These hotels are located in central Birmingham. The Council House, just east of the bend in Queensway, is considered the center of town. Bars and restaurants are open for business in all directions. The pedestrian-friendly New Street, south of the Council House, is lined with shops.
The National Sealife Centre, a five-minute walk east of Symphony Hall, is the largest inland aquarium in Britain. The Ikon Gallery is a few blocks south of the aquarium and filled with sublime modern art.