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

The Bullring, Birmingham’s market center since 1166, is one of the most visited shopping centers in the UK. It has more shops than you can shake a stick at, from traditional high-street brands, to high-end designer shops. You can access the Bullring via New Street station, so it’s the perfect shopping destination if you’re taking the train to Birmingham.

The Bullring Shopping Centre
The MailBox

The MailBox

Another of Birmingham’s famous shopping centres, The Mail Box is home to the department store Harvey Nichols with 200 shopping brands. You can also shop at luxury clothing stores including Paul Smith and Hugo Boss, or try before you buy in Made.com’s furniture showroom.  The place also boasts of two world class hotel - the Malmaison and 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 pedestrianized and has plenty of brands for you to visit and shop until you drop. The shops are all topped with beautiful Victorian architecture, making this a scenic setting to get your shopping done.


City centre shopping
Independent Shopping

Independent shopping

Fed up of the usual high street shops? Head over 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 enjoy a good rummage around charity shops in search of the perfect outfit, 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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