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WALK THROUGH TIME
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The Mailbox seen from the canal
The Mailbox seen from the canal

Birmingham City Centre

The Mailbox

Follow the path round past the restaurants and up the steps near Tesco. Continue straight on into the covered area of the Mailbox.

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Front of the Mailbox
Front of the Mailbox

The Mailbox used to be Birmingham's Royal Mail sorting office. Now it's been redeveloped into multi-use mall. It's an office block, hotel and apartment building. And also probably the world's most bizarrely-named shopping centre. It's a good example of regeneration in Birmingham. Millions of pounds of public and private money are being spent on updating our city.

If you're flagging, the Mailbox is a good place to stop for a cuppa or pint in one of the many bars.

The BBC Shop
Front of the Mailbox

Look out for the BBC Shop & Café! It's open to everyone - come in to have a coffee, log onto the internet and watch BBC WM and Asian Network broadcasting through the window. You'll also be able to see Midlands Today being broadcast. The two floors above the café house hundreds of BBC staff.

What's in the Mailbox? Visit www.mailboxlife.com

Go past the BBC and down the escalators to Level 5 (alternatively, there is a lift round to the left). Leave the Mailbox at the exit on the right (next to the Hugo Boss shop). Walk straight on up Blucher Street until you reach Holloway Head.

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