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The vibrant city of Birmingham has shopping facilities to be proud of and is acknowledged as one of the finest shopping cities in Europe. Built with pedestrians in mind, the city centre has an appreciable number of pedestrianised walkways and consists of large shopping malls that sit harmoniously with the grand Victorian and Edwardian shopping arcades. With the large department stores and all of the major chains you would expect of a major city, combined with chic fashion boutiques, small independent shops and numerous quirky outlets, Birmingham has shopping covered from every angle.
|Hotels near the center of Birmingham|
|Conference Aston Hotel||from £30.40|
|Premier Inn Birmingham Central East||from £54.00|
|Campanile Hotel - Birmingham||from £29.00|
|Thistle Birmingham City Centre, The Royal Angus||from £50.15|
|Hotel La Tour Birmingham||from £69.00|
The Bullring is a commercial area of Birmingham. It has been an important feature of Birmingham since the Middle Ages, when its market was first held. It has been developed into a shopping centre twice; first in the 1960s, and then in the 2000s. Today the Bullring is Birmingham's newest shopping destination, and the most exhilarating city retail experience you'll have anywhere in Europe. Built at a cost of over £500 million, Bullring has brought over 26 football pitches worth of shops, boutiques and restaurants into the centre of town. It has reintroduced some of Birmingham's traditional streets and is a stimulating, glass covered environment where you can shop, eat or just be. Bullring isn't just a shopping centre. It's a new beginning for the city. It has introduced 3,200 more car parking spaces, improved public transport links and a refurbished Moor Street Station. And with a stunning mix of contemporary architecture and historic buildings, Bullring has completely changed the face of Birmingham.
Bull Ring Open Market
The Bull Ring Open Market sells a variety of produce and is open from 9am to 5pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Bull Ring Open Market provides 130 purposely designed and manufactured stalls including stalls around the Bull Ring Rag Market, providing a lively and attractive street scene. The Market is full of character, colour and charm, it has excellent goods, quality service, bargains and much more. Each stall is designed to entice shoppers and the browsers. It is particularly ideal for the disabled with new wider and covered isles. This is the ideal market for purchasing your fresh fruit and vegetables plus many other goods which are on offer. The range is enormous and the atmosphere electric. Stallholders on the Bull Ring Open Market have established their own website pages which can be viewed via the external link below.