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The Mailbox
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The Mailbox featuring central business district, a city and night scenes

Shop for designer clothes, sample international cuisine at waterside restaurants and watch a television show broadcast, all at this multipurpose retail center.

At The Mailbox you can shop at luxury retail stores, dine on the terrace of a canal-side restaurant, view art exhibitions and go behind the scenes at a television studio. The building was previously a Royal Mail sorting office before opening to the public as a multipurpose complex in 1998.

Fashion lovers will enjoy shopping at a range of men’s and women’s stores. Among these are luxury labels such as Emporio Armani and Hugo Boss. There are also home and lifestyle shops. Check The Mailbox’s official website for sales, discounts and other offers.

Visit the public studio of BBC Birmingham and watch a live broadcast of TV and radio shows. Take a tour of the sets and pretend to be a news presenter in the interactive area. Tours last about 90 minutes and have a fee. Younger visitors will enjoy the children’s miming and drawing activities. Find further details at the Tours section of the official BBC website.

Go to the Castle Galleries to find rotating exhibitions, such as photography by American photojournalist Eve Arnold, whose work appeared in publications such as Life magazine. Arnold photographed public figures, including Marilyn Monroe. Art connoisseurs can find limited edition and original pieces to buy.

The complex has a range of places to eat and drink. Sit at a restaurant overlooking the canal and sample dishes from Africa, Asia and the Mediterranean. Adjacent to The Mailbox is The Cube, a high-end commercial and residential complex in a striking, architectural building. Check out the panoramic city views from Marco’s, the 25th-floor restaurant named after Michelin-starred chef Marco Pierre White.

The Mailbox sits on the southwest edge of Birmingham’s city center. Major attractions, including Birmingham Cathedral and Symphony Hall, are a short walk away. The nearest train station is Birmingham New Street. Public buses stop close to the main entrance. Pay-and-display parking is available on site.

The center is open every day of the year. Visit The Mailbox’s official website for individual store and restaurant hours.

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Jurys Inn Birmingham
Jurys Inn Birmingham
4 out of 5
245 Broad Street, Birmingham, England
The price is $58 per night from May 2 to May 3
Located in Birmingham City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of International Convention Centre (ICC), Arena Birmingham, and Library ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,578 reviews)
"Another comfortable business stay at this hotel. Would easily recommend to others."

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Jurys Inn Birmingham
easyHotel Birmingham
easyHotel Birmingham
3 out of 5
81 John Bright Street, Birmingham, England
The price is $38 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Located in Birmingham City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Victoria Square, Birmingham Hippodrome, and The Mailbox. Bullring Shopping Centre ...
4/5Very Good! (1,050 reviews)
"This hotel offers everything from great price, to great location, and most importantly, great customer service. Victoria, Ila and Geidra always strive to give the best service every time I visit - they always make me feel welcome, they're really nice to talk to, and they are always willing to help ..."

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

easyHotel Birmingham
AC Hotel by Marriott Birmingham
AC Hotel by Marriott Birmingham
4 out of 5
160 Wharfside Street, The Mailbox, Birmingham, England
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $88 per night from May 1 to May 2
Located in Birmingham City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Mailbox, International Convention Centre (ICC), and The Alexandra. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (437 reviews)
I’d stay again
"Nice hotel, friendly staff, view wasn’t great and breakfast a little on the pricey side."

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

AC Hotel by Marriott Birmingham
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Jurys Inn Birmingham
Jurys Inn Birmingham
4 out of 5
245 Broad Street, Birmingham, England
The price is $58 per night from May 2 to May 3
Jurys Inn Birmingham
easyHotel Birmingham
easyHotel Birmingham
3 out of 5
81 John Bright Street, Birmingham, England
The price is $38 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
easyHotel Birmingham
AC Hotel by Marriott Birmingham
AC Hotel by Marriott Birmingham
4 out of 5
160 Wharfside Street, The Mailbox, Birmingham, England
The price is $88 per night from May 1 to May 2
AC Hotel by Marriott Birmingham
Staycity Aparthotels Birmingham Central Newhall Square
Staycity Aparthotels Birmingham Central Newhall Square
3.5 out of 5
88 Charlotte Street, Birmingham, England
Staycity Aparthotels Birmingham Central Newhall Square
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Staying Cool at Rotunda
4 out of 5
Rotunda, 150 New Street, Birmingham, England
The price is $115 per night from May 6 to May 7
Staying Cool at Rotunda
Copthorne Hotel Birmingham
Copthorne Hotel Birmingham
4 out of 5
Paradise Circus, Birmingham, England
The price is $39 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Copthorne Hotel Birmingham
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Birmingham
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Birmingham
4 out of 5
Church Street, Birmingham, England
The price is $99 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Birmingham
Holiday Inn Express Birmingham - City Centre
Holiday Inn Express Birmingham - City Centre
3.5 out of 5
19 Holiday Street, Birmingham, England
The price is $59 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Holiday Inn Express Birmingham - City Centre
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
4 out of 5
2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, England
The price is $166 per night from May 17 to May 18
Hyatt Regency Birmingham
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.