Convention Quarter Vacations
While staying in the area, be sure to spend a day exploring nearby areas, like Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham and Bordesley.
Convention Quarter has a number of cultural attractions within easy reach that make great places to visit. In particular, you should make sure you check out Thinktank and the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. Experience the region’s best and brightest performing live at Symphony Hall, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Alexandra Theatre. If you enjoy art, visit the exhibits at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
When it’s time escape the city, visit one of the many nearby green spaces. To breathe in the fresh air of a little nature head to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the Winterbourne Botanic Garden. Put on your hiking shoes and explore the nature parks for which this area is well known, such as the Cannon Hill Park. Pack for a few hours on the water with the children and head to Edgbaston Reservoir.
While you are here, head to some of the local sights such as Perrott's Folly, Victoria Square and the St Philip's Cathedral. These are much-loved by travellers from all over the world. The St. Paul's Church and the Birmingham Central Mosque offer those exploring Birmingham a chance to better understand the religious history of the area. Birmingham features some evocative reminders of the past; begin your local history tour at Red Palace.
If you are looking to give your credit card a workout, browse The Mailbox, High Street and Martineau Place.
Sports lovers vacationing in Convention Quarter should book tickets for nearby Edgbaston Cricket Ground to see the Warwickshire County Cricket Club in action. On game days follow the sea of blue and white, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join local cricket lovers at a nearby pub, bar or cafe for a post-game drink.
To make the most of this fascinating part of the world, consider booking a room close by in one of the area’s many accommodation options. The Jurys Inn Birmingham, the Hampton by Hilton Birmingham Broad Street and the ibis Styles Birmingham Centre are just some of the most popular accommodation options here.