Ready to shop at Birmingham's historic markets and independent retailers? Birmingham has everything you could ever want from a shopping trip!



The Famous Bullring Bull - Birmingham


Come and explore Birmingham's wide range of shopping destinations. 

From the Mailbox, Bullring and Grand Central to retail therapy at Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, you will be able to fulfil all your shopping needs, regardless of style or budget.

With the city offering a variety of premium fashion shops, restaurants and cafés there's plenty here to keep you busy.

Find out below what Birmingham City Centre has to offer. 

Key Facts

  • The Bullring is the UK’s most visited shopping centre, located in the heart of the city
  • Grand Central has over 60 premium shops
  • Mailbox is the ultimate destination for designer fashion and canal-side restaurants

Bullring & Grand Central

The largest shopping centre in the UK, Bullring & Grand Central is a vibrant destination, adding a premium shopping experience with over 200 shops and 28 places to try wonderful cuisine.

Connected by Bullring's Link Street and located above New Street Station, Grand Central Birmingham is home to the biggest John Lewis department store.


Treat yourself at the luxurious Mailbox known for it's high designer fashion brands, restaurants and bars overlooking the Grand Union canal. 

Next door is The Cube, where you can enjoy a game of bowling at Lane7. 

It's also home to BBC Midlands HQ and two world-class hotels, Malmaison and the AC Hotel. 



In the most iconic building in Birmingham, Selfridges is the home to fashion, beauty and food across four floors.

It's home to luxurious designer brands including Gucci, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Alexander McQueen, you'll be sure to keep up to date with the latest fashion trends.

Beauty lines including MAC, Chanel, YSL and Tom Ford are also situated within Selfridges, making it the place to be for all beauty enthusiasts.

Fancy a something to eat? The building also boasts places like YO! Sushi, Ed's Easy Diner and San Carlo Fumo. 





Arcades and Independents

The Great Western Arcade and Piccadilly Arcade are both known for their beautiful decor that house boutique style retailers & some of the best independent specialists in the city.

The Custard Factory in the creative quarter also offers 30 independent shops with specialists in vintage clothing. 


Jewellery Quarter

The historic Jewellery Quarter is home to over 100 specialists, jewellers and crafts-people that create over 40% of all British jewellery.

It has more diamond rings and tokens of love than anywhere else in the country. As many of the shops have on-site workshops, you can have your jewellery commissioned and created personally.



Over six million shoppers head to the Bull Ring Indoor Market each year to the 140 stallholders, famed for their fantastic selection of meats, fruit and vegetables.

A further 350 stalls and 17 shops make up the Bull Ring Rag Market renowned for their range of materials and goods on sale.


Discover More of what Birmingham has to offer

With everything from the latest fashion and greatest dining, the liveliest bands to the most relaxing canal rides and festivals throughout the year, there's always something new to discover in Birmingham.