Inexpensive delights in Birmingham


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Even when money is tight, couples and individuals have no less desire or need to travel. If your budget is more beer than champagne, travelling with a degree of eloquence is still possible. Here are some tips on how to embark on the summer holiday in Birmingham without having to resort to hostels and fast food outlets.

Enjoy the free things

While you’re visiting Birmingham, you can enjoy some activities for free such as concerts, museums and more. A peaceful walk along the canal is a great place to start, which leads onto stylish Brindleyplace with its lavish restaurants, cafes and bars. The end of June marks the Dragonboat Racing Festival here complete with free live entertainment, crafts and more.


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From Brindleyplace, you can tour Town Hall and Symphony Hall with many free summer concerts and events, such as musical picnics for the whole family as well as jazz gigs so all you have to do is pull up a rug. You can also have a look at the Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery with free entry and many activities for the kids.

Other not-to-be-missed events include the Lord Mayor’s Show which takes over the town centre in mid-June with street entertainment, kids’ events, stalls and much more. Birmingham is home to many other events and festivals to make for exciting days out without spending a fortune.

Eat out wisely

You don’t have to spend a fortune when dining out, you get get some of the best eats for under a tenner in Birmingham with fare from British favourites like pies, burgers and fish and chips to more exotic delights like Indian and Spanish evening meals at £10.

Use travel points

If you’re looking to travel beyond Birmingham, flights along with accommodation tend to be the most expensive part of any holiday. Keep your eyes peeled for any type of promotions that give away air miles or travel points and you will significantly reduce the cost of your holiday.

There are always good deals to be obtained on domestic and international flights. Flybe offer a range of flights from Birmingham at great value to a host of destinations from various airports throughout the UK. It is usually advisable to book your flights well in advance in order to get them cheap, but sometimes there are good deals to be had at the last minute, it all depends on the airline.