Birmingham Holidays

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 ... Read more
Darwin's grandfather, invented the first factory and created gas lighting, among other achievements. Birmingham was heavily bombed in the Second World War, and today has rebuilt with a cultural twist. A branch of the Royal Ballet has set up shop, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has a lavish new 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 works 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 great 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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Birmingham reviews

  • 9.8
    Family Travellers
  • 8.5
    History Buffs
  • 8.5
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 7.8
    Foodies
  • 7.0
    Art & Design Lovers

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Nottingham

Birmingham is such a great place to visit lots of shops history it has it all
The new train station is a excellent place to go and shop it has a light open feel with upper floors I love going there
The German Christmas markets was just there and was amazing

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Klang

Birmingham is very famous and always crowded and popular. Every people like to see the Queen's Palace and watch the changing guard. Sometimes when it is raining, then they will cancelled the events and everyone so disappointed.

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Telford

Birmingham is slowly turning around and is now a great place for a days shopping or nights drinking. There are also a some great restaurants. Be sure to check out the scene around the canal at the mail box.

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Puerto Vallarta

Most people who visit England or the UK for that matter never leave London. By comparison Birmingham is tiny but sweet. It's nice to see a bit of what is going on in the rest of the country.

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Abergavenny

The Bullring and some of the attractions are great, but the city everywhere else is pretty boring and drab, which is a real shame considering the sheer size of the city.

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Hong Kong

hi miss Amy APA kbr ...kbr baik sayang I hope ur happy in Hong Kong take care my dear

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Manchester

Awful city, just awful. It's dull, grey, drab and boring. The NEC, so long touted as it's crown jewel, is really miserable too. I suppose it doesn't help that I was there for work, but even in the evening I found nothing to warrant a return. Yuck.

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Edinburgh

Birmingham is great for shopping and great for jewelery, haven't had to use any local hotels or accomodation, as was commuting from Lichfield, it's a bit too busy for me and a bit grubby too.

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London

This city has changed hugely in the last 10 years, it used to feel a little run down, but now there's lots to see and do, plenty of places to eat and some great nightlife. Be aware that Broad Street at night is full of student bars, so it's not the place for a quiet drink, try the many other areas of the city for that.

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

city centre is great!!! The Boots showroom there is huge as is Marks and spencer. A visit to the chocolate factory is a must!!!!

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