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About 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.

Popular Attractions in Birmingham

Cadbury World
4.5/5
72 Reviews
Factory Tour
Cadbury World is one of Birmingham's leisure attractions, where you can learn about Cadbury's history, relive Cadbury's classic ads over the past few decades, and even visit the chocolate production line to learn about its production process. In the pavilion, you can also see the art of chocolate, such as high heels, crowns, animal models, etc., very delicate, and some of Charlie's Chocolate Factory feels. Especially suitable for children to play, you can take a very interesting chocolate tunnel tour bus, but also watch 4D movies.
Victoria Square
4.5/5
84 Reviews
Square
Victoria Square is the heart of Birmingham's city centre. The City Hall, City Council, Queen Victoria Statue, Iron Man Sculpture and other buildings surround it around Victoria Square, and the famous Bathing Woman Spa in the center of the square is a prominent landmark here. Chamberlain Square is closely linked to Victoria Square, with a monument to Joseph Chamberlain in the middle. You can take a walk in the square or go to the fountain to experience the typical English landscape.
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
4.5/5
55 Reviews
Art Gallery
Museum
The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is located next to Victoria Square and Chamberlain Square, which houses a wealth of Victorian art and some collections from ancient Greece and Rome. To find out about Birmingham's history, you can find answers here, including how it became an industrial city, the role of World War II, and post-war development.
Thinktank
4.7/5
12 Reviews
Museum
Science & Technology Museum
Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG

Birmingham Tours & Tickets

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Half-Day Iconic Dunedin City Tour
4.9/5
23 Reviews
FromAUD67.89
National Motorcycle Museum Admission
4.3/5
3 Reviews
FromAUD16.64
SEA LIFE Birmingham Admission Ticket
5/5
1 Reviews
FromAUD26.87

Birmingham Weather

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Today
11 Nov 2019
3 °
Partly Cloudy
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Tomorrow
12 Nov 2019
2 °
Cloudy with Showers
2-7
Wednesday
13 Nov 2019
3 °
Cloudy
3-7
Thursday
14 Nov 2019
3 °
Showers
3-6
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