Local Attractions

International Convention Centre - 2.3 miles
The key to a successful event is a successful venue. One that fits your budget, supports your efforts and understands your requirements. One that promotes your values and enhances your reputation with superb surroundings and high quality presentations - that's The ICC. At The ICC, we offer all the key elements to deliver a successful event. These include professional advice and support in planning, logistics, catering staging and AV technology. Having 11 halls and 10 executive meeting rooms with dedicated registration and foyer areas, we offer one of the UK's largest selection of facilities under one roof - with the support of a dedicated team of planners and presentation specialists to ensure everything runs smoothly from start to finish.

West Bromwich Albion Football Club - 2.48 miles
One of the oldest clubs in England, West Bromwich Albion were founder members of football league and have won all the domestic trophies on offer in England, including the League title in 1920. However, they have struggled to reach the heights in recent years and secured promotion to the English top flight in 2003/4 for the first time since 1986. Producing the likes of Bryan Robson, Cyrille Regis and Lawrie Cunnigham, the latter two pioneers for black footballers in the game, West Brom last enjoyed success when the late Jeff Astle scored the Cup winning goal against Everton in 1968. Fast Fact: Founded in 1878 as the West Bromwich Strollers, they changed their name to West Bromwich Albion within a year.

Sandwell Park Golf Club - West Bromwich - 2.69 miles
Situated 200 yards from the Junction 1 of the M5 motorway, this well established and prestigious private members club creates the complete golfing experience for those who appreciate tradition and excellence in quality surroundings. Sandwell Park Golf Club was opened on Christmas Day 1897 on land owned by the Earl of Dartmouth. In 1946 the Club purchased the land from the Earl and since that time it has continued to develop. The Old Clubhouse was demolished in the early 1990,s and a superb modern one built which is second to none.

Birmingham Centre - 3.3 miles
Birmingham is second only to London in size but only became a city in 1889. It is the traditional home of many small industries and its history is displayed in Birmingham's Museum of Science and Industry. Today one of the main industries is the supply of parts and components for the motor industry. Birmingham now has 2 cathedrals - St Philips and St Chads. Birmingham Town Hall was modelled on a Roman temple. It is the home of the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and contains an organ on which Mendelssohn gave several concerts. The Art Gallery with its collection of pre-Raphaelites is contained within the Council House.

Cadbury World - Birmingham - 3.87 miles
Birmingham’s very own chocolate paradise, a unique place to indulge all of your senses. Our attraction is a fun, educational multimedia attraction dedicated to the story of Cadbury and chocolate. New this year is a revamped demonstration area with lots of hands–on action, a refurbished jungle with boardwalks and waterfalls. A fantastic interactive Happiness dance room and finally a new 3D cinema screen where ’Flex6’ the robot brings to life the Cadbury pack & wrap process. You can now also take a tour around Cadbury World using our new audio headsets. We strongly advise you that you always make a booking to avoid long delays (3 hrs +) on entering the main exhibition.

Birmingham City Football Club - 4.07 miles
It is only in the last few seasons that the Blues have began to rid themselves of the tag of 'perennial under-achievers'. Birmingham's history is littered with disappointments and near-misses, and 1963's League Cup success stands out not because they defeated arch-rivals Aston Villa in the final but because it remains the only time they have won a major trophy. Promoted to the Premiership via a penalty shoot-out in 2002's Division One Play-Off Final after a 16-year absence from the top-flight, the Blues performed creditably last season and avoided the drop comfortably. Backed by David Gold's millions, it remains to be seen whether they can match or beat their highest top-flight position (sixth in 1956), but at least they're finally getting closer...

Aston Villa Football Club - 4.11 miles
Formed in 1874 by cricketers from the Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel in the Aston area of Birmingham - hence the name! Founder members of the Football League in 1888, by the turn of the century Villa had won the league championship four times and the FA Cup twice. But following their sixth title triumph in 1910, the club stagnated and had to wait until 1981 for their next championship. But this was Villa's golden period, and in 1982 came the club's greatest achievement - winning the European Cup. Fact: Villa legend David Platt was once the world's most expensive footballer, his combined transfer fees topping 22million pounds.