If you’ve visited Bullring & Grand Central before, you can’t deny it’s a very special place. From shopping and eating, to free public art and theatrical performances, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
We wanted to find out what YOU love about our centre, so we took to Instagram to ask the audience. The answers were really varied and definitely showcased our unique offer!
5. St Martin's Church
We weren’t surprised to see that St Martin’s Church was one of the very first answers. There’s been a church on this site since 1263 and the current church was built in Victorian times.
St Martin’s church boasts beautiful gothic architecture designed by city architect Alfred Chatwin, who was also involved with the design for the Houses of Parliament. It’s one of our very favourite things to photograph, especially with a beautiful blue sky behind.
One thing you all love about Bullring & Grand Central is the absolute Brumminess of the place. (If that’s not already a word – we’re coining it now!) Look out for specialist cards in Paperchase, Birmingham based artwork in Vincent Van Doodle and of course, the new ‘Nice Buns Bab’ neon sign in Wagamama!
3. Lovely Staff
As a visitor, you’re our guest here in centre and we want to make your visit as easy and as comfortable as possible. From store staff to our amazing Customer Service team, we’re all here to answer your questions – no matter how big or small.
If you’re ever in need of a helping hand, you can find Customer Services on L2 in Bullring, opposite Gap and in Grand Central opposite Kiehl’s.
Our next most popular answer (and perhaps the most obvious) was shops! We have an incredible range of shops and restaurants here at Bullring & Grand Central and over 250 to choose from. Top of the polls were Morphe (one of only two stores in the UK) Victoria’s Secret and Hotel Chocolat.
1. The Bull
It probably comes as no surprise that the thing you all love most about the centre is our Bull! A mascot to Brummies everywhere, our solid bronze Bull is the 7th most photographed landmark in the world. Make sure you use #Bullfie so that we can see your selfies with him!
Lots of you also mentioned our adhoc appearance on Ru Paul’s Drag Race S11 which we LOVED! We hosted Season 10 queens Miz Cracker & Asia O’Hara in 2018 and were thrilled when we popped up as the background of Episode 2.