Budget Friendly Accommodation in City Centre

Crowne Plaza Birmingham City, an IHG Hotel

B1 1HH, Birmingham, Central Square

In a superb city centre location, this 4-star deluxe hotel boasts a fitness room, a cafe bar and a restaurant. Shopping districts and Birmingham New Street Rail Station are 0.5 miles away. Free WiFi is... read more

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Why Stay nearby ?


b&b stayThe New Street rail station, named after the city’s most famous street, was built in the heart of Birmingham in the mid-nineteenth century. In this period the town had seen major changes due to the Industrial Revolution. Since then, the building was refurbished several times but also severely damaged during World War II.

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However, no major renovations were done since the 1960s, so it was about time for the terminal to be modernized. The same is true for the immediate surroundings: the core was built in the heydays of the Industrial Revolution and is still shining today. You can admire it directly upon arrival.

If you’re not distracted by the Grand Central shopping centre, just go outside and you’ll find yourself right in the city centre: museums, Town Hall, the old narrow streets and Gay Village, home of the famous Pride, are just minutes’ walk apart.

Gay Village is obviously a colourful neighbourhood with many bars, restaurants and of course clubs. It offers a wide range of accommodation options, from affordable hotels to apartments to rent for one night or weekend and cheap b&b’s. Even the less expensive rooms can be modern and come with good service.

As the area is not the city centre, yet still within walking distance of the hotspots, most budget travellers should be able to find themselves a shelter here. Broad Street hotels can also easily be reached.

Hotel and rooms for one night, weekend…


room with breakfastThe centre itself does not have a lot of bed and breakfast possibilities but offers many well priced and inexpensive hotels instead. Most attractions in this part of town are within walking distance of each other. If you don’t want to waste your money on city centre hotels, it is perfectly fine to look for cheap b&b’s outside of the centre.

When staying overnight outside the town you can travel to the tourist hotspots using the extensive bus network or by bike. Bikes are also a good way to enjoy the canals, a quiet place during rush hour. If the weather is good, you might want to explore the wider area by taking a tour on one of the many cycling routes. Several websites will help you planning your journey and routes, and Google maps can also come to the rescue.

A golden tip is to visit the Villa Park stadium, where some Rugby World Cup matches were hosted as well. Once back in the centre, you’ll find out that New Street is good for shopping too: fashion, food and jewellery are awaiting you in the arcades. Like it? get yourself a bed and breakfast nearby, it saves you time and perhaps even money!

Facts and Figures – Rail Connections


Name : Birmingham New Street Railway Station

Location : in the city centre

Birmingham Coach Station, formerly known as Digbeth Coach Station can easily be reached. The coach station offers services to destinations throughout Great Britain and also to Belfast and Dublin. National Express has its national headquarters in Digbeth.

Address : New Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 4QA United Kingdom

From New Street Station to Birmingham Airport ?

From New St Station take the train to Birmingham International Interchange (airport). There are 6-7 trains per hour during the day between International Interchange and New Street Station.

To Queen Elizabeth Hospital ?

The nearest station to Queen Elizabeth hospital is University station, which is less than 10 minutes walk away. From here there are trains approximately every 10 minutes to New Street station.

Train Line : lies on the West Coast Main Line, Cambrian Line, Cross City Line, Chase Line.

Mainly Served by : Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry, London Midland, and Virgin Trains.

Birmingham New Street station serves long distance trains including trains from London Euston to the north, services from the south and the south-west to Scotland, Newcastle and Manchester/Liverpool mainline rail hub and the east-west services to East Anglia and through Central Wales.

Virgin Trains operates trains via the West Coast Main Line to London Euston, Glasgow main train platformsthe primary rail station of the Scottish capital called Waverley and Wolverhampton city center.

CrossCountry rail connections include services to Leicester, Cardiff Central in Wales, Leeds, Manchester Piccadilly, Bristol Temple Meads train st. and Reading (see hotels).

Operated and Managed by : Network Rail

Ticket Office : Available

Ticket Machines : Available

Public WiFi : is available

Sat Nav Postcode : B2 4QA

Region : West Midlands

County : West Midlands

Nearest Hotels : in the city centre on Station Street, New St., Ladywell Walk, Holloway Circus, Smallbrook Queensway, Stephenson Place, and Upper Dean Street.

Nearby New Street and Moor St.


Electric Cinema (47 – 49 Station St, B5 4DY England /Ladywood): great old-fashioned looking cinema and sound recording facility in the heart of the city. It’s small with a cosy atmosphere, but it does have a good-size cinema screen.

The Old Rep Theatre (Station St, West Midlands B5 4DY, United Kingdom): Very clean, comfortable theatre. Home of the Birmingham Stage Company.

Rag Market (Edgbaston Street, B5 4RB England): the rag market has something for everyone, from vintage clothing to shoes, from jewellery to pickled chillies. It’s a great place to shop, offering a wide range of products.