Birmingham’s most vibrant entertainment destination, Broad Street is brimming with everything from chic canalside bars and international night clubs to intimate comedy lounges and fantastic restaurants. Thai, Indian, American and Asian Fusion, Broad Street has it all.At prices to suit every pocket.
For something a little lower key, Broad Street is home to a major Cineworld Cinema showing all the latest blockbusters. The Grosvenor G Casino is another of Broad Street’s long-running institutions, offering punters great food, late night bars, high-quality entertainment and the best gaming tables in the city.
When the sun goes down, Broad Street becomes laden with traffic which can make taxis incredibly slow. Thankfully, the area is well serviced by public buses, with the trip from New Street Station taking just 10 minutes. The lively nightlife strip sits to the south-west of the city centre and is an easy 15-minute walk from major city attractions like the Birmingham Cathedral, O2 Academy, Hippodrome Theatre and National Sea Life Centre.
While today Broad Street is Birmingham’s busiest nightlife hotspot, it wasn’t always so glamorous. In the 1750s the thoroughfare was little more than an unnamed country path, running across Easy Hill from Victoria Square. The construction of Baskerville House led to the widening of the street, and the eventual construction of a well-established neighbourhood.