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There is lots to see and do in the bustling city of Birmingham, when you are in the area here are a few of our top picks of things to do.

Enjoy the stunning views along the Birmingham Canals and learn about the city’s unique industrial history on a peaceful narrowboat tour or explore the canals by foot, the perfect activity after a bite to eat at The Ivy Temple Row.

Spend your afternoon stepping back in time with a fascinating guided tour of the Birmingham back to backs. Here you can see how former residents used to live in this carefully restored, atmospheric 19th century courtyard.

The Birmingham Cathedral has lots on throughout the year including services, talks and music events. This Grade I listed and one of the oldest buildings in the city, is just a stone’s throw away from The Ivy Temple Row.

The Symphony hall is considered one of the finest concert halls in the world and hosts the best in jazz, world music, folk, rock, pop and stand – up comedy. The Birmingham Hippodrome is also a stunning venue which hosts a variety of performances and has something for all the family to enjoy.  The Ivy Temple Row is just a short walk away from both of these venues, ideally situated for pre and post theatre dining.