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About Birmingham

Birmingham, or "Brum" as it's known in local parlance, is England's second largest city and one of its most interesting and contradictory. The home of HP Sauce and band Black Sabbath, Brum also has a notable industrial past. The Lunar Society, a group of scientists and intellectuals at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution and included Charles Darwin's grandfather, invented the original factory and created gas lighting, among other achievements. Birmingham was heavily bombed in the Second World War, and today has rebuilt with a folk twist. A branch of the Royal Ballet has set up shop, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has a lavish modern concert hall. While not known for its spectacular monuments, this West Midlands city has some high-quality art galleries, like the collection of pre-Raphaelite work at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. Walking along the canals from Brindleyplace to the Mailbox, indulging in great shopping, or checking out the Cadbury chocolate factory, are three more attractions. Brum is alive and well after dark, with some of Britain's best clubbing and lots of live music venues, and wonderful restaurants in the Balti Triangle. The city center has a good selection of reasonably priced hotels and luxury options, as well as friendly hostels.

Popular Attractions in Birmingham

Cadbury World
68 Reviews
Factory Tour
Cadbury World is one of Birmingham's leisure attractions, where you can learn about Cadbury's history, relive Cadbury's classic ads over the past few decades, and even visit the chocolate production line to learn about its production process. In the pavilion, you can also see the art of chocolate, such as high heels, crowns, animal models, etc., very delicate, and some of Charlie's Chocolate Factory feels. Especially suitable for children to play, you can take a very interesting chocolate tunnel tour bus, but also watch 4D movies.
St Martin in the Bull Ring
35 Reviews
Located in the bustling city centre, St. Martin's Church in Birmingham is a typical example of Gothic Victorian architecture. From the outside it looks like St. Martin's church is a dark brownish red with dark black spires and dim light from the large glass windows. The ancient spires of the church are in stark contrast to the modern landmark Bullring Shopping Centre. The nearby business district is very lively.
The Library of Birmingham
62 Reviews
The Birmingham Central Library is situated in downtown Birmingham, near the Centennial Square. It officially opened to the public in September 2013 and is one of the larger public libraries in the UK and Europe. Its architectural design is modern and is a new landmark in Birmingham. It received all the collections of the original Birmingham Central Library and has a large collection of Shakespeare's books.
Winterbourne House & Garden
14 Reviews
Historical Architecture
University of Birmingham,58 Edgbaston Park Road,Edgbaston,Birmingham B15 2RT

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