Birmingham is a city in
the West Midlands of England. It is the most populous British city
outside London with 1,092,330 residents (2013 est.)
People from Birmingham are called 'Brummies', a term derived from the city's nickname of 'Brum'. There is a distinctive Brummie accent and dialect.
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Back to Backs. 55-63 Hurst Street/50-54 Inge Street. Carefully restored, atmospheric 19th-century courtyard of working people's houses.
On a fascinating guided tour, step back in time at Birmingham's last surviving court of back to backs; houses built literally back-to-back around a communal courtyard.
It is essential to pre-book.
Cathedral, Colmore Row.
Situated in the heart of the city and open and staffed every day of the year.The Cathedral Church of Saint Philip is the Church of England cathedral and the seat of the Bishop of Birmingham. Built as a parish church and consecrated in 1715, St Philip's became the cathedral of the newly formed Diocese of Birmingham in 1905.
Bullring The Bull Ring is a major commercial area of
Birmingham. It has been an important feature of Birmingham since the
Middle Ages, when its market was first held. Two shopping centres
have been built in the area; in the 1960s, and then in 2003; the
latter is styled as one word, Bullring.
The current shopping centre was the busiest in the United Kingdom in 2004 with 36.5 million visitors.
Mailbox is an upmarket shopping and office development in
the City Centre of Birmingham. It serves as the base for BBC
Birmingham and houses one of six Harvey Nichols department stores.
Previously the location of a railway goods yard with canal wharves off the Worcester and Birmingham canal leading to Gas Street Basin, the site was the location of the Royal Mail's main sorting office building for Birmingham (hence its current name)
Joint Stock pub and theatre Built in 1862 by Julius Alfred
Chatwin, the establishment was originally designed as a library
before becoming the Birmingham Joint Stock Bank. More than a century
later, and The Old Joint Stock is a stunning pub - making a
wonderful feature of the original fixtures and fittings.
One of the best pubs in Birmingham and beyond, it is the UK's highest seller of London Pride. Upstairs hoses a theatre.