Bullring Shopping Centre Guide

Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham
Bullring Shopping Centre - © Tom Pullman

The Bullring Shopping Centre is located in the centre of Birmingham; the Bullring offers visitors one of the most comprehensive shopping and leisure complexes in the UK. The location in Birmingham in the heart of England makes the Bullring a favourite for shoppers and visitors from Birmingham, the West Midlands and beyond. There are over 160 shops for shoppers to choose from, offering a wide range of goods and services to suit all budgets.

The Bullring has been redeveloped and at the heart of the redevelopment and regeneration Birmingham and the city centre in particular have undergone in the past few years. The complex offers shopping in a convenient city centre location close to many other attractions in Birmingham.


Overview


The Bullring shopping centre has been part of Birmingham city centre since the mid 1960s with markets operating in the area long before. The current Bullring centre was opened in 2003 after extensive redevelopment and regeneration work to the site and the local area including existing landmarks. The Bullring now forms the centrepiece of the major development work in the city centre of England's second city.

The centre is now much more than just a shopping centre, it now offers a range of leisure facilities and has become an extremely popular and recognised attraction in Birmingham from those local to the area and far beyond. For shoppers the Bullring has much to offer, with over 160 shops all under one roof. The flagship department stores present are Selfridges and Debenhams. The shopping centre caters for all budgets with budget stores such as TK Maxx offering well known brands at discounted prices.

With over 160 shops to choose from spread over 3 floors, shoppers are presented with plenty of choice from retailers offering a host of goods and services. Retailers catering for clothing and fashion for men, women and children, health and beauty, gifts and accessories, technology and telecoms, homeware, jewellery , books and travel and more are all found here.

There are a range of eateries and restaurants at the Bullring, Debenhams and Selfridges both have their own in house restaurants where shoppers can get drinks, snacks, refreshments and a range of meals. There are coffee shops such as Starbuck for those wanting to relax and take a break from shopping with coffee and a snack. There are a range of well known outlets that include Pizza Hut, Pizza Express and Nandos. A range of cuisines are available these include British, French, Italian, Oriental and Fusion.

The city centre location makes the Bullring ideally located for visitors to further explore Birmingham. Among the attractions located close by are the Jewellery Quarter, Millennium Point, National Sea Life centre, Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Ikon Gallery. Visitors to the Bullring can combine visiting the Bullring with also visiting one of a range of attractions close by.

The Bullring is open 7 days a week, however individual store times vary.

There are over 3,000 car parking spaces in the 3 car parks (charges are applicable), the car parks all of which offer convenient access to the shopping malls. Disabled Parking is also available for disabled badge holders and Child Parking spaces.


How To Get There


By Car:

The Bullring complex is located in the heart of Birmingham city centre, those coming from the M6 need to take the exit at junction 6. Those travelling from the M5 need to take the exit at junction 3. For those with Satellite Navigation systems the post code is B5 4BU alternatively the street name of Park Street for the Centre car park or the street name of Edgbaston Street for the Edgbaston Street car park can be used.

By Train:

The closest train stations are Birmingham New Street and Morr Street stations, both are within a short walk of the Bullring. Both stations provide access to local services within the Birmingham area, regional West Midlands and various services from Scotland, Wales and other cities in England.

By Bus:

Birmingham offers visitors with a comprehensive bus network system. There are bus terminals located at the Bullring, in addition there are bus terminals at the two main train stations New Street and Moor Street and also behind the markets.

By Coach:

National Express operates daily coach services from a range of UK cities to Birmingham Central bus terminal close by to the Bullring. From London Victoria there are daily services to Birmingham.

Coaches arrive at and depart from Digbeth Coach Station. From here the Bullring can be accessed from Park Street, from the Selfridges and St Martins Church walkways.


Contact Details


Address:

Bullring Shopping Centre
Birmingham
B5 4BU

Telephone: +44 (0)121 632 1500

Website: Bullring


Map


Use the Shopping Search map to find the location of the Bullring complex and other local attractions in Birmingham. You can also use the local search for Restaurants, Bars, Hotel Accommodation, Coffee Shops, Tourist Attractions and more. To view click on the Bullring Shopping Centre link below and ensure your browser is pop up enabled: Bullring Shopping Map


Tips & Other Considerations


There may be some variations on the hours of individual shops and outlets in the shopping complex depending on opening hours of each shop and the particular day of the week.

Be alert and aware of your belongings at all times especially your wallet/purse and valuables and ensure they are hidden away from public view. If you have a bag try to use a shoulder bag with a strong strap, that is put across your shoulder not on your shoulder making it more difficult for anyone to snatch your bag.

Do not leave your bags/shopping bags unattended, this will help prevent theft and misplacing your bags.

If you are travelling by car to Birmingham ensure you are well prepared with maps and Sat Nav to aid your journey. Birmingham city centre can be confusing to those not familiar with the roads and there are a number of no entry roads in operation.

When parking it is advisable to ensure you fully the parking rules & regulations to avoid fines and penalties. Be especially careful at street parking bays, rules are not always clear they can be complex and building/development work in the area mean parking rules and regulation can and do change. If you are unsure, it is safer not park in the parking bay.




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