Located in the West Midlands, Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK. It has grown from a market town in medieval times to become a major international commercial centre and is the centre for many events and conferences. It has six universities, its own symphony orchestra and Royal Ballet, a repertory theatre and fine arts institute. It is the fourth most visited city in the UK.
Birmingham has so much to offer visitors that you will need to prioritise your visit according to your interests. There are so many heritage attractions, museums and galleries, historic streets and iconic buildings that an open topped bus tour is recommended. The city has many open spaces where you can relax in pleasant parks and gardens.
Just a mile from the city centre is Birmingham Botanical Gardens with exotic plants from around the world. Visit Cadbury's World to discover how this famous confectionary is produced. Travel back in time to the National Trust back-to-back houses in Inge Street. The cottages, decorated in Victorian style offer unique accommodation. The Thinktank science museum offers a range of interactive activities for children and adults alike. Whether your visit is short or long, Birmingham can fill your every waking minute with a diverse choice of activities.
As you'd expect in such a large city, there is an abundance of accommodation. The choice ranges from luxury hotels to rooms in pubs; from serviced apartments to room only hostels; from cheap motels to bed and breakfasts. Whatever your budget, you'll find a place to suit your requirements. When it comes to eating, there is an even greater choice. You'll find restaurants serving national dishes from the four quarters of the world. From Michelin Star restaurants to the cheap and cheerful pizzeria or curry houses and fast foods, there are restaurants, bistros, pubs and cafes providing for every taste and pocket. Birmingham nightlife is a lively affair, and once again the choice caters for diverse tastes. There are of course numerous bars and pubs, as well as discos and nightclubs. There are plenty of opportunities for enjoying live music with concert halls and arenas. Theatres host many touring productions and there are also three comedy clubs. Birmingham is truly a paradise for shoppers. With several shopping centres, streets filled with independent retailers, a jewellery quarter and markets, you are certainly spoilt for choice.
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