A- Defined by its eddying ring roads and streets edged with red brick houses of the Victorian era, England's second largest city, Birmingham, is also its most happening. A state-of-the-art library, heritage museums, mega arenas, a gleaming shopping centre atop the reinvigorated New St. Station are the most inviting features of the city that leaves a wonderful impression on your mind.
Q- 'BIRMINGHAM', what to expect?
A- In this metropolitan city expect what you can and also be ready for the unexpected. Shop till you drop, eat to your heart's content, for the book lover in you visit Europe's largest library, tour through the picturesque canals with waterside bars and restaurants, experience an on-stage extravaganza or be 'Charlie in the chocolate factory' at Cadbury world. Birmingham is no less than a dream come true destination.
Q- What to do in Birmingham?
A- The options in Birmingham are vast, let us have a look at some that must not be missed:
Visit a state-of-the-art £189 Million Library, the largest in Europe
Located in Birmingham’s Centenary Square, the library has a world-class collection of archives, photography and rare books. The library of Birmingham houses a million printed volumes, the largest collection by any public library in the UK. It also has the largest collections of Shakespeare, Children's books and games and has an outdoor amphitheatre for music, poetry, drama and story- telling.
Discover the Green side of Birmingham
Birmingham enjoys being one of the greenest cities in the UK. It boasts of maintaining it lush green landscapes and is considered one of the first cities in the UK to have developed this array of horticultural spaces. A beautiful spread of flowers and floral arrangements can be seen throughout the city. You must spend a day at the Botanical Garden, which is a haven of historic grounds and not very famous plants.
Take a luxurious romantic break
Indulge, relax and rejuvenate with your partner in this wonderland. You can choose your pick from the abundant options available. To top the list when it comes to a romantic break is Resorts World, which is ideally located and enables guests to enjoy ultra-modern and stylish facilities all in one place. Unwind yourselves in the Asian style spa, then hit to the Sky Bar to enjoy chilled glasses of champagne and relax in its uber comfortable luxurious rooms.
Check out the magical world of JRR Tolkien
Witness the place where the great literary mind spent a great part of his life and the places that inspired a lot of his books. Take a tranquil tour around Sarehole mill which has now been restored to its former glory and is an essential part of the Tolkien trail.
WATCH A FILM IN THE OLDEST WORKING CINEMA IN THE UK, IN STYLE
Enjoy the newest releases or classics with a drink in hand, lounging on a sofa in the luxurious art deco surroundings of the Electric Cinema in Birmingham. Enjoy the vast choices of drinks and gourmet snacks available here. It surely personifies LUXURY in its true sense.
Visit Flatpack: The most eccentric film festival
If you happen to visit Birmingham in the month of March, do not miss the Flatpack Film Festival. It provides an exciting collection of experiential cinematic treats for film lovers and is one of Birmingham’s most exciting and unusual festivals.
Experience an on-stage extravaganza
Enjoy classic performances by the famous Birmingham Royal Ballet, comedy, drama, opera and fun-filled musical.
Be Charlie in the chocolate factory at CADBURY WORLD
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.” said Charles M Schulz of Peanuts fame.
Visit the Cadbury world in Birmingham and make visiting the fictional Charlie’s Chocolate Factory is the real thing. Go on, indulge yourself and your whole family with a chocolate treat.
Art, Architecture and Revolution
Immerse yourself in Birmingham’s history at Soho House, once home to Birmingham’s greatest industrialist and entrepreneur, Matthew Boulton. Among the restored 18th-century chambers is the dining room where Boulton and members of the esteemed Lunar Society met to discuss their world-changing ideas during the greatest technological leap forward since the invention of the wheel.
Discover the city’s striking St Phillip's Cathedral. This small but perfectly formed cathedral was constructed in a neoclassical style between 1709 and 1715. this is a remarkable piece of English baroque architecture in the heart of the city’s cosmopolitan business district.
Step back in time and visit the Birmingham Back to Backs, a beautifully restored 19th-century courtyard. Quirky tours of this cluster of restored back-to-back terraced houses take you through four working-class homes, telling the stories of those who lived here between the 1840s and the 1970s.
Visit Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, home to the world’s largest collection of pre-Raphaelite art.