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Area Guide - pentahotel Birmingham
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We're less than a mile from the city centre, but a million miles away from the usual. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to the pentahotel Birmingham. Just the tonic for the weary traveller, or the visitor who's raring to go. Perfectly positioned to jump-start your visit to England's Second City. In fact pentahotel is much like Birmingham itself: relaxed, confident in its unique personality and right in the middle of it all!
• 7 Floors, 131 bedrooms
• 2 meeting & event spaces
• Check-in: from 3 pm, Check-out: till 12 pm
• 25 parking spaces
• Local public transport: Birmingham New Street Station is within 10 minutes walk of the hotel
• Restaurant & Bar & Lounge in the hotel
• Safety deposit box at the reception
• Take it easy: Breakfast with more time for relaxation on every sunday until 11.00 am and free late check out until 3 pm
• Desk, telephone, 26-inch flat-screen TV, air conditioning, hair dryer and bath amenities in every room
• Free on-demand pay TV with Sky Sports and premium movie channels
• Copy machine and fax available
• Room service is available
• Complimentary Wifi
SEVEN STOREYS OF RELAXATION
You may not be aware that Birmingham is home to over six million trees, yet just one pentahotel. We love trees, but we wouldn't dream of sleeping in one, so might we suggest that you hug them by all means, but sleep with us? Apart from the comfort of your pentaroom, everything else on each of our seven floors is wonderfully at ease as well. Our unique pentalounge was designed by star Italian architect Matteo Thun to be a restaurant, bar, meeting point and chill-out area all in one. You've never checked in to a more relaxed hotel reception, we promise.
A Guide to Birmingham
Birmingham was once known only for its heavy industrialism and countless examples of concrete architecture, including the infamous Bullring shopping centre as well as the dilapidated Digbeth coach station, but thankfully not any more. Birmingham has firmly re-established itself as England’s second city, and has flourished to be a modern, buzzing cosmopolitan centre. With vibrant nightlife, fantastic hotels, great shopping and unique tourist attractions, Birmingham is definitely the heart of England.
Getting There and Away
Birmingham International Airport is located 8 miles/13 km east of central Birmingham.
To and From Birmingham International Airport:
Birmingham has 3 stations located centrally, and one station located by the NEC and the airport:
Getting around Birmingham city centre on foot is relatively easy, however, for anything outside of the immediate centre you will need to use the public transport system.
Metro/Bus Day tickets
Centro Day Tripper
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH
Monday to Thursday and Saturday 10:00-17:00
FREE (some temporary exhibitions may be charged).
Barber Institute of Fine Arts
The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TS
Monday to Saturday 10:00-17:00
1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HS
Tuesday to Saturday 11:00-18:00 (open bank holiday Mondays)
Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6JD
8th April to 29th October, Tuesday to Sunday 11:30-16:00 (open bank holiday Mondays)
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
75-79 Vyse Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 6HA
Tuesday to Saturday 10:30-16:00 (open bank holiday Mondays)
Where to Stay
LateRooms has a wide variety of Birmingham hotels, apartments and guesthouses right across Birmingham, the NEC, and the surrounding area. Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, you are sure to find something to suit your needs.
Where to Eat
Birmingham has over 500 restaurants, with flavours from all across the world, not forgetting the world famous ‘Balti’, Birmingham’s signature dish.
Jonathans Hotel and Restaurant
16-26 Wolverhampton Road, Birmingham, B68 0LH
7 Oozells Square, Brindley Place, Birmingham, B1 2HL, +44 (0)121 643 3993
Al Frash Balti
186 Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, B12 8JS, +44 (0)121 753 3120
1 Montague Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 9HN, +44 (0)121-455-0999
Don Salvo Ristorante
156 - 158 Wharfside Street, The Mailbox, Birmingham, B1 1RG, +44 (0)121 643 4000
Birmingham’s nightlife has developed immeasurably over recent years. Broad Street is a lively place with a high concentration of bars, including a lot of the main chains. Brindley Place is a newly developed area by Birmingham’s canal side with lots of bars and restaurants.
Fifty Two Degrees North
Arcadian, Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TD
61 Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 3RB
The Custard Factory, Lakeside Gibb St, Birmingham, B9 4AA
171 Wharfside Street, The Mailbox, Birmingham, B1 1RL
The Jam House
3 St Paul’s Square, Birmingham, B3 1QU
Theatre & Entertainment
National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
Birmingham, B40 1NT
National Indoor Arena (NIA)
King Edwards Road, Birmingham, B1 2AA
O2 Academy Birmingham
52-54 Dale End, Birmingham, B4 7LS
Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA
Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP
Midlands Arts Centre (MAC)
Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 4UU
For the Kids
Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG
7 days a week 10:00-17:00
Adult £6.95, Child £4.95, Family £20.00
Linden Road, Bourneville, Birmingham, B30 2LU
Closed January and Mondays and Fridays in November and December.
National Sea Life Centre
The Waters Edge, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HL
Monday to Friday 10:00-16:00
Shopping in Birmingham has developed significantly over the years, and is now home to stores such as Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, as well as the world famous Jewellery Quarter. From large department stores to independent boutiques, you will be spoilt for choice.
Birmingham, B5 4BU
Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 1XL
38 High Street, Birmingham, B4 7SL
44-80 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B2 4UW
Birmingham also has many unique shops and individual retailers, located all across the city centre. From retro shops to art galleries, rare record shops to furniture emporiums, there is a plethora of hidden gems to be discovered.
Gay & Lesbian
Birmingham’s gay scene is constantly developing, and its prominence is definitely increasing. The hub of Birmingham’s gay scene is concentrated on and around Hurst Street, while there are lots of other gay-friendly bars across the city.
17 Lower Essex Street, Birmingham, B5 6SN
Kent Street, Birmingham, B5 6RD
Glamorous Show Bar
27-35 Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4BD
16 Lower Essex Street, Birmingham, B5 6RD
The Green Room
Arcadian Centre, Hurst Street, Birmingham, B5 4TD
As well as an abundance of bars and clubs, the major event for Birmingham’s gay/lesbian community is Gay Pride. This usually takes places during the second bank holiday in May, beginning on the Saturday and running through until Monday.