Where we are based

Ikon is located in central Birmingham, in the West Midlands, UK. Birmingham is connected to the rest of the country through national train networks and major motorways, and internationally via Birmingham International Airport.

The gallery is situated in Brindleyplace, off Broad Street, 20 minutes walk from New Street Station. Postcode: B1 2HS

Find our location at the grid reference gallons.calls.rates on what3words.

By Foot

From New Street station walk to Victoria Square, past the Town Hall and in front of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery onto Centenary Way.

Continue through Centenary Square towards Broad Street with the International Convention Centre (ICC) to your right. Walk up Broad Street and turn right into Oozells Street. Approximately 20 minute journey.

By Public Transport

Birmingham’s New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street stations are all within a 25 minute walk of Ikon Gallery. Train times are available from the National Rail website.

Ikon is accessible by bus from most areas of the city. For details of times and routes visit Transport for West Midlands.

The nearest tram stop is Broad Street, which is a 2 minute walk from Ikon Gallery.

The closest moorings to Ikon are at Sherbourne Wharf. Take the steps or pathway up to Brindleyplace and follow the directional signs.

From Birmingham International airport, use the airport shuttle to Birmingham International train station, then take one of the regular trains to Birmingham New Street Station. Ikon is approximately 20 minutes walk from New Street or a short taxi journey.

By Bike

Ikon is easily accessible for cyclists by road or the local canal network. There is a bicycle rack near Ikon. Bikes can be hired in Brindleyplace, including one of only four Brompton bike hire docks within the city centre.

Find out more about cycling in the West Midlands and other bike hire locations on the Transport for West Midlands website.

Plot your journey on Cycle Streets.

By Car

We encourage visitors to use public transport wherever possible. If driving by car, Birmingham operates a Clean Air Zone.

Birmingham is accessible by the M5, M6, M40 and M42 motorways. Drivers should follow signs to Birmingham City Centre and then look for the brown tourist signs to the International Convention Centre, Utilita Arena, Canals and Brindleyplace. The postcode for Ikon Gallery is B1 2HS.

The nearest car park is Q-Park Brindleyplace on Brunswick Street. For a 10% discount pre-book and quote IKON at q-park.co.uk, Q-Park have also kindly agreed to make a 10% donation to Ikon for each booking made. You can also charge electric vehicles in the Q-Park car park. what3words location. 

Orange and blue badge holders may park on double yellow lines on Oozells Street in accordance with badge guidelines. what3words location.

Deliveries & Collections
Small parcels can be delivered to Ikon’s Reception desk. For larger deliveries or collections, Ikon’s loading bay is located within the barrier-controlled Brindleyplace service yard, off Broad Street. Please note a partial one-way system is in operation on Broad Street which can be entered via Gas Street and exited via Berkely Street. what3words location.


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1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace
Birmingham, B1 2HS

GALLERY: +44 (0)121 248 0708
SHOP: +44 (0)121 248 0711

Ikon is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and Birmingham City Council.

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