Bustling Birmingham

IMG_4572So you’ve found yourself attending an event in Birmingham? It may be the first time you’ve visited the bustling second city or you could be a self-professed Brummie. Whether you know Birmingham like the back of your hand or haven’t seen what the city has to offer, here are a few things you could get up to if you’ve got a 30 minute lunch break or even a whole day to spare! Click on words in bold to find out more…

The Big Hoot…

Strolling through the city centre, you may notice that Birmingham is now overrun with giant owls! These classy birds are part of the Big Hoot, helping to raise both awareness and funds for Birmingham City Children‘s Hospital. Grab a trail map from their pop up shop in the Great Western Arcade as the owls are soon to be auctioned off!

Leisure time…

Not got long till your next session but still curious what sights the 2nd city has to offer? Well the iconic Floozie in the Jacuzzi (real name The River), is a short walk away and sits proudly in front of our Town Hall. With a flow of 3,000 gallon per minute, it’s not hard to imagine the fountain was once one of the largest in Europe. The Floozie has recently become even more of a spectacle, due to leaking pipes and an extortionate cost to keep the water flowing, The River is now bursting with foliage, and has become, in essence, a giant flowerbed. Now you’ve made it so far, why not take a sneak peek into Birmingham Art Gallery? It’s right around the corner!

A thing of beauty…

Never thought a cityscape could be beautiful? Let Birmingham’s cityscape sway you from the roof top of our newly stylishly designed Library.

Days out…

If chocolate is something you cannot live without, then you‘ll be happy to hear that Birmingham is the home of Cadbury! Take a journey through its chocolate coated history, from the bean to bar, Cadbury’s Chocolaty haven promises a day full of insight and of course delicious chocolate!

Visit a place of inspiration: Sarehole Mill, a fully functional 250 year old water mill that stimulated J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of The Rings or how about St.Martineau gardens/Botanical gardens? Perfect surroundings to help unleash the explorer in you. These locations are well worth the short bus journey out of the city centre.

Places for the palate…

One thing is for sure, thestudio team love all things food! So if you’re in need of some refuelling, Birmingham (being the multicultural hub that it is) has a lot to offer when it comes to cuisine. Food is definitely in abundance in and around the city centre so the question really is what would you like to eat? Bustling China town is perfect for authentic Chinese but if you’d like to get out of the city centre, why not head to Henry Wong’s?

Broad street boasts recently opened American big eat: Rub Smoke House, which could possibly challenge Adam Richman when it comes to portion sizes and Coast to Coast which has a lot of selection on offer. If a romantic meal is what you’re after, grab a bite by the canal side in Brindley Place.

The Bullring is a haven for eateries and shops: Yo Sushi, Pizza Express, Browns, Wagamama to name a few. Click here if you’d like to see them all.

After a nice setting for a tipple? Try out The Botanist or Bacchus Bar… they also do great food and get a whopping great thumbs up from thestudio team.

We’re sure by the end of this list you’ll feel all Birmingham’ed out!

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