The second most populous UK city after London is Birmingham, located in the west midlands, Birmingham is easily accessible by car, bus, rail, or aeroplane. Birmingham is an industrial city full of style, culture and charm. The city is home to three universities and 450 schools. Birmingham boasts the ownership of 6 million trees, and more parks than any other European city. Bet you didn’t know that.
There are lots of things to see and do across Birmingham, so much so I could only fit in a few things. Here’s a broad range of fun things to do and see in Birmingham for the weekend. If your passionate about music, The Symphony Hall, home to Birmingham’s Symphony Orchestra is one not to be missed. It has become known as the “finest concert hall in Europe” due to its perfect acoustics.
The award-winning science museum, The think-tank Planetarium, is a digital museum with over 200 science and technology hands on exhibitions from the past, present and future bursting from its four floors. You’re sure to be amazed with everything this museum has to offer and it will certainly provide you with a great day out for all the family.
The Electric cinema, is the oldest working cinema in the UK. Opened in 1909 this cinema and sound recording facility showed viewers its first silent film in December of that year. This cinema is a fun and an exciting place to sit back, relax and watch the latest films. It’s not just your ordinary theatre.
The Gas street basin, is where several canals meet and offers colourful canal boats, bars, café’s and restaurants. A beautiful way to spend your evening soaking up the atmosphere Birmingham has to offer.
If the weather is in your favour why not visit Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses, which consists of 6 main gardens. The gardens will provide guests with stunning views and exciting demonstrations and events which take place right throughout the year.
The 4-star Spires Serviced Suites is located right in the heart of the city, just a short stroll to the prestigious Mailbox, bursting with designer stores, restaurants and café. Birmingham has a fantastic shopping culture, once a market town, it is full of the top high street brand names in the famous Bullring Shopping centre.
So what are you waiting for, get yourself to Birmingham and explore all that it has to offer you.