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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
68 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.
Brindleyplace  
4.5/5
14 Reviews
Featured Neighbourhood
The ancient canal area has been transformed into an exquisite and nostalgic characteristic block by the artist. You can choose to sit down in the cafe on the canal, eat a light meal with local specialties, or take a walk on the walkway along the river to enjoy the scenery along the way. The famous shopping mall mailbox department store is located near the canal area.
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.
Victoria Square
4.5/5
83 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.

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Birmingham Weather

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Today
17 Feb 2020
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4-8
Tomorrow
18 Feb 2020
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19 Feb 2020
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Partly Cloudy with Showers
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Thursday
20 Feb 2020
7°
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