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Googling for tips for when you come to Birmingham? You’ve clicked the correct link!

A little something about Birmingham: It is England’s second biggest city, pictured by its swirling roads and streets lined with Victorian redbrick houses. The city is rich with culture as it is surrounded by heritage museums, arenas and modern stores to explore. You’ll definitely get that much awaited culture-fix!

But what can you do in Birmingham exactly? Besides going to concerts and shopping, of course! Here are the top things to do in Birmingham!

People watch at Cannon Hill Park 

The most popular park in the city with 250 acres full of recreational activities!

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Photo by smith_liam via Instagram

Go all Tolkien at Perrott’s Folly

This tower was rumoured to have inspired a young Brummie, J.R.R. Tolkien to create the tower of Minas Tirith in the Lord of the Rings.

Photo by hisgett via Flickr
Photo by hisgett via Flickr

Watch a movie at a Colosseum-esque cinema

They convert this amphitheatre into an outdoor cinema every summer. So if beer and classic movies like Back to the future or Jaws sound like something you’d be into, this cinema is perfect for you!

The Mac photo by Macbirmingham.co.uk
The Mac photo by Macbirmingham.co.uk

Get Artsy Fartsy at Ikon Gallery

You’ll find different forms of media including sound, sculptures, paintings and photography.

Photo by frasermcgee via Instagram
Photo by frasermcgee via Instagram

Book a table for two at..

Carters of Mosley, Purnell’s,  Simpsons in Edgbaston, Adam’s Restaurant, Turners in Harbone for a michellin star experience!

Photo via Birminghammail.co.uk
Photo via Birminghammail.co.uk

Stroll through the canals

Birmingham has more canals than Venice, and the best part is the city is not even sinking.

Photo by thetravelgem via Instagram
Photo by thetravelgem via Instagram

Have a pint at Prince of Wales

It’s one of the best beer gardens in the city and the tiki bar cocktails are as good as the ales.

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Photo by partnersincrimeuk via Instagram

Take a break at the Shakespeare Memorial Room

Originally built to house the Shakespeare memorial library but when they moved the central library, they moved the room piece by piece and is now on top of the Library of Birmingham.

Photo by emmapreece84 via Instagram
Photo by emmapreece84 via Instagram

Get your culture on at the Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet is UK’s leading classical ballet touring company. We recommend to go see triple bills to watch 3 completely different ballets for the price of one.

Photo by kjxhyun via Instagram
Photo by kjxhyun via Instagram

Volunteer to help mill some bread

J.R.R. Tolkien described this 200-year old mill as a lost paradise. They’re always looking for volunteers to help them mill bread.

Photo by rhiannonbrum via Instagram
Photo by rhiannonbrum via Instagram

Get Authentic Balti 

Not a lot of places cook Birmingham-born balti anymore but there are still a handful of them that do and they’re mostly in a triangle along Ladypool road, Stoney lane and Stratford road. Our favourites are Shababs and Al Frash.

Photo by fishingcheflew via Instagram
Photo by fishingcheflew via Instagram

 

Time to channel your brummie-ness in Birmingham! So what are you waiting for?!

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