If youíre planning a trip to the UK sometime in the future, donít forget London is not the only city worth visiting. Birmingham, for example, the second most populated city in the UK, is the cultural, social, financial, and commercial centre of the Midlands. It has been playing a major role in the success of the country ever since the Industrial Revolution.
Millions of people now visit to learn more about its history, explore its many parks, museums, and music halls, and to soak up its vibrant culture. If youíre ever in the city of Birmingham, here are a few ideas for something to do.
Birmingham Symphony Hall
One of the UKís finest concert halls is a great place to spend the evening when youíre on your own. Its auditorium is really rather picturesque, but the world-class acoustics are what has made it such a popular venue for all types of artists. While it is best for its orchestral concerts, a wide variety of other music styles are showcased here. If you donít want to experience it on your own,there is always the option of bringing along a companion from Hot Escorts Birmingham.
National Motorcycle Museum
If youíre a fan of anything and everything two-wheeled,enjoy getting up close and personal to some of the motorcycling worlds most iconic machines. Within the museum, there are more than 1000 motorcycles, some of which date back to the late 1800s.
Take a Steam Train to Stratford Upon Avon
The age of steam travel is still going strong in the UK and you can enjoy a ride on one of the countryís most well-known. The Shakespeare Express runs from the heart of Birmingham to Stratford Upon Avon. It provides you with an opportunity to experience the industrial backdrop of Birmingham and then the rolling Warwickshire countryside. Why not enjoy a full English breakfast or a freshly cooked roast dinner with all the trimmings while the world passes by?
This venue is most famous for its pantomimes, however, it is also home to a more varied programme that includes ballet and opera. Plan your arrival for a couple of hours before your show starts and you can dine in the on-siterestaurant.
The Jewellery Quarter
Located in the Hockley area of Birmingham, this part of the city contains the largest concentration of jewellery businesses in the UK. It has become a popular stop on the tourist trail and thousands of visitors are welcomed every year. When youíve had enough of looking for something sparkly in the jewellery shop windows,you can step back in time at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to things to do in Birmingham. Whether youíre staying for just a few days or are happy to spend a couple of weeks in this Midlands city, Birmingham has plenty to keep you entertained. The city is also full of fine-dining restaurants, bustling shopping centres, vibrant bars, art galleries, green parks, and activity centres.
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