Birmingham Things to Do

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  • 1. Cadbury World

    Discover the history of chocolate and see it being made. The Cadbury factory at Bournville has a visitor centre that is dedicated to the history of chocolate. Visitors can learn about how cocoa beans...

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  • 2. Bull Ring

    I always go to Birmingham to shop. With four large shopping centres in the city centre, you really are spoilt for choice. Also the main streets in the city centre are full of shops and pubs too. You...

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  • 3. Victoria Square

    Victoria Square, formerly known as Council House Square, is considered Birmingham's central focal point and also this where the city's Town Hall and Council House are situated. The square was renamed...

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  • 4. Canals

    It is claimed that Birmingham has more canals than Venice! Birmingham canal was the first one built by James Brindley and his team between 1768 to 1772. The canal travels through the West Midlands and...

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  • 5. Chamberlain Square

    Chamberlain Square is a public square which goes back to 1886. The square is name after Joseph Chamberlain, a local manufacturer and politician, and a former city major who played a big role in the...

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  • 6. National Exhibition Centre - NEC

    It's the world's biggest dog show which takes place at the National Exhibition Center next to the Birmingham Airport each year in early March. Even if you only have a pet canine you won't want to miss...

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  • 7. Jewellery Quarter

    This attraction can be found within the centre of the Birmingham. Its a small area full of jewellers, where you can find practically any kind of jewellery you could think of. It can (at times) be...

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  • 8. National Sealife Centre

    Overlooking the Birmingham's canal network the National Sea Life Centre takes visitors on an undersea voyage with over 60 displays of freshwater and marine life, creating a wonderland for visitors of...

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  • 9. Museum & Art Gallery

    Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is a large Victorian building that opened in 1885 and has the world's largest Pre-Raphaelite collection along with other paintings, silverware, sculpture,...

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  • 10. Star City

    Star City is a fairly new complex that was only opened in summer 2000. It has a forty-screen VUE Cinema which at the time of being built was the largest cinema in Europe. There is also a bowlong alley...

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  • 11. West Midland Safari Park

    20 miles from Birmingham is the West Midlands Safari Park. The park covers about 200 acres and comprises safari park, zoo and amusement area. The admission price is £7.99 each (whether adults or...

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  • 12. Brindley Place

    The area was heart of Birmingham Industrial past until the 1970s when the its activity went in decline. The area with its building laid derelict for at least a decade until developers expressed an...

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  • 13. Botanical Gardens

    The Birmingham Botanical Gardens has four glasshouses and 15 acres of ornamental gardens and were opened in 1832. They were designed by JC Loudon, a leading garden planner, horticultural journalist...

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  • 14. Centenary Square

    Centenary Square was named in 1989 for the centenary celebrations when Birmingham became city in 1889. Tess Jarray redesigned the square artistically with its paving, railings and lamps. 'The Flame of...

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  • 15. Black Country Living Museum

    It's about life in the early 1900 century You can ride on aTram Car or go down a coal mine or enjoy the fun fair.There is that much to see and do but what I do recmmend is a bag of fish and chips from...

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  • 16. Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

    Built around the preserved workshops and offices of the family-run jewellery firm of Smith and Pepper, the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter offers an insight into Birmingham’s historic jewellery trade....

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  • 17. Sport

    Hall Green dogtrack, racing on Tuesday, Friday and Saturdays. Excellent restaurant (for the money) where they have really good service and a man who comes and takes your bets. The restaurant works out...

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  • 18. St Philip's Cathedral

    Designed in a Baroque style by Thomas Archer, St Philip's Church was consecrated in 1715. It became the cities cathedral in 1905. I didn't have chance to look inside due to a service taking place. I...

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  • 19. Blakesley Hall

    Blakesley Hall is an Elizabethan farmhouse within the city of Birmingham, it is one of the few black and white timber-framed buildings left standing in the city and was built in 1590 for Richard...

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  • 20. Selly Manor

    Two of the oldest houses in Birmingham, Selly Manor and Minworth Greaves were moved from their original locations by George Cadbury in 1907 as a centre piece to Bournville Village. Selly Manor itself...

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  • 21. Cathedrals & Churches

    Birmingham Cathedral is dedicated to St Philip and has been a place of worship since the early 18th Century. Thomas Archer designed the church and became the new parish church in then an affluent part...

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  • 22. Barber Institute of Fine Arts

    The Barber Institute has managed to build up a small but excellent collection of paintings and sculptures. It has specialised in pre-twentieth century works so don't expect anything really modern. I...

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  • 23. Symphony Hall

    It's quite a piece of engineering, Birmingham's Symphony Hall. The can alter the height of the roof to change the acoustics depending on what is being done in there. Furthermore, is is constructed on...

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  • 24. International Convention Centre - ICC

    Many visitors to Birmingham only come because of the ICC - it's hosted NATO, the G8 summit and countless global conventions. It was opened in 1991 and contains 7 halls and Symphony Hall. The main...

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  • 25. Town Hall, Birmingham

    The Town Hall was designed by Joseph Aloyisus Hansom, based on the Roman Temple of Castor and Pollux, and opened in 1834.It originally served as a democratic...

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