Travel overview of Birmingham, United Kingdom
The Second World War has changed the landscape of the city of Birmingham, making it a relatively new city although it is actually an old one. The war had destroyed a great many structures so that the city had to be rebuilt almost from the ground up. Still, this had many positive effects to the city, giving it a new, cosmopolitan character as well as allowing radical changes to be effected, including making it more pedestrianized and attractive. Because the city center of Birmingham is mostly pedestrianized, it is easy to explore it on foot. As a planned area, many of the attractions are easily accessible from each other. The canal network has given tourists a place to enjoy a quiet stroll away from cars and other motorized vehicles. This makes the area a good option for relaxation and recreation. There are also many shops and restaurants in this canal route. Plenty of interesting landmarks can be found in the city, including the Selfridges Building set in the Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses, National Sea Life Centre, the Birmingham Cathedral, and Aston Hall. The city also has a lively club scene, with many popular clubs being visited by students and professionals alike.
What did travelers think of the city of Birmingham?
Below are reviews of the city of Birmingham, United Kingdom from an actual visitor's perspective.
"In the Heart of England"
Score 4.0 / 5
Great nightlife and shopping in the city. Good pubs, jazz clubs, and more.
"All Around Fun "
Score 5.0 / 5
Great pubs, good clubs and great food.
The average traveler rating of the city of Birmingham, United Kingdom shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews