Choosing an apartment in Birmingham will mostly depend on what you are in Birmingham for and the kind of accommodation you are looking for. Birmingham is referred to as the "Second City" in the UK and it's the largest British city outside of London. Its central location also means that it's very convenient as a "half way" point and the place has much to offer for businesses, residents and visitors seeking leisure experiences.
Birmingham is a particularly good location for serviced apartments and provides a great base for business meetings, shopping trips and weekends away. Of course there are a wealth of hotels in the area too, but the serviced apartment option is becoming increasingly popular, perhaps largely due to the fact that apartments seem to offer a much freer way of spending a few days (or in some cases longer) away from home. In comparison, some hotel accommodation can seem extremely restrictive, with limited space and set meal times often proving prohibitive for groups or those on a tight daily schedule.
If you are in town for a weekend of shopping, then you certainly won't be disappointed! Many of the apartments in Birmingham enjoy a city centre location, so that means a walk of just a few minutes will take you to all of your favourite shops. The Bullring (Birmingham's main shopping area) is right in the heart of the town and offers pretty much anything you might want or need in terms of shops and places to eat or drink. If the boys get a little tired of shopping, they can quite easily head off to the cinema and see a movie or if it's match day, they can enjoy some football at St Andrews or Villa Park, where Birmingham City and Aston Villa, respectively play.
If your shopping is weighing you down, why not quickly pop back to your apartment, unload and then head out again for round two! With shopping done, movies watched and soccer enjoyed, it's easy to go "home" and get refreshed before either relaxing in your city pad and preparing something in the fully fitted kitchen or heading out to one of the hundreds of available nearby restaurants and eateries!
All the same benefits apply to business travellers, that great central location which is handy for all transport connections and all those shops and places to dine. The serviced apartment also proves to be a great place to relax and unwind after a day of stressful business endeavours