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Carrs Lane
Birmingham
B4 7SX
Telephone: (0121) 643 6151
Fax: (0121) 631 2118
Email:booking@carrslane.co.uk

Office Hours

Monday – 9am – 5pm
Tuesday- 9am – 5pm
Wednesday- 9am – 5pm
Thursday- 9am – 5pm
Friday- 9am – 5pm

Travel

By Bus & Coach

Most Birmingham buses are operated by National Express West Midlands, and stops are located throughout the city centre. Check your route to find out the closest stop. Directions from various locations follow; but if unsure of the way when you arrive, ask for directions to Marks & Spencer, which runs the length of Carrs Lane.

From Birmingham Coach Station (or the Markets)
From the coach station cross Digbeth dual carriageway, and turn left. From there or from the markets, head towards the silver Selfridges building, and follow the main road round to its right, and up the hill to Moor Street Station. The Church Centre is opposite the station, to the right of Marks & Spencer’s white stone building.
From Moor Street Queensway
The Church Centre is across Queensway from Moor Street Station, and opposite Marks & Spencer on Carrs Lane.
From Bull Street
Walk towards (subway towards) McDonalds (slightly down the hill), and follow the road around to the right. Take the first turning on the left, opposite Boots, into Carrs Lane. The Church Centre is at the far end on the left.
From Corporation Street
Head down towards High Street. At High Street, turn left and go past Marks & Spencer; immediately after that turn right into Carrs Lane. The Church Centre is at the far end on the left. (See also From Bull Street above.)
From Priory Queensway
Head through the shopping centre. Turn left at Bull Street, and follow the directions From Bull Street above.
From Colmore Row
Cross the road towards Great Western Arcade and turn left. Turn right which takes you under a building (onto Bull Street). Keep walking, crossing straight ahead at the junction. Follow the road round to the right, and opposite Boots turn left into Carrs Lane, with Marks & Spencer on the far side. The Church Centre is at the far end of Carrs Lane, on the left.

By Train

From New Street Station
There are several possible walking routes from the half-finished New Street Station to Carrs Lane. We suggest:

Exit the Station and Turn Right onto Stephenson Street;
Turn Left onto Stephenson Place, slightly uphill;
At next corner, turn Right onto New Street (pedestrianised);
After passing Odeon Cinema on right, at next corner Turn Left onto High Street (pedestrianised);
After passing Marks & Spencer on you right, Turn Right into Carrs Lane;
Continue past the Church Centre at the end of Carrs Lane, and turn left to reach the main entrance.
BUT for disabled access to Level 1 (lower ground floor), or ALL access to the Counselling Centre, turn left onto the car park immediately before the Church Centre, and go past the first entrance to the door signed Counselling Centre.

From Moor Street Station
The Church Centre is almost directly across Moor Street Queensway from Moor Street Station, and opposite Marks & Spencer on Carrs Lane.
From Snow Hill Station (for Train and Metro Tram)
Cross the road towards Great Western Arcade and turn left. Turn right which takes you under a building (onto Bull Street). Keep walking, crossing straight ahead at the junction. Follow the road round to the right, and opposite Boots turn left into Carrs Lane, with Marks & Spencer on the far side. The Church Centre is at the far end of Carrs Lane, on the left.

By Car

How to get to public car parks near Carrs Lane

Wait! Have you thought of parking at a suburban railway station? Moor Street Station is across the road from the Church Centre, and New Street or Snow Hill Stations are an easy walk. Some stations on the lines into Birmingham have free parking – you may be able to find out which by searching for ‘Birmingham station parking’ on the internet.

Note: The small car park at the Church Centre is restricted to use, by prior arrangement, by those with limited mobility, and by others for unloading only.

Bus Lane: There is one on Moor Street Ringway right in front of the Church Centre. Cameras are in operation and drivers can be fined £60 for using bus lanes.

There are three public car parks close by – they are shown by [P] on our location map:

Albert Street surface level public car park is just the other side of Moor Street.
Vehicle access is from Park Street (one way south-bound), turning right into Freeman Street.
Or the far entrance can be reached by turning right opposite Fazeley Street, or by approaching up Fazeley Street and carefully crossing over Park Street. (This is also the only vehicle exit.)
Pedestrian access is to Moor Street opposite the Church Centre.
It always fills up quickly in the Christmas shopping period!

Run by Excel Parking Services Limited, ‘Pay and Display’ charges are (as at March 2012):

Monday – Saturday (including bank holidays):
From before 9.30am: 1 hour £1.20, 2 hours £2.50, 5 hours £4.00, 6 hours £6.00, 24 hours £12.50.
After 9.30am: Up to 5 hours £4.00
Sunday: All day £3.00

No change given. Be careful to keep to times and rules – penalty charge £60, if paid within 14 days!

Two multi-storey car parks are approached via Dale End (the much larger one just after turning into Albert Street). They are more expensive (see the Parkopedia website for details).
Here are instructions for reaching them (local roads as at April 2004):
Approach from North, East or South East via M6 & A38M (Aston Expressway)

Leaving the M6, stay in the centre lane of A38M (Aston Expressway).

At ‘End of Motorway’ sign gantry – exit left, signed to Aston University and Shoppers Car Park.

This brings you to Lancaster Circus, a large roundabout with a flyover running above.

Take the first exit, which is at about 11 o’clock.

* You need to be in the right-hand lane, signed to Children’s Hospital and Londonderry House.

Keep in the right-hand lane, and turn right at the first traffic lights.

** After 50 yards – turn left and then continue in that direction along Dale End, under a low bridge, for Albert Street and Dale End multi-story car parks, which are then on the left and right respectively.

After parking, walk in the same direction from Dale End along High Street and turn left down Carrs Lane (beside Marks & Spencer) – the Church Centre is on the left. If you get lost, just ask for Marks & Spencer!
Approach from South, South West or West via the M5 and A38 (Bristol Rd)

Leave M5 at Junction 4 – A38 – signed to Birmingham.

Follow the A38 towards Birmingham for approximately 10 miles
– ignore any turnings signed City Centre, but follow signs for M6.

Near the city centre after the circular St. Catherine’s RC church on your left, keep to the right to go through an underpass and two tunnels, the second of which is short with tight bends.

Immediately after the second tunnel, exit left to Lancaster Circus.

Exit the roundabout at 3 o’clock and follow the first route at * above.
Approach from South or SE via M40, M42 & A45, A41, or A34, along B4100 High Street Deritend into Park Street

You will approach the city centre via a gyratory system, which will bring you alongside the Selfridges store (covered in hundreds of silver disks).
Follow the left hand bend around Selfridges, avoiding the bus lanes on your left, and travel in right hand lane up the hill (with Moor Street Station on your right);
Follow the road round the right hand bend keeping in right hand lane;
Straight on at the traffic lights (past Carrs Lane Church Centre on your left), then at end of bus lane come over to left hand lane to turn left at the next traffic lights into Albert Street;
Continue up Albert Street to traffic lights and turn right into Dale End; the Car Park entrance is then immediately on the right.

On leaving your car park later:

Turn back into Dale End – going back under the low bridge.
At the end, fork right, and follow the direction signs for your destination route.

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