Banish your Bank Holiday blues in Birmingham

Food & Drink

If you’re looking for something novel to eat over the August Bank Holiday, then try the Edible Garden in St Martin’s Square,  Birmingham. Inspired by Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, visitors can relax on fruit-inspired seating whilst enjoying complimentary treats as the garden comes to life through a selection of live music and dance to accompany proceedings. The St Martin’s Square Centre will also be celebrating Mondays as ‘Everybody’s new favourite food day’, in a bid to banish misconceptions that Monday’s are miserable, dull and boring. Shoppers will even get the chance to have their face uploaded onto a cake.

Also on over the Bank Holiday weekend is the Birmingham International Food Fair where visitors can experience 120 stalls of the world’s best food and drink.

For anyone needing something a little stronger, The Birmingham Whiskey Club is hosting ‘A Dram Fine Summer’… a summer festival of whiskey that will be held across numerous venues in the city.

Themed events described as eclectic and exciting will give both whisky enthusiasts and newcomers the chance to try some special whiskeys in the most unusual of settings, including a taste-along screening of Ken Loach’s The Angel’s Share – a film with whisky at its heart. The screening will take place at the Electric Cinema. The festival hopes to appeal to a range of interests and tastes by highlighting whiskey appreciation from both expertise and fun points of view.


If you fancy taking in a different type of event, then you may wish to consider taking the family to see the stage version of Disney’s The Lion King. Over 65 million people have watched this timeless, multi-award winning production across 15 countries, 5 continents and 6 languages – and it is the biggest ever musical production to tour the UK. It contains 50 singers, dancers and actors, 26 animals, puppets and an elaborate array of masks and costumes – fun for all the family.


If art is your thing, you’ll probably love Birmingham’s ‘Art in the Heart 2013’. Taking part in 23 of Birmingham’s cultural attractions, visitors will get the chance to view work by amazing artists such as Quentin Blake, Damien Hirst, Rembrandt and Boticelli. Running alongside the exhibitions will be a poetry programme that has been specially commissioned and will contain a series of workshops that will be fronted by Poet in Residence Philip Monks, and will be open to the public.

Hotel La Tour

Here at Hotel La Tour, we’re helping you make the most of the bank holiday in Birmingham by offering 25% off best available rate throughout August plus dine at Aalto for a complimentary bottle of house wine*

Just use the code VIP25 when booking online.


Over 18’s only. 25% off our best available rate for dates subject to availability

throughout  August

One complimentary bottle of house wine per couple, minimum spend £20 per person.

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