Things to do

When you visit Birmingham, you will surely want to get the full benefit of your adventure, therefore you should check local attractions and try local products. Regarding food, the city is renowned for being busy and full of diversity, so you’ll find a vast array of restaurants, breweries, pubs and night clubs. The eating venues range from posh three Michelin starred restaurants to the Balti houses on Birmingham’s famous curry mile. There is an endless variety of options. The hectic nigh life can be properly experienced in some of the packed night clubs; you will find many especially on Broad Street and in Brindleyplace, as well as in the Irish Quarter.

In terms of entertainment, the rich array of events and festivals guarantee you will find one that’s worth a trip to Birmingham. The city hosts the second largest St Patrick’s day parade, next to the one in Dublin. The very popular Birmingham International Carnival is only held in odd number years hand has Caribbean themes. If you are a jazz enthusiast, you will surely be delighted by the International Jazz Festival, whilst if you want to enjoy a good laugh, the Birmingham Comedy Festival gathers some of the most talented stand-up comedians in the UK. Also, the Birmingham Heritage Festival takes place in August, if you fancy a Mardi Gras type of street celebration. If it’s a solemn display you are looking for, you can watch the military show called the Birmingham Tattoo, which has a very long tradition.

And if you’re looking to simply enlarge your culture, there are a number of museums and special venues you can visit, for instance the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. There are many historically significant edifices which will capture your imagination. To wind down, you can benefit from the open air in one of Birmingham’s large and relaxing parks. Whatever you choose to do, you will find plenty choices in this busy multicultural city.