New Street is one of the most popular places for shopping in Birmingham, with numerous high-end shops and boutiques along with cafes and hidden gems. The variety of shops available draws in all sorts of people who can easily get lost here for hours upon hours.

Many visitors tend to enjoy shopping at trendy boutiques specifically for fashion, as well as the beauty shops and jewellers. It typically takes about 2 hours or so to see every major shop along the street, though your visit can last much longer if you stop for a spot of lunch.

New Street in Birmingham - one of the highlights of 11 Best Places to Go Shopping in Birmingham (Read all about Birmingham here)

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New Street highlights

New Street runs from the Bullring to the Town Hall, and along this stretch you'll find quite a few fascinating shops. You can visit Primark and Watches of Switzerland, or you can stop by The Body Shop and Jack Wills for high-end merchandise. You'll also find the Odeon cinema and coffee shops like Second Cup and Starbucks.

Off the main street, you'll find several narrow paths that lead to hidden gems you won't want to miss out on. The Disorder Boutique on Needless Alley is a local favourite, and Autograph and Cloudo on Ethel Street are among Birmingham's best fashion retailers that have retained their independence.

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Good to know when visiting New Street

When you're looking to visit New Street, you'll find quite a few options in terms of transport. The New Street Train Station is just steps away from the street and connects to most other parts of the city. Additionally, you can simply drive yourself and park at the train station's car park, though there is a fee if you take that route.

Visiting New Street will put you close to quite a few other exciting attractions around Birmingham. If you want additional shopping opportunities, you can head southwest to the Mailbox or due south to the Arcadian Centre, both of which are within walking distance.

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New Street in Birmingham

Location: New St, Birmingham B2 4NU, UK