This year the second biggest city in the UK, Birmingham, will be hosting the Commonwealth Games 2022. The Midlands city has so many exciting things to see, do and enjoy, and with the games coming to Birmingham there’s no better time than to make the most of your visit.
The Commonwealth Games were established in 1930, a multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth to participate in, today the Games feature 6,600 sports men and women from across 71 nations and territories.
Birmingham is a great place to host the games. With more canals than Venice, a buzzing cafe and nightlife scene, plus an abundance of shops, museums and theatres. Not to mention, the Mallory Court Hotel, a luxurious stay only 50 minutes away from the centre of Birmingham. We’ve picked our favourite reasons to extend your trip following the Commonwealth Games.
Celebrate at the CultureFest
In a month-long celebration as part of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the Warwick District Culture Festival aims to showcase and celebrate the incredible arts and heritage venues, artists, and creatives in the area. The CultureFest will take place across Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick, Kenilworth, and Whitnash from Saturday 16 July to Sunday 21 August 2022, with events and activities starting as early as March.
Adding real value to the Commonwealth Games, the CultureFest will provide visitors with a lasting memory of Warwick’s District and inspire them to discover new experiences and emerging talent.
Make sure that you don’t miss out on any of the celebrations, by ensuring you’re close to all the action. Indulge in a luxurious hotel stay at Mallory Court Hotel and hang up your worry of missing any fun events or activities.
Mallory Court Hotel is approximately 20 minutes from the furthest location of the CultureFest, Kenilworth.
Explore Birmingham’s history and heritage
Known as the ‘City of a Thousand Trades’, Birmingham exudes a rich working heritage.
Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the city by exploring the brilliant Black Country Living Museum, get a taste for 19th-century neighbourhoods in the National Trust’s atmospheric Back to Backs, or enjoy a leisurely browse around the modern-day Jewellery Quarter. Boasting various independent retailers, the Jewellery Quarter is one of the most unique locations in the UK. To really step back in time, why not visit the moving war memorial at Birmingham’s Hall of Memory? Dedicated to those who sacrificed their lives in the First and Second World Wars.
After exploring Birmingham’s rich and glorious history, why not put your feet up and enjoy a relaxing break at our Mallory Hotel, where you’ll receive the utmost luxurious service and comfort after a long day exploring the city and enjoying the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Black Country Living Museum, Jewellery Quarter and Birmingham’s Hall of Memory are all approximately 50 minutes from Mallory Court Hotel.
Soak up the City’s arts and culture
Expand your knowledge on a trip to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games. The city of culture is home to a wide variety of attractions such as the award-winning science museum ThinkTank, and the unusual but equally interesting Coffin Works museum.
For an arty afternoon, head to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery located in the heart of the city, or explore a stunning range of contemporary and fine art masterpieces at the Ikon Gallery and The Barber Institute of Fine Arts. If reading is your muse, then satisfy your literary cravings with a walk around the impressive Library of Birmingham, the largest public library in the UK.
The ThinkTank, Coffin Works, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Ikon Gallery, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts and Library of Birmingham are all approximately 45-50 minutes from Mallory Court Hotel.
Discover Shopping and Nightlife
If you’re in need of some retail therapy then the city’s iconic Bullring Shopping Centre will be perfect for you. Here you’ll find all of your favourite high street and designer shops under one roof, making it the perfect day out. If you’re looking for something with a little bit of edge, take a walk to Birmingham’s Rag Market, home to an extensive range of eccentric stalls, from home and textiles to fashion and stationery.
Birmingham is well-known for its nightlife. Broad Street has every club, pub and bar you could wish for. There’s also the Birmingham REP Theatre, Symphony Hall, or the Hippodrome to experience an evening of marvellous musical, theatrical, dancing and comedic performances in the city.
The Bullring Shopping Centre, Rag Market, REP Theatre, Symphony Hall and the Hippodrome are all approximately 50 minutes from Mallory Court Hotel.
Make the most of family adventures
The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham provide a great opportunity to spend time together as a family.
For a chocolate-filled out as a family, head to Cadbury World, the perfect destination for chocolate lovers. Discover the tale of Cadbury’s chocolate from the very beginning and enjoy a cocoa bean ride through the chocolate river, guaranteed to leave a smile on every child’s face.
To witness one of the UK’s only 360° ocean tunnels, a trip to The National Sea Life Centre is a must. Offering hours of fun for all the family, the Sea Life Centre is home to more than 2,000 creatures, from penguins and turtles to octopuses and sharks. Or explore the city together by boat cruising down one of Birmingham’s many scenic canals this Summer.
Cadbury World and The National Sea Life Centre are both approximately 40 minutes from Mallory Court Hotel.
Get sporty and enjoy lawn bowling at Victoria Park.
This year Leamington Spa’s Victoria Park will play host to the Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls events during the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Make sure you’re part of the lucky 5,000 that get to enjoy the action. With the park being home to some of the best bowling greens in the country, its an event you will not want to miss. Once the games have ended, explore the vast and beautiful park which boasts 10 tennis courts, a skate park, a paddling pool and a play area.
Victoria Park is approximately 10 minutes from Mallory Court Hotel.
Retreat to timeless luxury at Mallory Court Hotel.
However you choose to enjoy your trip in the city of Birmingham, you’ll need somewhere to retreat to after all that exploring. The beautiful country manor house of Mallory Court Hotel and Spa, located just a 40-minute drive from Birmingham City, is the perfect combination of traditional and contemporary. During a stay with us you can get ready for the busy day ahead with a delicious breakfast in our award-winning restaurant, or unwind from all the excitement afterwards in our sublime Elan Spa where pampering is the priority.
To experience a truly relaxing stay, call us on 01926 330214 or book online.
We can’t wait to celebrate the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this year and we’re sure you’re the same. To get the most out of your visit to Birmingham why not book a stay at our beautiful Mallory Court Hotel.