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The Mailbox

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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Hyatt Regency Birmingham
Hyatt Regency Birmingham

Hyatt Regency Birmingham

2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, England
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Birmingham City Centre, this spa hotel is steps from International Convention Centre (ICC), Broad Street, and Symphony Hall. The Mailbox and Arena Birmingham are also within 10 minutes. Birmingham Five Ways Station is 12 minutes by foot and Birmingham Snow Hill Station is 13 minutes.

    Britannia Hotel Birmingham New Street Station
    Britannia Hotel Birmingham New Street Station

    Britannia Hotel Birmingham New Street Station

    New Street, Birmingham, England
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Birmingham City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Corporation Street, Bullring Shopping Centre, and Victoria Square. Birmingham Town Hall and Chinese Quarter are also within 10 minutes. Birmingham Moor Street Station and Birmingham New Street Station are within a 5-minute walk.

      Malmaison Birmingham
      Malmaison Birmingham

      Malmaison Birmingham

      1 Wharfside, Birmingham, England
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Birmingham City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Alexandra, The Mailbox, and Chinese Quarter. Broad Street and Victoria Square are also within 10 minutes. Birmingham New Street Station is 8 minutes by foot and Birmingham Snow Hill Station is 10 minutes.

        Copthorne Hotel Birmingham $52
        Copthorne Hotel Birmingham

        Copthorne Hotel Birmingham

        Paradise Circus, Birmingham, England
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Birmingham City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Library of Birmingham, Birmingham Town Hall, and International Convention Centre (ICC). Arena Birmingham and Birmingham Cathedral are also within 10 minutes. Birmingham Snow Hill Station is 10 minutes by foot and Birmingham New Street Station is 12 minutes.

          Hampton by Hilton Birmingham Broad Street
          Hampton by Hilton Birmingham Broad Street

          Hampton by Hilton Birmingham Broad Street

          200 Broad Street, Cumberland House, Birmingham, England
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Birmingham City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Broad Street, Hagley Road, and Brindleyplace. The Mailbox and Arena Birmingham are also within 10 minutes. Birmingham Five Ways Station is 9 minutes by foot and Birmingham New Street Station is 19 minutes.

            Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Brindley Place
            Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Brindley Place

            Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Brindley Place

            1 Brunswick Square, Birmingham, England
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Birmingham City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Broad Street and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham. International Convention Centre (ICC) and Arena Birmingham are also within 10 minutes. Birmingham Five Ways Station is 10 minutes by foot and Birmingham New Street Station is 18 minutes.

              Jurys Inn Birmingham $93
              Jurys Inn Birmingham

              Jurys Inn Birmingham

              245 Broad Street, Birmingham, England
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Birmingham City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of International Convention Centre (ICC), Library of Birmingham, and Arena Birmingham. The Mailbox and Birmingham Cathedral are also within 15 minutes. Birmingham Five Ways Station is 11 minutes by foot and Birmingham Snow Hill Station is 17 minutes.

                easyHotel Birmingham
                easyHotel Birmingham

                easyHotel Birmingham

                81 John Bright Street, Birmingham, England
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Birmingham City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Victoria Square, Birmingham Hippodrome, and The Mailbox. Bullring Shopping Centre and International Convention Centre (ICC) are also within 10 minutes. Birmingham New Street Station is 6 minutes by foot and Birmingham Moor Street Station is 9 minutes.