Why you should visit Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games 2022.


 The Commonwealth Games 2022 will be hosted in Birmingham. This is a great opportunity to explore Birmingham which is jam packed with fun filled days out, sights and activities to explore. 

The Commonwealth Games have been around for 92 years, a multi-sport event; today the Games feature 6,600 sports men and women from across 71 nations and territories.

Holding the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham is fantastic, it’s the perfect place for it. With a vibrant history, a buzzing cafe and nightlife scene, plus an abundance of shops. Make sure you give yourself enough time to enjoy all that Birmingham has to offer by choosing to stay at the luxurious Arden Hotel, only 25 minutes away from Birmingham’s city centre. Here’s our main reasons why you should extend your trip to Birmingham following the Commonwealth Games 2022.


Celebrate at the CultureFest

The Warwick District Culture Festival is celebrating the Commonwealth Games 2022 in a month-long celebration, which aims to showcase and celebrate the incredible arts and heritage venues, artists, and creatives in the area. The CultureFest will take place across Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick, Kenilworth, and Whitnash from Saturday 16 July to Sunday 21 August 2022, with events and activities starting as early as March.

Adding real value to the Commonwealth Games, the CultureFest will provide visitors with a lasting memory of Warwick’s District and inspire them to discover new experiences and emerging talent.

Make sure you’re close to the action by booking a relaxing stay at The Arden Hotel, situated in the ideal location for you to enjoy the Commonwealth celebrations, but also perfect for a relaxing and luxurious night to wind down from the day’s events. 

The Arden Hotel is approximately 25 minutes from the furthest location of the CultureFest, Royal Leamington Spa. 


Soak up the history and heritage

Birmingham is a fascinating city with a wonderful history that can be explored in the brilliant Black Country Living Museum, get a taste for 19th-century neighbourhoods in the National Trust’s atmospheric Back to Backs, or enjoy a leisurely browse around the modern-day Jewellery Quarter. Boasting various independent retailers, the Jewellery Quarter is one of the most unique locations in the UK. To really step back in time, why not visit the moving war memorial at Birmingham’s Hall of Memory? Dedicated to those who sacrificed their lives in the First and Second World Wars.

The Arden Hotel is approximately 55 minutes from Black Country Living Museum, Jewellery Quarter and Birmingham’s Hall of Memory. 


Explore the City’s arts and culture

Birmingham is packed with culture and is home to a wide variety of attractions such as the award-winning science museum ThinkTank, and the unusual but equally interesting Coffin Works museum.

After a loud day out enjoying the Commonwealth Games 2022 why not opt for a arty and peaceful afternoon, at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery located in the heart of the city, or explore a stunning range of contemporary and fine art masterpieces at the Ikon Gallery and The Barber Institute of Fine Arts. If reading is your muse, then satisfy your literary cravings with a walk around the impressive Library of Birmingham, the largest public library in the UK.

The Arden Hotel is approximately 20 minutes from ThinkTank, Coffin Works, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Ikon Gallery and The Barber Institute of Fine Arts. 


Enjoy Shopping and Nightlife

No trip to Birmingham would be complete without a visit to the city’s iconic Bullring Shopping Centre. Here you’ll find all of your favourite high street and designer shops under one roof, making it the perfect day out. If you’re looking for something a little more quirky, take a walk to Birmingham’s Rag Market, home to an extensive range of eccentric stalls, from home and textiles to fashion and stationery.

To experience Birmingham’s nightlife, head to Broad Street where you’ll be greeted with an eclectic mix of bars, pubs and lively nightclubs. There’s also the Birmingham REP Theatre, Symphony Hall, or the Hippodrome to experience an evening of marvellous musical, theatrical, dancing and comedic performances in the city.

The best thing after a long night out is having a comfortable bed to come back to, think ahead and treat yourself by booking a stay at our beautiful manor hotel The Arden, a great place to retreat to after an exhausting day and night. 

The Arden Hotel is approximately 25 minutes from Bullring Shopping Centre, Rag Market, REP Theatre, Symphony Hall and the Hippodrome. 


Experience quality time with the family

The Commonwealth Games 2022 provide a great opportunity to spend time together as a family. Birmingham is home to some of the most wonderful experiences, so why not extend your day?

For a sweet day out as a family, head to Cadbury World, the perfect destination for chocolate lovers. Discover the tale of Cadbury’s chocolate from the very beginning and enjoy a cocoa bean ride through the chocolate river, guaranteed to leave a smile on every child’s face.

To witness one of the UK’s only 360° ocean tunnels, a trip to The National Sea Life Centre is a must. Offering hours of fun for all the family, the Sea Life Centre is home to more than 2,000 creatures, from penguins and turtles to octopuses and sharks. Or explore the city together by boat cruising down one of Birmingham’s many scenic canals this Summer.

The Arden Hotel is approximately 40 minutes from Cadbury’s World and The National Sea Life Centre.

Get sporty and enjoy lawn bowling at Victoria Park.

This year Leamington Spa’s Victoria Park will play host to the Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls events during the Commonwealth Games 2022.

Make sure you’re part of the lucky 5,000 that get to enjoy the action. With the park being home to some of the best bowling greens in the country, its an event you will not want to miss. Once the games have ended, explore the vast and beautiful park which boasts 10 tennis courts, a skate park, a paddling pool and a play area.

The Arden Hotel is  approximately 30 minutes from Victoria Park. 


A beautiful boutique staycation at The Arden Hotel

Just shy of an hour away, a quintessential stay at The Arden Hotel will allow you to escape from the hustle and bustle of Birmingham City and retreat to the peaceful town of Stratford-upon-Avon. The elegant boutique hotel is encapsulated by history and boasts a stunning all-weather terrace, cosy bedrooms and award-winning dining in No. 44 Brasserie. After the enjoyment of the Commonwealth Games 2022, wander around the cobbled lanes of Stratford-upon-Avon and uncover the hidden gems of this Shakespearean town.

Extend your stay in style at The Arden Hotel and call us on 01789 298682 or book online.

We’re looking forward to celebrating the Commonwealth Games 2022 and we hope you are too. Make sure you extend your stay by booking a night away in our stunning The Arden Hotel, and explore all that Birmingham has to offer.