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Birmingham
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Birmingham
Birmingham, or "Brum" as it's known in local parlance, is England's second largest city and one of its most interesting and contradictory. The home of HP Sauce and band Black Sabbath, Brum also has a notable industrial past. The Lunar Society, a group of scientists and intellectuals at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution and included Charles Darwin's grandfather, invented the original factory and created gas lighting, among other achievements. Birmingham was heavily bombed in the Second World War, and today has rebuilt with a folk twist. A branch of the Royal Ballet has set up shop, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has a lavish modern concert hall. While not known for its spectacular monuments, this West Midlands city has some high-quality art galleries, like the collection of pre-Raphaelite work at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. Walking along the canals from Brindleyplace to the Mailbox, indulging in great shopping, or checking out the Cadbury chocolate factory, are three more attractions. Brum is alive and well after dark, with some of Britain's best clubbing and lots of live music venues, and wonderful restaurants in the Balti Triangle. The city center has a good selection of reasonably priced hotels and luxury options, as well as friendly hostels.
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Victoria Square
4.6/5
94 Reviews
Square
ClEr-Canada.City of Birmingham. The statue will wear a cotton jacket in winter, and a bikini in summer. Especially the Christmas market during the Christmas season is on this street, super beautiful!
Cadbury World
4.5/5
78 Reviews
E42***30great family day out and it’s fun to learn about the chocolate and taste all the samples along the tour plus u get free chocolate bars
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
4.5/5
60 Reviews
Art Museum
M43***62For a smaller town the Art Museum as great. We really enjoyed our visit and would recommend it if you are traveling to Birmingham. Make sure to call ahead to see if they are open.
The Library of Birmingham
4.6/5
67 Reviews
M43***62Library Of Birmingham is a superb looking modern building that dominates Centenary Square.My twin brother Stephen and I were heading to The Post Office Vaults Pub and passed this extraordinary building, a relatively modern structure set over several floors , I never ventured inside but saw they had a cafe which I would have visited but my tram was about to leave ,I just loved the look of the library building, very photogenic made for some great photographic opportunities, its easy to locate on Centenary Square and hard to miss such is its size.Well worth checking out if you're in the area
Birmingham Chinese Quarter
4.7/5
30 Reviews
蔡芷涵I woke up in the morning and punched all the way in the small garden behind the house. It was very quiet, the air was good, and there was the sound of birdsong. The fight seemed to feel better than at home. The four of us plan to go to the SAINSBURY supermarket first, and then to Chinatown in Birmingham. Since the navigator was not working well, we could not find a supermarket and decided to go directly to Chinatown in Birmingham. The sun is shining, or passing by a large meadow, or passing by a Gothic church, trees and green cages, perhaps due to lack of manpower, so they have not been pruned. Although the trunk is not very thick, but the branches are luxuriant, it looks full of wild interest. People feel relaxed and happy. I also like all kinds of houses, mostly two-story buildings, with different colors and styles. Although Thames Town has learned this exquisiteness, it does not have this natural and atmospheric. I remembered the pair my friend had said, good mountain, good water, so boring, so dirty, so messy, so lively. When will our town and our village be cleaner and return to the old Jiangnan style. I ate rice bowls in Birmingham Chinatown, 5 pounds 5, and a free drink. In the Rishengxing run by Cantonese, we bought Japanese rice, 14 pounds 20 kilograms. In the indoor market, we bought 3 pounds a kilogram. Of chicken wings, 2 pounds of 7 kilograms of Scottish salmon, and 14 pounds of pork ribs. It seems to be cheaper than the domestic one. The tragedy was that we were fined 25 pounds for parking. We parked in the parking lot. It was self-service. We bought the parking ticket first, and then put the small ticket on the front window. We had tickets, but we didn't know to put them in the front window, but brought them with us. On the way back, we finally found a supermarket and basically bought all kinds of daily necessities. Fruits are cheap. You can buy 7 small oranges or a large handful of bananas for 1 pound of 5, which is full of sweetness, and 6 small apples for 1 pound. Potatoes are also very cheap. A bag of small potatoes for 1 pound is very tender and delicious. The expensive ones are leafy greens, only a little over 2 pounds.
St Martin in the Bull Ring
4.5/5
42 Reviews
Church
Teacher James St Martin church is not only beautiful but is a an oasis for where the traders and shoppers alike from the vibrant fresh market can pray and give thanks for the bounty of food that is sold in tbe market.There are cafes where you can get hot traditional English fare.... Scrumptious and filling.

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Cadbury World
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Birmingham Weather

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Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Birmingham
Feb 28, 2021 Birmingham Weather:Clear, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:100%, Sunrise/Sunset:06:59/17:42
Birmingham Driving:Suitable, Running:Suitable, Cycling:Suitable

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