Questo è un parco ideale per l'intera famiglia, con molte attività a disposizione, tra cui un laghetto con le barche, parchi giochi, campi da tennis, serre tropicali e aree protette. Inoltre ospita anche il Midland Arts Centre. C'è una pista ciclabile che attraversa il parco ed è stata recentemente allungata. Il parco ospita anche concerti, eventi e lo spettacolo annuale Fireworks Fantasia. L'ingresso al parco è gratuito.
Il Rep è uno dei teatri più prestigiosi e di successo dell'Regno Unito, con una reputazione internazionale per la sua qualità ed innovazione. Il teatro sotto la direzione del nuovo direttore artistico Jonathan Church, offre un eclettico mix di produzioni teatrali. Spettacoli passati hanno incluso Private Lives di Noel Coward, il premiato Closer di Patrick Marber e un adattamento di Of Mice And Men di Steinbeck. Il teatro ha inoltre un caffè-bar che è molto popolare la sera e nei fine settimana, con spesso concerti jazz.
Situated across Church Hill Road, the St Alphege Parish Church is a historic church that dates back to the 12th Century. Over a period of time, it was refurbished several times; the bells and the church's shire were renovated too. It is a beautifully restored religious space and its ancient organ pipe organ, stained glass windows that belong to different time periods and the overall architecture is worth exploring. Apart from that, this church is home to community functions, choir concerts, youth groups, sermons, lectures and similar events.
Questo museo galleria, situato in uno spettacolare edificio vittoriano, è uno dei principali di Birmingham, e ospita una delle migliori collezioni di arte pre-Raffaellita del mondo, con opere di Rossetti, Ford Maddox Brown e Holamn Hunt. Il museo espone opere di artisti europei e inglesi, oltre a collezioni di porcellane, sculture, argenti e vetri artistici. Inoltre reperti archeologici, etnografici e storici, tra cui mummie egizie. L'ingresso è gratuito ma sono ben accette le donazioni.
The Black Country is a large industrial area to the north-west of Birmingham and this museum is a reminder of how things used to be here 100 years ago. It comprises many historic buildings, taken down from elsewhere and re-erected to make an authentic town of a century ago. Highlights include an old-fashioned funfair, a narrowboat ride and a trip down a coal mine, light is deliberately kept to the levels that would have been experienced by the miners. All children and adults can take a lesson in an 1840s school and tour round a Victorian sweetshop, chemist's, nail-making shop and stables, among many other exhibits.
Questo safari park di 80 ettari, si trova ad un ora di macchina da Birmingham. Ci vuole circa un ora per guidare attraverso la riserva di animali, e si possono vedere elefanti, rinoceronti, giraffe, leoni, scimmie, canguri e tigri. Il parco divertimenti ha diverse giostre, e il biglietto a forma di braccialetto permette di accedere a tutte. Altre attrazioni includono un acquario di foche, un rettilario e uno spettacolo di leoni marini. Ci sono anche molti luoghi a tema per mangiare e comprare souvenir.
Birmingham City Center, like mentioned in the short description is certainly a business paradise for all. Having said that, this center is divided into seven areas, City Center Core being the main one and hence the name. The rest being Greater Convention Center Quarter, Digbeth Millennium Quarter, Bull Ring Markets Quarter, Jewelery Quarter, Gun Quarter and Aston Triangle. So, from production of jewelery and firearms to your daily shopping, it all happens here. A must drop by especially if your in this metropolitan city of Birmingham.
The epicenter of the Industrial Revolution, Birmingham was once known as the 'city of 1001 trades'. A master of reinvention, the city has shed its once gritty, industrial vibe towards a more contemporary, cultural outlook with institutions like the City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, International Convention Center, and Coffin Works paving the way for cultural exploration. Georgian-era landmarks like St. Paul’s Church, Victorian-era Law Courts and the Neo-Gothic St. Martin’s Church offer a glimpse of a bygone era while the Selfridges Building and Library of Birmingham serve as a modern symbol of the city's evolution. With a vibrant dining, theater and nightlife scene, the city offers much along its canal-lined streets and is a powerhouse of modern British life.
Birmingham has a long tradition of non-conformist religion, and this fine building stands as a monument to that tradition. It beautifully complements the Victoria Law Courts (almost opposite), as it too is in terracotta; its tall spire is a major landmark. Friezes in the doorway depict scenes of preaching and of firefighting. There are regular Sunday services and the Chinese Christian Church also holds its services here.
Perhaps more closely resembling a totem pole, this enjoyable and unmistakable modern sculpture stands as a memorial to Birmingham industrialist James Watt. The obelisk features a large block of stone, on top of which is another with the crude beginnings of a carved human head. On top of that is a third block, with more recognizable features, then another, which is still more sophisticated. The final head, at the top of the pile, is the smallest and is recognizably that of James Watt. The Wattelisk is located in front of the new Queen Elizabeth Law Courts, just off Corporation Street. Open everyday.
A real architectural gem, the foundation stone to this beautiful terracotta building was laid by Queen Victoria herself in 1887. It's not to be confused with the modern Queen Elizabeth Courts in nearby Dalton Street: not that you could confuse the two. This monumental edifice is lavishly decorated with fine sculptures and prompted a rash of terracotta buildings elsewhere in the city. The russet architectural marvel is as inviting as it is exotic. It is now home to the city's Magistrate Court
Placed in Old Square in the city center, this statue honors comedian Tony Hancock who was born in Hall Green, Birmingham in 1924 and tragically committed suicide in 1968. Hancock was the archetypal "man in the street" and his radio and television programs, Hancock's Half Hour, are seen as classics of British comedy. The monument itself is of a modern style; a huge flat image showing Hancock's face with some quotations around the statue base. It was unveiled in 1996 by Sir Harry Secombe.