Our Tourist Guide to Birmingham - the Uks Second Largest City

By: Haley Softie
Birmingham, which is situated in the West Midlands, is the second largest city in the uk. indeed, the city's vast population is second only to that of London.

Most of city centre Birmingham was ruined during world war two, and unattractive replacement structures were quickly erected. however, since the 90s, Birmingham has been undergoing many radical changes and a number of the post-war structures have been rebuilt. most of the city centre is pedestrianised now, and the canals have also been tidied up to make them look prettier.

Birmingham is a futuristic, lively & cosmopolitan city. With vibrant night life, great hotels, fabulous shopping opportunities & individual tourist attractions, it's a fabulous location to visit for a short break or holiday.

Birmingham also has some superb architecture to see, including the Bullring shopping centre. The Bullring was constructed at a cost of ?500 million by Benoy & is a beautiful, modern building.

One of the best things about Birmingham has to be its great museums, galleries and attractions which are lively and interesting for the whole family. one of the most interestingis Dudley Zoo, which is in the grounds of dudley castle and has some superb animals who live in over forty acres of pretty gardens.

Some of our other favourite places include the national sea life centre, soho house and soho house.

As you might already know, brum is home to the Bullring shopping mall, which makes it the ideal city for shopping lovers to visit. indeed, the Bullring boasts more than 110,000 square feet of retail space, which boasts some great shops including skechers, agent provocateur, & punky fish.

On the other hand, there's plenty of stores in the centre of the city, too. you will find some top shops located on the high street, as well as a handful of great independent shops in The Custard Factory, which is built on a former custard factory.

If you are staying for a short break or short holiday in brum, you should ensure you taste the city's great nightlife. indeed, the city has rustic pubs, elite wine bars and some exciting clubs, so you will be spoilt for choice.

For fans of alternative or indie music, there are many venues to see live music in the city such as the factory club. as well as this, you will also discover numerous alternative bars and clubs too, so you will have a exciting time.

As it's located in the middle of england, getting to Birmingham is simple. Birmingham new street rail station offers regular rail connections to and from various places throughout britain. as well as this, it is also easily accessed by road.

If you'd like to fly to Birmingham, you may fly into Birmingham International Airport. The airport is just 5.5. m from city centre Birmingham.
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