Where to find the UK’s cheapest hotels

Birmingham

Few would claim Birmingham is an easy place to love. Post-War, it became one of Britain s most egregious examples of town planners mania for concrete. At 74 a night, on average, it is the 10th cheapest place in the UK in which to book a hotel room, according to prices collated by Hotels.com.

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Something of a cultural revolution has taken place in the city, said Jolyon Attwooll in his 36 Hours in Birmingham1. It now has four Michelin star restaurants four more than Manchester , as one local chef pointed out and more than any English city outside London. There s a world-class symphony orchestra and ballet, and new pride in its pivotal role in the world s industrial heritage, most notably in the opening last month of a fascinating, quirky museum dedicated to a coffin fittings works (yes, really).

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References

  1. ^ 36 Hours in Birmingham (www.discountholidays.info)

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