We of course want and hope that you'll spend your full days at the conference as part of the networking and educational experience An academic conference offers. But if you stay on after Tuesday or plan to arrive a day or two earlier there are lots of things to do and see nearby to the conference venue but also in the surrounding area of Birmingham


Bear Grylls Adventure: 0.50 miles away
Indoor/outdoor activity centre
Escape the ordinary, experience the awesome and try something new at The Bear Grylls Adventure, located at Birmingham’s NEC.

Resorts World Birmingham

A broad range of places to eat, drink and play, plus a little outlet shopping at brands like Levi’s, Kurt Geiger, Nike, Next and Lindt. You can also add in a Cineworld cinema with Imax™, virtual reality and retro gaming at Vortex Gaming, or even bowling, pool and arcades at Hollywood Bowl.

Birmingham Canals - 10 miles
It's one of the most intricate canal networks in the world. The hub of the British Canal Network is the bustling city centre junction at Gas Street Basin. Here, colourful boats and historic canal architecture sit side-by-side with vibrant modern restaurants, cafes and bars. The basin is in the heart of Birmingham’s cosmopolitan nightlife and shopping districts. The mainlines and city centre canals are busy with boaters, walkers and cyclists.

The Balti Triangle, Birmingham - 10 miles
The Balti Triangle is an area of Balti houses clustered along Ladypool Road, Stoney Lane and Stratford Road, to the south of Birmingham city centre, in the United Kingdom. It covers parts of Sparkbrook, Sparkhill and Balsall Heath.

This area probably contains Birmingham’s highest concentration of Balti restaurants, as well as some of the oldest to be found in Britain.

Birmingham is the birthplace of the Balti curry!

Aston Hall - 12 miles
Discover one of Birmingham’s most iconic buildings.

Aston Hall is a Grade I listed Jacobean house in Aston, Birmingham, England, designed by John Thorpe and built between 1618 and 1635. It is a leading example of the Jacobean prodigy house.

For more information of the vast amount of things to see and do whilst visiting Birmingham, please visit - https://visitbirmingham.com/