If you fancy having a nice view over Birmingham’s canals while eating, Brindleyplace with its many restaurants and cafés is your place to go.
A nice Iranian restaurant is Shiraz on Hagley Road.
Vegetarian: The Warehouse Café
Super yummy Polish food in lovely atmosphere: The Karczma
If you’re short on time, you can find plenty of food options in Grand Central at the Birmingham New Street train station.
Closer to campus: Dilshad (Indian)
In the city centre:
Very nice bus tour around the city (runs only on weekends)
Birmingham Art Gallery and Museum has both art and a museum about the history of Birmingham – free entry!
Travel back in time visiting the Back to Back Houses (booking required)
More fantastic art: Ikon Gallery
Visit the Jewellery Quarter with many museums and cafés
for shopping: Bullring
Cadbury World (if you want the ultimate contrast to our scientific programme – make sure to go with friends)