Visit Theatres and Museums in Englands Second City

by : Karriane Lacinder

Birmingham is the second largest city in the uk & it is a really modern place with lively nightlife and some exciting shops. Birmingham is located in the west midlands &, according to a estimate from 2006, it has a population of 1,006,500.

People who are from Birmingham are often referred to as 'Brummies', due to the city's nickname of Brum. this name originates from the city's dialect name, Brummagem, which is originated from one of the city's earlier names, 'Bromwicham'. there is a distinctive Brummie dialect, which is characteristic of people who are from this city.

Birmingham is renowned as a national commercial centre & its been named as the 3rd best place in the uk to locate a business, & the 21st best in Europe by a 2007 cushman & wakefield report. as well as this, it is also the 4th most visited city by overseas tourists in the uk.

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

If you'd like to enjoy a family-friendly day out in Birmingham that's lively and insightful, take a trip to one of the city's fantastic museums, art galleries or other attractions. one of the best is the Wallsall Leather Museum, which shows the tanning and production of leather. best of all, there is a fantastic souvenir store too, so you'll be able to buy some top-quality leather products during your visit.

If you're a shopping fan, you definitely won't be disappointed by city centre Birmingham. From designer stores to small, independent boutiques, the city really has things for everyone to enjoy.

There are many independent shops in the city's Custard Factory, which was built on the site of the former Bird's custard factory. as well as this, you will find high-street shops in the city's Pallasades mall that is located just above new street railway station. alternatively, you could look up the city's brand-new Bullring mall, which boasts more than 150 different shops for you to look at & enjoy.

With quaint inns, elite cocktail bars & great night clubs, brum has everything you require for a great night out. fans of electro music will be pleased to find plenty of huge electro clubs, while supporters of alternative & indie bands will be pleased to uncover that the city has numerous live music venues which hold regular concerts, as well as night clubs that play the best bits alternative tunes.

If you require somewhere to stay after your night on the town, you will be spoiled for choice in Birmingham. indeed, the city boasts branches of muchmajor hotel chains including crowne plaza & the ibis.

As it is situated in the heart of england, getting to Birmingham is easy. Birmingham new street offers regular rail connections to and from various places throughout britain. in addition to this, it is also easily accessed by road.

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