It's my fifth visit to UK and third visit to Birmingham to see our daughter. Beautiful malls, train station, the shopping centres, art gallery, museum, Odeon cineplex, endless restaurants offering tantalizing food, and lots of places of tourist interest were within walking distance for us since our daughter lives in the city centre. There is so much to see and do in and around the vibrant city centre of Birmingham. One could spend hours on end outdoors.
Other attractions are the beautiful parks, zoos, botanical gardens, museums, mansions, art galleries, animal farms, Jewellery Quarter, Brindley Place, Victoria Square, New Street, National Sea life Centre, Cadbury World, Think tank Planetarium, Falconry centre, Ruskin Glass centre, Winterbourne House and Garden. The Sandwell Valley Country Park and Farm grows fruits, vegetables and has rare breed of farm animals. It's nice to walk by the beautiful, canals in Birmingham. The Hippodrome holds dance, ballet, opera, comedy shows, musicals, family entertainment and pantomime on a regular basis. The Symphony Hall with it's world class acoustics and stunning auditorium hosts beautiful concerts and shows all year round. There are many theatres in Birmingham that frequently stage beautiful plays. Everyday after breakfast, we would be out visiting and exploring new places. We'd get back to the apartment late afternoon and spend our evenings with our daughter as she would return from work by then.
If you enjoying shopping, the Bull Ring Mall, Mail Box, Selfridges, Pallasades, Victoria Centre, Pavillions, Great Western Arcade, Burlington Arcade, House or Frazer offer great shopping experience.
Other places you could visit near Birmingham is the West Midlands Safari Park, its amazing. Startford-Upon-Avon, the birth place of Shakespeare is a beautiful must place. You could visit Leamington spa, Warwick castle and the award winning spectacular Trentham Gardens.
Here are links to a list of places of interest in, around and near Birmingham
Now for some photos I took in Birmingham during my visit in April/May. There is another post coming up on restaurants we visited in Birmingham.