Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is home to the
largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite works in the world,
as well as fine and applied artworks by the Old Masters
and Impressionists. A free bus links the gallery to the
The Ikon Gallery is a unique collection of multimedia
art works, comprising sound, film, photography and art
Of Birmingham's twelve theatres, Birmingham
Hippodrome is the largest and the theatre with the
greatest regular attendance of any theatre outside of
London. Large-scale productions, including drama, comedy
and dance, are regularly staged here.
Birmingham CAMRA recommends 16 pubs in the city, and
voted The Wellington 'Pub of the Year' in 2005 and 2006
for its selection of 2500 different ales.
The Old Inn is a fourteenth century, Grade II listed
pub, located in the city centre and reputed to have once
been owned by King Henry VIII.
Popular cocktail bars include The Living Room, with a
relaxed and yet prestigious ambience and live music, and
Zinc Bar, with waitress service and a DJ area
Subway City comprises 7 rooms, 5 bars, 3 dance floors
and a snack bar, and presents the best in underground
dance music. The club is open seven days a week, and
licensed until 8am on Saturdays.
Of the city's forty leisure centres, Wyndley Leisure
Centre is the largest. The centre comprises a
33-metre pool, a teaching pool and a range of diving
boards, as well as a 400-metre athletics track, squash
and badminton courts, and more.
Birmingham is home to half a dozen golf courses,
managed by Birmingham Golf Link Circuit.
Harborne Church Farm is the largest; a notoriously
difficult 9-hole course, with a shop, cafe and parking
Boldmere Golf Course comprises 18 holes, but
makes for a much more relaxing game.
If you prefer to shop online you can find
some great local bargains using
classified ads Birmingham at Gumtree.