Guide to Birmingham
|| From mighty commerce
and impressive industry to world-class venues and award-winning shopping,
Birmingham is rightfully taking its place beside London in the top
five UK tourist destinations and it really is easy to see why.
From the enormous £5m shopping area: The
that’s lined with cosmopolitan café bars, famous theatres,
department stores and Mediterranean squares to one of the most impressive
conference centres in the world – The National Exhibition
– Birmingham has become a centre of huge tourist appeal and
Whether you’re planning a weekend visit or simply passing through,
you can’t help but be impressed by this forward thinking city.
The Jewellery Quarter
offers visitors the chance to learn about a fascinating industry whilst
perusing a selection of exclusive shops selling bespoke gold and silver
items, as well as those essential diamonds.
The secret's not only in the shopping, although venues such as the
exclusive Mailbox [map],
which specialises in designer clothing certainly adds a certain amount
of sparkle to the area, Birmingham’s appeal also lies in its
big cultural influences.
The large Asian influence is evident in everything from the museums
and art galleries to Birmingham
being named “the Balti capital of the UK”.
There’s a great selection of entertainment,
varying from the classical splendour of The Birmingham Royal Ballet
and the world-famous Birmingham Symphony Orchestra [map],
to one of the best live music venues in the UK: The Birmingham
Award-winning museums include the huge Birmingham Museum and Gallery
and Aston Hall [map],
the museum located within the Jewellery Quarter.
Essential sporting venues include the Birmingham
City Football Ground [map]
and Edgbaston Cricket Ground which
is home to the Warwickshire Country Cricket Club.
and restaurants come in all shapes
and sizes from five star luxurious accommodation
to simple and homely places to rest your head.
Wherever you stay in Birmingham and whatever you plan to do you’ll
discover a hidden treasure around every corner of this extremely tourist-friendly
city in the very heart of England.
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