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City Art Gallery and Museum, City Centre, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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Birmingham - An Insiders Tourist Guide To England's 2nd City  by Sara Ghloto

Featured Birmingham Hotels

Birmingham is the 2nd biggest city in England and it is a really modern place with lively nightlife and some snazzy shopping opportunities. Birmingham is located in the West Midlands county of England and, according to a 2006 estimate; it has a population of 1,006,500.
People that are from Birmingham are often called 'Brummies', because of the city's nickname of Brum. This name comes from the city's dialect name, Brummagem, which is derived from one of the city's earlier names, 'Bromwicham'. There is a distinct Brummie dialect, which is characteristic of people who are from this city.

Something For Everyone
Whether you are visiting Birmingham for a day out or staying in the city for a weekend break or holiday, you will find many of interesting stuff in the city to explore during your visit. Whether you want to stimulate your mind at one of Birmingham’s museums or you are arranging to join in with a cultural or sporting event, the city really has things for everyone to enjoy.

Selfridges Building and Walkway, Bullring, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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If you would like to experience a family friendly day trip in Birmingham that's lively and interesting, take a trip to one of the city's great museums, art galleries or other attractions. One of the best is the Wallsall Leather Museum, which demonstrates the production and tanning of leather. Best of all, there is a great souvenir store too, so you'll be able to buy some top-quality leather products during your visit.
Victoria Square and Council House, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
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Shop 'Til You Drop
Brum has a busy city centre that is packed with top high street stores, so it's an exciting location for shopaholics to visit. However, serious shoppers might rather visit the city's Bullring shopping centre. In actual fact, the Bullring is enormous and boasts 160 stores, including some exciting brands such as Principles, Samsonite and Skechers. It also has a huge Selfridges shop and more than 25 restaurants, which means that you can really spend the complete day there.

Dancing The Night Away
If you're lucky enough to be spending the night in Birmingham, you should make the most of the city's lively nightlife. 

The city has everything from quaint pubs & elite bars to huge nightclubs, so you'll find that there is something for everyone to enjoy.

It goes without saying that Birmingham has branches of some major hotel chains including the Macdonald & Novotel. This means that you can wind down after your big night out with a fabulous sleep.

Thanks for browsing our tourist guide to Birmingham - we hope that you found it useful. If you require more info on hotels in Birmingham or even some advice on things to do in the city, please get in touch with your local tourism info centre.

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About the Author: Sara Ghloto - Sara is a former recruitment consultant having helped place ads for escort vacancies and help source escort jobs in Birmingham and escort jobs in Leeds.


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Britannia Hotel City Centre Birmingham
This property with comfortable accommodation is an ideal place for business or leisure travellers and for those planning for a holiday in Birmingham.  Situated in the heart of Birmingham, the Britannia Hotel is surrounded by major stores, designer shops, jewellery markets as well as shopping centres. The hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the entertainment centres such as Broad Street and Brindley.  Beautifully decorated, the hotel's rooms are comfortable and well-equipped with an array of modern amenities to cater the changing needs of the guests.  The onsite Jennys Restaurant offers traditional style cuisine, to suit all tastes in a relaxed setting.
Hotel Campanile Birmingham
Situated close to the centre of Birmingham, the Campanile Hotel Birmingham is minutes from the Bullring Shopping centre, Selfridges and the world-famous jewellery quarter. Ideally located for shopping trips or enjoying the varied and lively nightlife of Birmingham, the Campanile Hotel is also close to both Aston Villa FC and Birmingham City FC. A short drive away you will find Shakespeare’s Stratford, and Iron Bridge - the birthplace of the industrial revolution, whilst in the city centre there is the Sealife Centre and Cadbury World. he city centre is within walking distance and we are easily accessible from the motorway, M6 junction 6, yet quiet enough for a relaxing weekend.
Paragon Hotel Birmingham
Offering pleasing accommodation and various facilities, the Paragon Hotel Birmingham caters to the needs of both business and leisure travellers.  Ideally located in the centre of Birmingham, the Paragon Hotel is close to the convention centre and provides easy access to major parts of the city.  This hotel offers a choice of 250 spacious guestrooms that are basically decorated and fairly equipped with modern amenities.  The onsite Helena Restaurant offers a wide selection of international delicacies in a graceful atmosphere. The Naylors Bar is a cosy venue and is ideal for a casual meeting or to enjoy a fine sip of cocktail.
Plough and Harrow Hotel Birmingham
Steeped in history, the Plough and Harrow Hotel was built in 1704, and was originally a wayside inn. The hotel is located on the Hagley Road, Edgbaston, close to Birmingham city centre. Within only a short distance of the lively nightlife of Broad Street, the International Convention Centre, National Indoor Arena and the new Bull Ring Shopping Centre the hotel serves as an excellent base in Birmingham.  When wishing to dine the hotel's Tolkien Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, with its relaxed atmosphere and fantastic food, offers a perfect setting in which to unwind or hold an informal business meeting.
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