Top 10 reasons to visit Birmingham, UK.
A lot of people don’t realise that Birmingham is Englands second city. That’s right! Not Manchester or Liverpool – Birmingham! There are so many reasons to visit Birmingham. Whether you are from the UK and looking for a city break or visiting the UK from abroad and wondering where to stop on your road trip. Birmingham is a great place to explore and here are my top 10 reasons why….
Birmingham has become one of the best shopping cities in the UK. The famous bullring shopping centre has a wide range of shops for all budgets. Including four fabulous floors in the renowned Selfridges.
For vintage finds and unique boutiques head to the custard factory in the Digbeth area. If you are lucky there will be a vintage fair or show. Excellent for one-off pieces and rare gems.
For the fashion conscious to the bargain hunter. Birmingham has got something for everyone.
2) Museums and Art galleries.
There are lots of interesting exhibits in and around Birmingham. Perfect for art lovers. The museum and art gallery in Victoria square is home of the Staffordshire hoard. The biggest Anglo-saxon gold and silver metalwork ever found. In addition to this there is a baroque art collection and the history of Birmingham exhibit.
As well as the main museum, there is the Thinktank science museum. This is a great place to take kids for interactive learning and discovery.
A smaller art gallery can be found at Birmingham University. The Barber Institute is home to some spectacular paintings. Famous artists work including Turner, Van Gough, Monet and Renoir.