With some of UK’s biggest shopping malls, historic markets, trendy bars and cafes to its name, Birmingham is a shopper’s fairyland - a buying binge can go on for days with so many places to shop. We’ve picked the top 6 spots to help you navigate the city.
The Bullring Shopping Centre

The Bullring Shopping Centre

Birmingham's market centre since 1166, the Bullring is one of the most visited shopping centres in the UK. From traditional high-street brands to high-end designers, you can access it via New Street station, so it's the perfect shopping destination if you're taking the train.

The Bullring Shopping Centre
The MailBox

The Mailbox

The Mailbox is home to Harvey Nichols, with 200 luxury brands, and you'll also find top designers including Paul Smith and Hugo Boss. For the home, try Made.com's furniture showroom. Planning a visit? Stay at upmarket Malmaison or the Marriott.

The MailBox
New Street

New Street

If you prefer to shop in a slightly less busy part of town, then New Street is the place for you. The area is pedestrianised and has plenty of brands to tempt you. The stores are all topped with beautiful Victorian architecture, making this a scenic setting for some retail therapy.

City centre shopping
Independent Shopping

Independent shopping

Fancy a change from High Street stores? Head to the Custard Factory for a unique selection of independent shops. The space also hosts events such as live music performances, theatre and poetry readings. For fashionistas who love a vintage find, the Cow Warehouse is a dream come true.

Independent shopping guide
Jewellery Quarter

Jewellery Quarter

Finally, the Jewellery Quarter is the place to be if you’re on the hunt for a bit of bling. It’s an especially good spot to head to if you’re trying to find the perfect engagement ring for that special someone in your life, as certain retailers have workshops on the premises, so a ring can be commissioned on site.


Birmingham Jewellery Quarter
Link Street

Link Street

Termed by Bullring owners as ‘Birmingham’s Carnaby Street’, this area boasts several perennially changing independent pop-up shops, idiosyncratic eateries ranging from Cereal Killer Cafe to Not Dogs, permanent stores featuring the eccentrically unique shoe shop Irregular Choice and Midland menswear, among others. True to its name, the place links Bullring and Grand Central.

Link Street

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