ATTRACTIONS

The Westley Hotel is situated just on the outskirts of Birmingham, Britains second largest city. It is a very popular destination not only in the U.K but is quickly begining to make its mark on Europe.It now has numerous unique attractions, superb restaurants and a feast of surprises, waiting to be discovered. There are more trees here than in any other European city and more canals than Venice. It is the 'Balti' restaurant capital of Europe and one of the leading centres of live entertainment attracting the worlds top performers, artists, actors and musicians. Having undergone major redevelopment in the city centre and canal sides it now has a huge choice of interesting cafes, bars, clubs and galleries. The shopping facilities are extensive and grow more exciting year upon year as this City is constantly being transformed. 

There are many local facilities and attractions for you to enjoy during your stay at our hotel. These include:

NEC
The NEC Arena has millions of visitors each year attending the very best in exhibitions, world-famous public shows, international trade shows and music concerts.

NIA
The National Indoor Arena is one of the busiest large scale indoor sporting and entertainment venues in Europe. The NIA provides a perfect home for indoor sport at every level. The arena has also been host to the Eurovision Song Contest and many music concerts by world renowned artists.

Symphony Hall / Birmingham Town Hall
Symphony Hall presents prestigious international orchestras and is also home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. The Hall also plays an important role in the life of the region and is regularly used for community events and conferences. Birmingham Town Hall opened in 1834, A fantastic example of neo-classical civic architecture. Recently re-opened in 2007 after a £35 million refurb to restore the building to its origional glory!

ICC
The International Convention Centre is the UK's premier conference centre. With over 11 halls and 10 executive meeting rooms, the ICC can provide the perfect area for meetings of 3 to 3000 people.

Bullring
The Bullring is the glamorous heart of Birmingham. Over 160 of the most desirable shops for you to explore - including Selfridges and Debenhams. The famous Bullring markets have everything from vintage clothing to fresh meat to soak up the vibrant atmosphere and why not try haggling with the traders to beat down prices!

Broad Street / Brindleyplace 
Site of the NIA, Symphony Hall, ICCIkon Gallery and Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Broad Street is the place to be on a night out, full of bars and great party atmosphere.

Sealife Centre
The National Sea Life Centre takes visitors on an undersea voyage with over 60 displays of freshwater and marine life, creating a wonderland for visitors of all ages. The attractions boasts an enormous one million litre ocean tank housing turtles, sharks and other tropical fish.

The Mailbox
Stay at our luxury hotel near Birmingham Mailbox and indulge in some designer retail therapy, or enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the trendy cafe bars and restaurants which over look picturesque canals.

Digbeth /Hurst Street
Digbeth is now an arts based community village and is also the location of the Bird's custard factory.Home to Birminghams Chinese Quarter and the Gay village. Comedy nights and open mike nights at The Glee Club, and we also recommend a visit to Mr Egg's cafe.

Thinktank
Birminghams Science Museum contains ten themed galleries exploring past, present and future. Top things to see include the worlds oldest working steam engine, exhibitions on spave exploration, a planetarium and gallery dedicated to the people and inventions of Birmingham.

 

Drayton Manor Family Theme Park
During March to October the Drayton Manor Theme Park is a fantastic day out for the entire family. There are white knuckle rides like the Apocolyse, which drops you at over 4Gs, for the brave and over a hundred species of animal at the Drayton Manor Zoo for the faint-hearted.

The Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses, Edgbaston
15 acres of formal gardens, with a bandstand on the main lawn for a perfect picnic, plus a red brick cottage, Tropical & Subtropical houses, cacti and Victorian style conservatory of Mediterranean flowers & fruits.

Back to Backs
Exhibition's of 19th century courtyard houses built for the influx of workers to the city, catagorised into four periods between 1840 and 1977. Accompanied with the guides stories about the people who lived here, this exhibition is a must see!

Aston Hall
A magnificent Jacobean mansion, with 17th century plasterwork, wood carvings and chimney pieces. Besieged in the Civil War by Cromwell's troops.

These are some ideas of what Birmingham has to offer, the list is truly endless..........

ROUND AND ABOUT

The BEST WESTERN Westley Hotel is perfectly located on the East side of Birmingham with easy access to the major midland motorway network. The Coventry Road, A45 which links the National Exhibition Centre and Birmingham International Airport with Birmingham City Centre is only 5 minutes away. To drive into Birmingham City centre, the A41 is direct from Acocks Green roundabout. Please see the Transport page for further details.

WHAT'S ON WHEN

11 Oct   Stratford Mop Fair
     
Funfair rides and food stalls crowd Stratford-upon-Avon's streets at the annual Mop Fair. This traditional medieval street festival sees the pretty town host a vibrant two-day party with hog roasts, fun charity events and more.

07 Oct   Grand Designs Live
It may be slightly harder to keep up with the Joneses since the credit crunch took hold, but Grand Designs Live promises homeowners a solution. Pick up tips and inspiration to improve your home at Birmingham's NEC.

10 Oct   Dirty
Dirty brings the best in progressive house to the newly refurbished Code every month with a top DJ line-up including Steve Lawler, Sasha, X-Press 2 and John Digweed.

07 Oct   The National Wedding Show
From choosing the venue to where to take a honeymoon, there's a lot to think about when planning one of the most important days of your life. Before you freak out, head to The National Wedding Show at Birmingham's NEC.

07 Oct   Birmingham Comedy Festival
Birmingham Comedy Festival promises one of the biggest and best line-ups yet, with familiar faces and emerging talent performing throughout the city. Going from strength to strength each year, this year's festival promises even more entertainment.