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Good times await in Birmingham

Book your flights to Birmingham and find a city brimming with culture and opportunity. Historic buildings sit alongside award-winning modern architecture.

Innovative, exciting and engaging are all words that spring to mind when you think of Birmingham.

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Take a peaceful stroll along picturesque canals, or watch the world go by at one of the many cafes that line the waterways.

Discover a diverse art and music scene fuelled by the wide range of nationalities living in the city.

Treat yourself to a buying spree at the Bullring shopping centre or make like a magpie to search for all things shiny and sparkling in the famous Jewellery Quarter.

A flight to Birmingham will open up a world of cultural delights, family-friendly attractions and special days out.

What's the weather like in Birmingham?

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The city’s weather varies considerably from season to season but, with so much to explore and experience, there is never a bad time to fly to Birmingham.

The hottest months are June through to August, with temperatures averaging at 17°C, while December and January see average temperatures around 4°C.

Reasons to visit Birmingham

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The food scene

Food lovers will be keen to book Birmingham flight tickets straight away when they hear about the abundance of delectable delights on offer here. The city is a well-known melting pot of gastronomy, with its different nationalities all contributing to an impressive range of cuisine.

One of Birmingham’s most distinctive neighbourhoods is the famous Balti Triangle, where three streets meet and visitors can enjoy a delicious Pakistani-inspired one-pot curry. Chinatown is another destination worth checking out – full of affordable eateries serving tasty food from East Asia. If you’re looking to dine somewhere special, the city boasts five Michelin star restaurants.

library of birmingham uk

Award-winning architecture

Birmingham was one of the powerhouses of the Industrial Revolution but today many of its old factories are playing a different role in local life, having been turned into residential developments boasting cutting-edge design.

Other architectural triumphs include the Selfridges department store at the Bullring, with its curved façade making it one of the city’s most famous landmarks. The award-winning Library of Birmingham is the brainchild of renowned architect Francine Houben and sits like a stack of delightfully-wrapped presents. Other notable buildings that are well worth a visit include the 25-storey Cube and Bournville College.

the outside of selfridges and the bull ring shopping centre in birmingham

Shop ‘til you drop

Birmingham is a shopper’s paradise. The city boasts a huge array of places to get your retail fix, from plush department stores and huge malls to trendy independent boutiques. Discover over 200 outlets at Birmingham’s premier shopping destination – the Bullring. Experience luxury amongst the clothes stands and designer displays of Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and John Lewis.

Pick out something sparkly in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter, housing over 800 businesses including specialist retailers and contemporary designers. Wander around beautiful arcades and explore quirky fashion stores or head to the Custard Factory for some creative finds.

Things to know before you fly to Birmingham

plane Airport transfers

One of the handiest ways of travelling the eight miles (13km) from Birmingham Airport to the city centre is with an Etihad transfer – simply book before you fly. You can also catch the train, with journeys taking around 10 minutes. There are regular bus services to the city centre too.

bus Getting around

Exploring the city on foot or by bike is a good way to appreciate all there is to see here. Other options include a tram service, public buses and black cabs. Birmingham has three main railway stations in the city centre, with New Street being the largest.

holiday Festivals and events

Birmingham is one of the UK’s biggest cities and it holds a calendar of events every year. From film festivals to religious events, there’s sure to be something going on in the city when you visit.

currency Local currency

The United Kingdom’s official currency is pound sterling (GBP). Most businesses will accept major credit cards, but keep cash on you if you head to a market.

Flying to Birmingham: FAQs

Where should I stay in Birmingham?

There a number of excellent districts to consider when planning a stay here. Edgbaston is a great place for sports fans as it’s home to international cricket. Digbeth is one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Birmingham while Brindleyplace development is full of good restaurants and chic hangouts.

How many days should I spend in Birmingham?

Five days is a good amount of time to spend in Birmingham, allowing you to experience the major sights of the city without rushing. You might want to consider staying longer when booking your Birmingham plane tickets as there’s lots to explore in the surrounding areas and beautiful countryside.

What should I visit in Birmingham?

Birmingham is full of attractions that will delight the whole family. Seek out an eye-catching purchase in the famed Jewellery Quarter or sample delicious chocolate at Cadbury World. Learn about local history at the Library of Birmingham or Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Tour the city to view its stunning architecture and peaceful canals.

What food is Birmingham known for?

Birmingham’s most famous dish is probably the Balti curry, which has been a much-loved part of the city’s food scene since the 1970s. The so-called Balti Triangle – which covers Ladypool Road, Stoney Lane and Stratford Road to the south of the city centre – is one of the best places to try this local favourite.

Why we love Birmingham

“Visiting Birmingham is always exciting. Spend some time looking for bargains in the Jewellery Quarter and then tuck into a curry in the Balti Triangle. Another of our favourite things to do is checking out the new independent businesses that are opening in the city. The boutiques and cafes are great.”

Book the lowest flight deals to Birmingham (BHX) from AUD 2426

Melbourne (MEL) to Birmingham (BHX)

Departure 10 Nov 2020,
Return 16 Jan 2021
from AUD2426*
*Round-trip fares recently viewed by others

Weather in Birmingham

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14 °C
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11 °C
Saturday3 Oct 2020
14 °C
Sunday4 Oct 2020
14 °C
Monday5 Oct 2020
12 °C
Tuesday6 Oct 2020
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