hotel I was staying in, was only a three minute walk from the station. In fact the Ibis Birmingham Centre New Street, is very conveniently located, making it ideal for the German Christmas Market as well as many of Birmingham's other attractions. I'm never quite sure what to expect in city centre hotels, but I was pleasantly surprised. The room was comfortably sized, clean and surprisingly quiet for a hotel in the city centre right next to China Town.
Staffordshire Hoard - the largest hoard of Anglos-Saxon gold ever found.