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Blondie plays Birmingham: Make a night of it

By Kirsten Rawlins | Entertainment | Published:

Off to see Blondie In The Flesh at Arena Birmingham on Monday? Picture This: a night out with drinks, food, music – and maybe even a dance. Make a night of it with The Ticket's top tips.

MEAL TICKET

Enjoy a range of Divine restaurants at nearby Brindley Place, which is less than a five-minute walk from Arena Birmingham. Live It Up with a delicious meal at Cielo Italian. Other eateries to choose from at the city centre location include Bank Restaurant and Bar, Cafe Rouge, US-inspired Coast To Coast, French and Mediterranean-inspired Edmunds, Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Mission Burrito – plus many more.

BAR STAR

There’s something for everyone when it comes to bars near Arena Birmingham, with Broad Street and Brindleyplace just a few moments’ walk from the venue. For something a little more unusual, however, try The Distillery – home to Birmingham’s newest Gin Distillery – situated nearby on the canal. This bar also serves a variety of bar snacks and main meals.

GOOD NIGHT

Dreaming of a great night’s sleep? Indulge in a top notch stay at Birmingham’s Hyatt Regency Hotel – lovely four-star accommodation based in Bridge Street, just a 10-minute walk from Arena Birmingham. Guests at this hotel have access to free wifi, as well as a spa, heated pool and fitness centre. There are also babysitting services available upon request, as well as laundry and dry-cleaning services.

CHEAP SLEEP

Looking to Fade Away and Radiate after the show? Little more than a 10-minute walk from Arena Birmingham is the Hampton by Hilton hotel on Broad Street. All guest rooms overlook the city’s sights and include free wifi, an LCD TV and a lap desk. Reservations at the hotel includes a hot breakfast. The hotel also offers light meals and snacks 24-hours per day; just in case you’d rather grab a bite to eat after the show there, rather than going out.

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PARK UP

On-site at Arena Birmingham, there are more than 2,000 parking spaces across four car parks. You must pay for parking, so be sure to check the signs. If these are full, however, there are alternative car parks dotted around the city.

RAILY EASY

Arena Birmingham is accessible from a number of train stations; either by foot or by taxi. From New Street, Moor Street, Snow Hill and Five Ways stations, the venue is a 15 to 20-minute walk (or 10 minutes by car).

Kirsten Rawlins

By Kirsten Rawlins
@kirsten_native

Online Entertainment Editor for the Express & Star, Shropshire Star and Native Monster. E-mail me kirsten.rawlins@nativemonster.co.uk, or phone 01902 319368

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