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BEST WESTERN Birmingham Metro Maypole

Maypole Lane, Birmingham, Warwickshire, B14 5JF

Ratings & Awards

3 stars Hotel inspected by AA but not currently a member.
Metro hotel. Offers a full service with the exception of dinner but is close to city centre restaurants.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (70 spaces)
  • Bars
  • Pets Allowed
  • Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN Birmingham Metro Maypole, Birmingham

Cadbury World

Chocoholics flock to Cadbury World, four miles from central Birmingham, to sample fresh liquid chocolate, explore its Aztec origins, browse the world's biggest Cadbury shop, ride the Beanmobile and chase Creme Eggs in Cadbury World Essence. Advance booking is recommended.

Available : Daily

Taste of Birmingham

Improve your culinary skills, watch experts in action and educate your palate with a range of tasting sessions at Taste of Birmingham in Edgbaston's Cannon Hill Park. Celebrated guest chefs show off their skills at cooking demos.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Al Faisals

Al-Faisals in Sparkbrook, home to Birmingham's Balti Triangle, specialises in Kashmiri cuisine and Lahore-inspired special Tak Tak Tawa dishes. The menu includes seafood balti dishes and vegetarian favourites like paneer tikka. Seating 600 diners over two floors, its contemporary interior features an open kitchen and light wood floors. It's unlicensed so bring wine and beer.

Available : Daily

Twenty20 Cup: Finals Day

The County Club Cricket Ground (Edgbaston) in Birmingham hosts Finals Day, the climax of English cricket's Friends Life T20 competition. With two semi-finals and the final itself played over 12 hours, spectators certainly won't have time to get bored...

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Twenty20 Cup: Warwickshire Bears

The Friends Life T20 begins with a group format in June, before quarter finals in July and Finals Day at Southampton's Rose Bowl in August. Warwickshire Royals play their home games at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

Available : Jun - Aug 2013 (annual)

National Sea Life Centre

Birmingham's National Sea Life Centre brings a taste of the ocean to a land-locked city. The four-storey aquarium boasts a tank that holds one million litres and a large glass tube-tunnel, allowing visitors to feel entirely submerged within the watery scene.

Available : Daily

Nightingale Club

Birmingham's long-established Nightingale Club is one of the UK's biggest and best gay venues. The 2000-capacity superclub at the heart of the city's Gay Village around Hurst Street has adapted over the years to remain an essential nightlife experience.

Available : Daily

Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses add a splash of floral colour to the city. Spanning 15 acres, the grounds sport a bandstand, an art gallery and four Victorian glasshouses, which shelter exotic plants in conditioned climates.

Available : Daily

Birmingham Gay Pride

Gay awareness is given an extra boost this May Bank Holiday with colourful events in Birmingham's Gay Village. The festival kicks off with Saturday's parade which makes its way from Victoria Square to the party in the Gay Village.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Birmingham Back to Backs

Back to Backs, Birmingham's last remaining city-centre National Trust-restored back-to-back housing, reflects four periods from 1840 to 1977. Experience the lives of its residents and stock up at the 1930s sweetshop for nostalgia's sake. Visiting is by guided tour only and advance booking is essential.

Available : Feb - Dec 2013 (annual)

Welsh National Opera Spring Tour

Plots and convoluted intrigue typify Welsh National Opera's two spring productions at the Birmingham Hippodrome. Comedy first, in John Copley's new production of Johann Strauss' effervescent Die Fledermaus, while darker forces are at work in Verdi's Il Trovatore.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)


A lively style bar in Birmingham's Chinatown district, Sobar is the place to see live percussionists and top DJs playing relaxed beats and funk and soul. Enjoy late-night cocktails and reasonably priced drinks. During summer, terrace seating overlooks the square outside.

Available : Daily

The Custard Factory Flea Market

In regenerated Digbeth, find vintage fashion, vinyl and organic food at The Custard Factory Flea Market, where artists and entertainers create a unique market atmosphere. The Custard Factory complex houses shops, galleries and the 40-foot Green Man sculpture.

Available : Weekends only


The SuperSonic Festival at Birmingham's Custard Factory is run by Capsule, the driving force behind some of the UK's best music events. Expect live music ranging from prog to grimecore as well as art installations, a film programme and karaoke.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Chung Ying Garden

A favourite with the local Chinese community, Chung Ying Garden in Chinatown offers over 400 traditional Cantonese dishes including sizzling scallops, braised duck and vegetarian dumplings and fresh seafood. The contemporary interior features high ceilings, replica Terracotta soldiers and ancient Chinese princess paintings. Enjoy a traditional Yum Cha lunch with over 100 Dim Sum varieties.

Available : Daily

Shogun Teppan-yaki

The Mailbox mall's Shogun Teppan-yaki is a conveyor-style sushi and noodle bar with teppan-yaki 'cooking on a hot plate' tables. Here, chefs prepare fresh dishes in front of diners and there is an excellent value all-you-can-eat sushi buffet. The chic interior complements the stylish surroundings of the Mailbox.

Available : Daily

The Mailbox

Set in a former city-centre Post Office building, The Mailbox houses Birmingham's most glamorous shops including Emporio Armani and Bang & Olufsen plus independent labels. Enjoy stunning city views from Harvey Nichols' connecting glass bridge. Top restaurants and spa complete the experience.

Available : Daily

Bullring Markets

The lively city-centre Bullring Markets sell everything from latest fashions to fresh fruit. The Rag Market is renowned for its gorgeous fabrics. For clothes, lingerie and accessories, head to the Open Market's covered walkways or the adjacent Indoor Market.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Kinnaree Thai Restaurant

Overlooking Birmingham's city canals from its long ground-floor glass frontage, Kinnaree serves up over 100 authentic Thai dishes from chicken satay to Thai favourite Tom Yum Gai soup and sweet corn cakes. Named after a beautiful half-woman, half-swan mythological Thai character, Kinnaree's peaceful and beautifully decorated dining space has an elegant longboat as its centrepiece.

Available : Daily


Dress to impress if you want to get into Birmingham's glitzy Miami-style club, Gatecrasher. There are four rooms of music, the latest in sound and light systems, nine bars and a line-up of renowned dance-music DJs.

Available : Daily

Electric Cinema

Opened in 1909, the city-centre's Electric Cinema is the UK's oldest working cinema and Birmingham's only independent picture house. There's an Art Deco bar, delicious menu and Parisian absinthe from a fountain. Upgrade to sofa seating with waiter text service.

Available : Daily

The Bullring

The city centre's glass-covered Bullring houses 26 football pitches-worth of retail heaven. More than 160 shops and 25 restaurants on three levels reside under the curved aluminium disk-covered exterior. They include Selfridges, Debenhams, French Connection, Apple Store and Mango.

Available : Daily

Bar du Malmaison

Creative mixologists blend cocktails at Bar du Malmaison in Birmingham's upscale Mailbox mall. Leather sofas and contemporary lighting create a slick, elegant look and feel. An extensive wine cellar offers bottles for all palates. Stay up for late-night dancing.

Available : Daily

Ikon Gallery

The Ikon Gallery, housed in a neo-gothic school in Brindleyplace, is home to innovative modern art exhibitions, an excellent specialist shop and renowned Spanish restaurant. Ride the quirky lift where the voice gets higher as you ascend.

Available : Daily; not Mon

Victoria Square

The Grade I-listed Town Hall, a restored neo-classical music venue which re-opened in 2007 following a £35m renovation, dominates Victoria Square, Birmingham's main piazza. Stop to admire the quirky Floozie in the Jacuzzi sculpture and Iron: Man by Antony Gormley.

Available : Daily

Rath Yatra Chariot Festival

Birmingham now hosts its own impressive version of the traditional Hindu Rath Yatra Festival. Chariots devoted to Lord Krishna's most merciful incarnation make their way to Victoria Square for a huge vegetarian feast and entertainment.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market and Craft Fair

Birmingham's festive Frankfurt Christmas Market returns to Victoria Square and the upper part of New Street. Around 200 stalls sell jewellery, handmade toys, ceramics, candles, glasswork and traditional Christmas decorations, to help you find the best Christmas presents.

Available : Nov - Dec 2013 (annual)

Chez Jules

Simple French fare from coq au vin to moules marinières is served with gusto in this city-centre restaurant, where long bench tables and balcony areas offer group and romantic dining. Chez Jules' two-course lunch and dinner menus offer particularly good value. Ensure there's space for homemade desserts like crème brulee and mousse au chocolat.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Brindleyplace and Canalside

With reportedly more canals than Venice, Birmingham Canal Navigations offer alternative city views from 15 miles of towpath. Start at Brindleyplace's canalside bars, shops and galleries and walk towards Gas Street basin lined with narrow boats. Dinner cruises are popular.

Available : Daily

Birmingham Comedy Festival

Birmingham Comedy Festival promises one of the biggest and best line-ups yet, with familiar faces and emerging talent performing throughout the city. Going from strength to strength each year, this year's festival promises even more entertainment.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

BASS Music Festival

A celebration of Black music and art, the British Arts and Street Sounds festival takes place at venues across Birmingham. Events range from UK hip-hop dancing and sound system nights to critical debates on race and cultural identity.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

BIAD Graduate Shows

BIAD Graduate Shows exhibit and promote the best emerging talent from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. Held at venues throughout Birmingham University sites, it showcases mixed-media work from students who are taking their first steps towards becoming professional artists.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

International Dance Festival

Birmingham's International Dance Festival presents a programme of performances from around the world at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the city. A biennial event, it's another high-energy fixture in the city's cultural calendar, and features both local and international dance troupes.

Available : Apr - May 2013 (biennial)

Birmingham Half Marathon

Runners can do their thing for the environment this autumn as the Birmingham Half Marathon's Race Against Climate Change is a chance to show commitment to the worthy cause. Growing in momentum, 15,000 runners are expected at this year's race.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

St Patrick's Day Festival

Birmingham is smothered in green, white and gold for its annual St Patrick's Day Festival. The huge parade features floats, marching bands and walkers, and day-long activities for all ages make this a great party.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

Birmingham International Jazz Festival

Dozens of performances in venues throughout the city attract thousands of visitors each year to the Birmingham International Jazz Festival. The event includes impromptu performances and late-night sessions hosted everywhere from department stores to parks and restaurants.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)


The UK's biggest free arts festival, ArtsFest crams concerts, performances, exhibitions and much more into venues throughout Birmingham for one action-packed weekend. With many events taking place outdoors, ArtsFest replicates the spirit of classic summer festivals but is guaranteed mud free!

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)


Harmonic is a cutting edge jazz festival held at venues across Birmingham. The festival shines a light on Birmingham/Midlands based musicians and encourages the creation of new music and ensembles, while celebrating the city's vibrant and diverse jazz scene.

Available : Sep - Oct 2013 (annual)

Sky Ride

Held throughout the UK, the Sky Ride encourages cyclists of all abilities to hop on their saddles and hit the streets. Taking place in Birmingham, this event allows cyclists to reclaim the city and enjoy a day of bike-based entertainment.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)


Saturday nights at the Birmingham Academy see two rooms devoted to rock and indie. Resident DJs play metal, rock, punk, goth, industrial, ska, hip-hop, nu-metal, grunge and alternative indie tunes.

Available : Sat only

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BEST WESTERN Birmingham Metro Maypole
Maypole Lane
B14 5JF
Sat nav postcode:B14 5JF

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