Birmingham is the most populous British City outside of London. With the famous Bull Ring shopping center mascot a must see attraction for any bovine loving furs, and lots more on offer, the city is a buzz with night life and things to see.
Housing over 200 restaurants, spanning cuisines from 25 different cultures from around the world, the food offering is plentiful. If out on a day visit, there are numerous sites and attractions to see, including the Sea Life center. With more canals in Birmingham than Venice, it boasts the largest waterway navigation system in the world. Perhaps one night you want to take in a show away from the convention? You will not be disappointed with the Hippodrome, the UK’s busiest theatre outside of London’s West End, welcoming audiences averaging almost 500,000 per year. The city is a quick 10 minute journey on a London Midlands train from Birmingham International station towards Birmingham New Street, costing upwards of £3 for a return.
If you would like to explore a few other nearby eateries, you can take a quick trip over to the National Exhibition Centre. There you’ll find shops, fast food outlets, and a pub, offering a host of quick grab snacks and meals.
With so much to see and do, we could go on and on as to listing all the sites and thrills to be had in and around the city. However, for your complete guide we can do no better than to refer you to the official tourist website ‘Visit Birmingham’ – it is a wealth of information detailing everything you need to know about making the most of your time.