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Parking in Birmingham

Discussion in 'Motors' started by [TW]Fox, 14 Sep 2009.

  1. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    Is Parking in Birmingham centre ridiculously expensive? Should I abandon all hope and use the train or are there any OcUK Top Parking Tips?
     
  2. Big Chris

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    Location: Chipping Norton

    There's a mulitstorey right next to the Bullring (old Bullring market) which is actually very reasonable. I think I paid £1.20 for 3 hours the last time I went shopping.

    Not sure on the max stay time though so I'll let the Brummies give you the local lowdown.
     
  3. SoliD

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    Location: Portsmouth

    Not really, when I went up last time it was something like £4.50-5 for 24 hour parking.
     
  4. Big Chris

    Soldato

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    Location: Chipping Norton

  5. Tesla

    Capodecina

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    Location: Bristol, UK

    Parking is never bad enough or to expensive to warrant public transport.
     
  6. West

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Rugeley, Staffs

    Depends where.. if you wanna go to the Bullring, use the Bullrings main Carpark on Park Street (The Selfridges one). For Broad St use the car-park at the Novotel. Neither are that expensive. Dad used the Novotel one for 6 hours only something like £8.

    Let us know where you are going i'll try and suggest something close :)
     
    Last edited: 14 Sep 2009
  7. [TW]Fox

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    Just into town, council parking site reckons a shoppers rate of 3 quid for 5 hours. Crikey thats good value!
     
  8. Gaijin

    Don

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    Location: Brighton/West Wicklow

    Thats because when you return to your car, it will have been removed of anything of value by the local "tax squad".
     
  9. merlin

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    Park in China Town - right in the centre and dirt cheap.

    I'd let you park at my office for free but it's a 15 min walk to the centre which I fully appreciate is totally unthinkable for a student type. :p
     
  10. West

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Rugeley, Staffs

    Just use the Bull Ring then :)
     
  11. saitrix

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    Location: Loughborough

    This may sound strange but ever thought about parking in Coventry. You can park right next to the train station on residential streets no problem for free. Then a return on the train is £3.10 and takes 15mins. Plus you have no annoying Birmingham traffic.

    Edit - Thats a good price! Just do that.
     
  12. Mr Jack

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    Honestly, if you're going right into the centre, I'd use the train. Failing that, there are loads of multistories near the centre which aren't stupidly priced, or you can park near Millenium Point (where the iMAX is) on the street for free or in their carpark for reasonable. Or if it's the weekend, at Aston Uni. It's about 10-15 minutes from New Street though. It all depends where exactly you need to get to.
     
  13. [TW]Fox

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    Just going to waste the afternoon in the shops and have lunch with some friends tommorrow for a few hours really. Seems the council carpark behind the Bullring and at Moor Street station is 3 quid for 5 hours which seems good value, that + the petrol is a bit cheaper than the train so unless Birmingham traffic is a stressful nightmare I may as well drive?
     
  14. saitrix

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    Location: Loughborough

    Yeah, just miss rush hour and its alright.
     
  15. iaind

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    Depends when you plan on going, but if you time it so you miss the rush hours (especially past Bristol and coming into Birmingham) then car wins every time
     
  16. Howard

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    Yep brum's fine out of rush hour
     
  17. Aero

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    I'll second the market next to the bulllring even though I nearly smashed my teeth out on my window last time I was there (lent outside the window and put my hand on the button :(). I would also recommend the big wok in china town if you want to stuff your face on the cheap. Its an all you can eat chinese.

    Aero