Ever Thought About a Relaxing Weekend Break in Birmingham

By: Karriane Lacinder
Birmingham, which is situated in the West Midlands, is the 2nd largest city in the uk. indeed, the city's vast population is 2nd only to that of london.

Most of Birmingham city centre was destroyed during the 2nd world war, and unsightly replacement buildings were hastily erected. despite this, since the nineties, Birmingham has been undergoingsome radical changes and a number of the post war buildings have been replaced. most of the city centre is pedestrianized now, and the canals have also been cleaned up to make them image prettier.

Birmingham is well-known as a national commercial centre & it has been named as the 3rd best bits location in england to locate a business, & the 21st best in Europe by a 2007 cushman and wakefield report. in addition to this, its also the 4th most visited city by overseas visitors in england.

People who are from Birmingham are often called 'Brummies', because of the city's nickname of Brum. This name comes from the city's dialect name, Brummagem, which is derived from one of the city's earlier names, 'Bromwicham'. there is a distinctive Brummie accent, which is typical of people from this city.

One of the best things about Birmingham has to be its great museums, galleries and attractions which are fun & educational for the whole family. one of the most interestingis Dudley Zoo, which is situated next to dudly castle & has some fantastic animals who live in 40 acres of stunning gardens.

Some of our other favourites include the sarehole mill, bantock house & bantock house.

Birmingham has a bustling city centre that is packed with top high-street stores, so it's a fabulous location for fans of shopping to visit. despite this, serious shoppers might rather visit the city's Bullring mall. in actual fact, the Bullring is huge and boasts 160 shops, which include some fabulous names such as principles, agent provocateur and skechers. its also has a massive Selfridges shop and over 25 restaurants, so you can really spend the complete day there.

If you're lucky enough to spend the night in Birmingham, you should take advantage of the city's fun night life. The city has everything from quaint inns & vip wine bars to enormous clubs, which means that you'll find that there's something for everyone.

Needless to say brum has branches of much major hotel chains such as malmaison & radisson sas. This means that you can unwind after your massive evening out with a fabulous rest.

We hope that you've enjoyed our guide to stuff to do in Birmingham & would appreciate your feedback. If you require any further info on Birmingham, do not hesitate to contact your nearest tourist information office who'll be pleased to help you.
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