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Trains to Birmingham

You'll feel the buzz the second you step off the train at Birmingham New Street, which is handily slap-bang in the middle of town.

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Every 20 mins from London

Travel time:

1 hour 24 mins

Price:

London - Birmingham £7.50

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Bullring Shopping Centre

Bullring Shopping Centre

With over 160 shops to delight and entice, the Bullring has transformed shopping in Birmingham, making it a top destination for retail therapy. Selfridges, Apple, Forever 21 and Hollister are just a f...

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Cadbury World

Cadbury World

Just a tempting 12 minutes by train to Bournville from Birmingham New Street, Cadbury World is an absolute must for all chocoholics. Learn how your favourite confectionery is made; play in chocolate r...

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National Sea Life Centre

National Sea Life Centre

With over 60 displays of freshwater and marine life, the National Sea Life Centre takes visitors on a magical voyage under the sea. Spectacular displays including an underwater tunnel provide close e...

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The ICC

The ICC

The ICC is one of Europe's most high profile conference centres, with over 350 events and 300,000 delegates walking through its doors each year. The ICC is a unique space for conferences and events of...

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The NEC

The NEC

The NEC is one of the best venues for exhibitions and events and hosts over 500 events a year! Whether it’s the flagship shows like Spring Fair International, or a smaller specialist event, The NEC ...

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Thinktank

Thinktank

Birmingham's award-winning science museum, Thinktank, offers an extraordinary day out for some family fun. With over 200 hands-on exhibitions, highlights include the digital planetarium and the Scienc...

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Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport is the UK’s third largest airport outside London, and the UK’s seventh largest overall, handling over nine million passengers a year. Conveniently located at Birmingham Internat...

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Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham Hippodrome

There's tons of entertainment on show all year round at the Hippodrome, but you'd expect nothing less of the country's busiest theatre. So whether you prefer pirouettes or pantos, drama or dance, you'...

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Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market & Craft Fair

Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market & Craft Fair

The largest authentic German market outside Germany and Austria and the centrepiece of the city’s festive event calendar returns to Birmingham each year in mid November for 5 weeks. Explore over 180...

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Electric Cinema

Electric Cinema

The UK's oldest working cinema, Birmingham's Electric, first opened on Station St in 1909. It now shows a range of arthouse and mainstream offerings, and its art deco style creates the perfect environ...

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Glee Comedy Club

Glee Comedy Club

Find one of the UK's best-loved comedy venues in the heart of Birmingham's Chinese quarter. With shows every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night featuring the cream of UK comedy talent, why not try so...

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Ikon Gallery

Ikon Gallery

Birmingham’s leading contemporary art gallery, Ikon, is located in a dramatic Grade II-listed neo-gothic building in Brindleyplace. Free to enter, it presents a regular lineup of exhibitions, events...

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LG Arena

LG Arena

The LG Arena is the Midlands' outstanding entertainment experience for artists and visitors alike. Showcasing the world's best comedians, sportspeople, singers, songwriters, dancers, daredevils and ev...

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The Mailbox

The Mailbox

The exclusive Mailbox shopping centre is home to indulgent fashion royalty - from Emporio Armani to Harvey Nichols. Not to mention a spectacular range of bars and restaurants with canalside views, and...

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Winterbourne House and Garden

Winterbourne House and Garden

A hidden gem just minutes from Birmingham city centre, Winterbourne House is a unique arts and crafts heritage attraction, set within acres of beautiful botanic gardens. The site is open to the public...

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Bullring Shopping Centre

With over 160 shops to delight and entice, the Bullring has transformed shopping in Birmingham, making it a top destination for retail therapy. Selfridges, Apple, Forever 21 and Hollister are just a few of the brands you'll find inside - plus more than 40 restaurants and cafés to relax in when you're all shopped out.
Bullring Shopping Centre
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Closest Virgin Train station: Birmingham New Street

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Birmingham New Street

  2. Access to the Bullring is via a bridge to the West Mall, beside Debenhams.

    3 mins

Cadbury World

Just a tempting 12 minutes by train to Bournville from Birmingham New Street, Cadbury World is an absolute must for all chocoholics. Learn how your favourite confectionery is made; play in chocolate rain and create your own delicious treats. Discover the rich history, see the magic, and, of course, taste the goods!
Cadbury World
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Closest Virgin Train station: Birmingham New Street

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Birmingham New Street

  2. The train to Bournville departs from Birmingham New Street every 10 minutes.

    12 mins

  3. The visitor centre is fully signposted from the station - follow the fingerposts and wall signs.

    15 mins

National Sea Life Centre

With over 60 displays of freshwater and marine life, the National Sea Life Centre takes visitors on a magical voyage under the sea. Spectacular displays including an underwater tunnel provide close encounters with everything from humble shrimps and starfish to seahorses, sharks and rays. Plus, download your 2 FOR 1 voucher to discover these underwater delights for half the price!

Closest Virgin Train station: Birmingham New Street

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Birmingham New Street

  2. The centre is within easy walking distance of the station, located on Brindley Drive next to the canal.

    18 mins

The ICC

The ICC is one of Europe's most high profile conference centres, with over 350 events and 300,000 delegates walking through its doors each year. The ICC is a unique space for conferences and events of all sizes, making it a great destination for businesses and the public alike. What's more, if you book an event ticket with The Ticket Factory, we’re offering you an amazing 25% off travel to the venue.

Closest Virgin Train station: Birmingham New Street

  • Transport
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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Birmingham New Street

  2. Short walk from Birmingham New Street

    10 mins

The NEC

The NEC is one of the best venues for exhibitions and events and hosts over 500 events a year! Whether it’s the flagship shows like Spring Fair International, or a smaller specialist event, The NEC can cater for all. What's more, if you book an event ticket with The Ticket Factory, we’re offering you an amazing 25% off travel to the venue.

Closest Virgin Train station: Birmingham International

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Birmingham International

  2. You can access the NEC directly through Birmingham International station

    2 minutes

Thinktank

Birmingham's award-winning science museum, Thinktank, offers an extraordinary day out for some family fun. With over 200 hands-on exhibitions, highlights include the digital planetarium and the Science Garden, an interactive outdoor science playground.
Thinktank
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Closest Virgin Train station: Birmingham New Street

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Birmingham New Street

  2. An easy 15-minute walk, Thinktank is located on Curzon Street in central Birmingham

    15 mins

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport is the UK’s third largest airport outside London, and the UK’s seventh largest overall, handling over nine million passengers a year. Conveniently located at Birmingham International station, it is easily reached from across the Virgin Trains network. Birmingham currently serves 143 direct scheduled & charter routes and offers an additional 279 possible connections worldwide. This gives passengers a choice of 422 direct or one-stop flights. From 2014, Birmingham will offer an extended runway to accommodate direct flights to and from the Far East and West Coast USA. Birmingham Airport, located in the centre of the UK, is the best connected airport, and all just 5 minutes from Birmingham International station!
Birmingham Airport
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Closest Virgin Train station: Birmingham International

Birmingham Hippodrome

There's tons of entertainment on show all year round at the Hippodrome, but you'd expect nothing less of the country's busiest theatre. So whether you prefer pirouettes or pantos, drama or dance, you're sure to find something that'll leave you shouting 'encore!'
Birmingham Hippodrome
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Closest Virgin Train station: Birmingham New Street

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Birmingham New Street

  2. Walk from the station along Hill St; the venue is on the corner of Hurst St.

    5 mins

Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market & Craft Fair

The largest authentic German market outside Germany and Austria and the centrepiece of the city’s festive event calendar returns to Birmingham each year in mid November for 5 weeks. Explore over 180 stalls selling gifts, jewellery, decorations, handmade toys, delicious German fare and of course the ever popular Glühwein!

*If you're planning to visit the Frankfurt Christmas Market please be aware that due to work at New Street Station and restricted space on platforms, it will be more crowded than usual. Extra staff will be on hand to direct you through the station but please allow extra time to get to and from your trains and events.*

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Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market & Craft Fair
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Closest Virgin Train station: Birmingham New Steet

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Birmingham New Steet

  2. Victoria Square, New Street is just a short walk away.

    2 min

Electric Cinema

The UK's oldest working cinema, Birmingham's Electric, first opened on Station St in 1909. It now shows a range of arthouse and mainstream offerings, and its art deco style creates the perfect environment for any movie lover. The full bar and at-seat service only adds to the experience! Download your voucher in advance to claim 2 FOR 1 on cinema tickets.

Closest Virgin Train station: Birmingham New Street

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Birmingham New Street

  2. Located on Station Street, the cinema is an easy 5-minute walk from Birmingham New Street.

    5 mins

Glee Comedy Club

Find one of the UK's best-loved comedy venues in the heart of Birmingham's Chinese quarter. With shows every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night featuring the cream of UK comedy talent, why not try something different next time you visit Birmingham? Glee offers the perfect night out for a special occasion, with a bar full of your favourite drinks and a tempting menu from the in-house chef.
Glee Comedy Club
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Closest Virgin Train station: Birmingham New Street

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Birmingham New Street

  2. Walk from station along Hill St; the venue is just beyond the Hippodrome.

    8 mins

Ikon Gallery

Birmingham’s leading contemporary art gallery, Ikon, is located in a dramatic Grade II-listed neo-gothic building in Brindleyplace. Free to enter, it presents a regular lineup of exhibitions, events, learning workshops and seminars, and represents some of the world’s most prominent artists. Don’t miss Café Ikon, a chilled place for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, and Ikon Shop, Birmingham’s only independent arts bookshop.
Ikon Gallery
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Closest Virgin Train station: Birmingham New Street

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Birmingham New Street

  2. The gallery is located on Oozells St, a 17-minute walk from Birmingham New Street.

    17 mins

LG Arena

The LG Arena is the Midlands' outstanding entertainment experience for artists and visitors alike. Showcasing the world's best comedians, sportspeople, singers, songwriters, dancers, daredevils and everything in between through the doors. Whether it's 15,700 screaming fans or an intimate, atmospheric once-in-a-lifetime experience, you'll find it at the LG Arena. And, handily, it's located right next to Birmingham International station - so getting to the gig of a lifetime is a doddle! What's more, if you book an event ticket with The Ticket Factory, we’re offering you an amazing 25% off travel to the venue.

Closest Virgin Train station: Birmingham International

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Birmingham International

  2. Follow signs from station exit.

    3 mins

The Mailbox

The exclusive Mailbox shopping centre is home to indulgent fashion royalty - from Emporio Armani to Harvey Nichols. Not to mention a spectacular range of bars and restaurants with canalside views, and two world-class hotels: the ‘oasis of luxury’ at Malmaison and the popular Ramada.
The Mailbox
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Closest Virgin Train station: Birmingham New Street

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Birmingham New Street

  2. A leisurely 10-minute stroll from the station, the Mailbox can be accessed from Royal Mail St.

    10 mins

Winterbourne House and Garden

A hidden gem just minutes from Birmingham city centre, Winterbourne House is a unique arts and crafts heritage attraction, set within acres of beautiful botanic gardens. The site is open to the public 7 days a week with a range of beautifully decorated period exhibition rooms offering an insight into Edwardian life both above and below stairs. Outside, the garden delights year-round, and the terrace tea room is a wonderful place to treat yourself to lunch or afternoon tea.
Winterbourne House and Garden
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Closest Virgin Train station: Birmingham New Street

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  1. Take a Virgin Train to Birmingham New Street

  2. Take the train towards Longbridge to University.

    7 mins

  3. Walk through the University to the house, located on Edgbaston Park Road.

    14 mins

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