Birmingham is the largest and most populous British city outside London and has a number of attractions on offer, attracting visitors for its world class galleries, museums , culture, food and drink scene and sport.
For Birmingham tourist information, please visit http://visitbirmingham.com/.
The Birmingham Visitor Centre (Tourist Information Centre in Birmingham) is situated on Chamberlain Square in Birmingham and is open:
Birmingham Back to Backs - Carefully restored, atmospheric 19th-century courtyard of working people's houses which offers an atmospheric glimpse into the lives of the ordinary people who helped make Birmingham an extraordinary city. 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. Moving from the 1840s through to the 1970s, discover the lives of some of the former residents who crammed into these small houses to live and work. With fires alight in the grates, and sounds and smells from the past, experience an evocative and intimate insight into life at the Back to Backs.
Art and Sculpture - Symphony Hall - Widely considered one of the finest Concert Halls in the world, Symphony Hall sits in the bustling heart of Birmingham City centre and as well as being home to the CBSO also hosts the best in jazz, world music, folk, rock, pop and stand-up comedy. The Hall also plays an important role in the life of the region and is regularly used for community events, graduation ceremonies and conferences.
Library of Birmingham - The Library of Birmingham is one of the cities major cultural destinations. The Library of Birmingham provides a showcase for the city's internationally important collections of archives, photography and rare books. Facilities include a state-of-the-art gallery space opening up public access to the collections.
Food and drink - Michelin starred restaurants, stylish eateries, world cuisine, street dining, the world famous Balti Triangle, farmers' markets, sweet delights, locally sourced produce – Birmingham has it all so lick your lips and get stuck in! A vibrant mix of bars and pubs, from pre-clubbing hot spots to student nights and cocktail chic, Birmingham and the region has got it all. The Mailbox is a hub of sparkling, buzzing nightlife. Chill with music great food and drinks at Aluna, Gas Street Social or Pennyblacks. Or head to Malmaison, nicknamed 'The Champagne Bar of Birmingham' for a great glass of fizz.
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