Visiting the UK’s second city on a budget? Here are the top free activities to do on your next trip to Birmingham – including visiting BBC Birmingham and street art-spotting in Digbeth.
Birmingham has shaken off its gloomy industrial past and is now looking forward to the future. A visit to Brum doesn’t have to cost the earth – and with the world-class St Philip’s Cathedral, the Tolkien-themed Moseley Bog, acres of green space and oodles of street art, why should it? Here are the best free things to do in Birmingham.
There’s nothing better than free live music, and Brum has plenty of it. Birmingham’s Symphony Hall regularly hosts free music performances and workshops in the cafe bar, though some events do land further afield at the Jam House in the Jewellery Quarter. Thanks to the Jazzlines initiative, the venue, along with a number of local promoters, continues to push jazz to the forefront of the city’s music scene.