel Indigo Birmingham

          Hotel Indigo Birmingham

             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Birmingham City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Mailbox, Broad Street and International Convention Centre (ICC). Symphony Hall and National Sea Life Centre are also within 10 minutes. Birmingham Five Ways Station is 8 minutes by foot and Birmingham New Street Station is 11 minutes.

            AC Hotel by Marriott Birmingham £66
            AC Hotel by Marriott Birmingham

            AC Hotel by Marriott Birmingham

               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Birmingham City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Mailbox, International Convention Centre (ICC) and The Alexandra. Victoria Square and Birmingham Hippodrome are also within 10 minutes. Birmingham Five Ways Station is 9 minutes by foot and Birmingham New Street Station is 10 minutes.

              Park Regis Birmingham £67
              Park Regis Birmingham

              Park Regis Birmingham

                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Birmingham City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Five Ways Clock, Broad Street and Hagley Road. Brindleyplace and National Sea Life Centre are also within 10 minutes. Birmingham Five Ways Station is 5 minutes by foot and Birmingham New Street Station is 21 minutes.

                Aparthotel Adagio Birmingham City Centre £49
                Aparthotel Adagio Birmingham City Centre

                Aparthotel Adagio Birmingham City Centre

                131 Digbeth, Birmingham, England
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Birmingham City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of O2 Institute and Bullring Shopping Centre. The Arcadian and Birmingham Hippodrome are also within 10 minutes. Birmingham Moor Street Station is only a 3-minute walk and Birmingham New Street Station is 5 minutes.