Things to do
There’s no shortage of sights and attractions in the UK’s second largest city and, for residents, there’s always plenty to do. Over 50 different festivals are hosted here annually, with gigs and concerts taking place regularly throughout every season. Birmingham is without a doubt one of the best places to live for music fans – after all, this is the home of Led Zeppelin. For shopping, there’s the famous Bull Ring shopping centre and commercial area, which has held markets since the Middle Ages. Today it features one of Europe’s top shopping malls which is known for its award-winning department stores such as Selfridges.
Other things that you won’t want to miss include the illustrious Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, walks along Gas Street Basin, Cadbury World, the National Sealife Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and the Black Country Living Museum in nearby Dudley. Of course, the city’s nightlife is also something worth highlighting. With such a young population, clubs and bars are in abundance, with late-night venues across the city, all the way from the canal side and the Chinese Quarter to the Gay Village.
When it comes to culinary attractions, Birmingham has it all. The city is a proud member part of the Délice Network (a global network of cities noted for their food), has five Michelin starred restaurants, and the area is celebrated for its ‘Balti Triangle’ – which attracts over 20,000 visitors a week. You will never run out of interesting eateries to try as the wonderful melting pot of cultures has created a gastronomical playground for foodies who like to explore cuisine from around the world.
So, if you’re looking for exciting city life and beautiful, affordable new build homes, Birmingham is a destination worth exploring.