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Birmingham is the second largest city in England and its history extends back to the sixth century.  Birmingham currently houses one million population.

Birmingham is a nice place for visitors .1000’s of visitors come to Birmingham in a year. Visitors can enjoy evenings out, lively nightlife, breathtaking history and cultural entertainment.

If you talk about shopping, Birmingham is called 'the shopping capital' of the country, there are over 1000 retailers in the city centre alone, this title is certainly deserved. There are more than a dozen shopping centres in the city, demonstrating the city's continued growth and power to attract visitors.



Art Galleries


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 city centre.

The Ikon Gallery is a unique collection of multimedia art works, comprising sound, film, photography and art installations.


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 downstairs.


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.

Golf courses

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 for 50.

Boldmere Golf Course comprises 18 holes, but makes for a much more relaxing game.

Local Bargains

If you prefer to shop online you can find some great local bargains using classified ads Birmingham at Gumtree.


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