The best of Birmingham Birmingham, Britain\u2019s second city has grown from a once industrial city to a well-visited cosmopolitan hotspot. The city boasts many famous sites such as having more canals than Venice, as well as being the home to Cadbury\u2019s Chocolate and the regional library in Europe. In preparation for the upcoming launch of our brand new spa , SANTAI by EF MEDISPA in Birmingham, we took a trip to the city and found some fabulous place to visit... Best for Brunch: What better way to start the day than with a leisurely brunch? In Birmingham there is nowhere better than the Malmaison hotel in the centre of the city. The brasserie is a celebrity spotting hotspot and offers a modern twist on classic French cuisine so you can enjoy your brunch with flair before hitting the city. We had some amazing scrambled eggs, and cannot wait to go back to try their famous Sunday Brunch we\u2019ve heard so much about! Best or Shopping: Harvey Nichols, Mailbox \u2013 The Mailbox in Birmingham has undergone a recent refurbishment with a brand new digitally focused Harvey Nichols store as its flagship. The store still has a range of designer goods ranging from \u2018International\u2019 to \u2018Designer\u2019 to \u2018Casual\u2019 wear, but all with a digital twist with staff all carrying tablets and no traditional checkout system. It is worth a visit for the ultra-modern layout as well as for the clothes! Our\u00a0favourite part however was the shoe department... we could have happily returned to London with a suitcase full of shoes. Best for Dinner: Bank at Brindleyplace \u2013 Bank is a contemporary brasserie style restaurant well known for its commitment to quality ingredients both for its food and its cocktails. Located in the popular chic Brindleyplace area of the city, Bank has a vibrant atmosphere to match its menu. We hosted a fabulous dinner here (and thoroughly enjoyed the cocktails!) Best Beer Garden: The Bureau Bar \u2013 Bureau is located in the heart of the Colmore Row business district area of the city, not far from Selfridges and the famous Bullring Shopping Mall. The bar\u2019s undoubted highlight is its rooftop terrace where you can relax with a drink and enjoy the view. \u201cThe Bureau brings expertly created cocktails and food to Colmore Row in a gorgeous\u00a0grade II-listed building, full of 1920s glamour with a speakeasy edge. If you\u00a0haven\u2019t tried the Deli Dogs yet, you\u2019re missing out\u2026 and when the sun is shining there\u2019s no place we\u2019d rather be than The Bureau's roof terrace with a gin cocktail in hand.\u201d \u2013 East Village Agency, Birmingham Best for a stroll: Edgbaston Reservoir \u2013 The Edgbaston Reservoir, located a little outside the city centre is a great place to wind down and take a stroll. The area is one of the feeder reservoirs for the city\u2019s canal system and is a designated Site of Importance for Nature Conservation due to the surrounding wood and grassland areas and the natural wildlife which life there. Most exciting new opening: Resorts World \u2013 The range of shopping, culture and entertainment on offer in Birmingham is poised to get much bigger and better in Birmingham very soon with the opening of Resorts World in the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). Located next to Birmingham International Airport the new shopping, dining and entertainment complex is the first of its kind in the UK. The complex will have a flagship Genting Casino and boutique hotel as well as a cinema, a range of restaurants and bars, a 50-unit strong discount shopping outlet and, of course, our brand new medispa SANTAI by EFMEDISPA. The resort promises to be a thrilling new venture for the city and one which we\u2019re proud and enthusiastic to be a part of! So, we welcome you to Birmingham, Britain\u2019s second city, with its multitude of fantastic attractions, relaxing spots, modern shopping, contemporary restaurants and more. See you there!