"Birmingham" Top 5 Page for this destination Birmingham by Galahad
Birmingham Travel Guide: 787 reviews and 1,302 photos
The 2nd largest city (after London) in the UK.
This is the city where I went to university in the middle 1970's.
See also the following VT sites -Stourport-on-Severn ( my home town for over 34 years), Malvern, Worcester, and Upton-on-Severn all to the west and south-west of Birmingham.
May 2005 According to one of the leading commercial property consultancies Birmingham is now the UK's second largest retail centres by the amount the shoppers spend.
After the disappointment of NOT being chosen to host the Nation's Millenium Dome and celebrations that went with that; of NOT being chosen for the National Football Stadium to replace Wembley; of NOT being chosen for the National Atheletics Stadium and now NOT being chosen for the European Capital of Culture 2008 there are suggestions to think big in the way that the 19th century Mayor, Joseph Chamberlain, did in the middle of that century. Then the City embarked on really huge Capital expenditure - building reservoirs in Wales and huge mains for 100 miles to the city and then throughout the city for running water for it's inhabitants; it provided electricity, gas and trams (these were later scrapped and but it is now planned for them to make a comeback into the streets of the city centre)
- Pros:Brum is pouring money into making itself one of the smartest cities in Europe
- Cons:Still an aweful lot of poverty and dereliction.
On 31.7.06 a new FREE bus service started between the three main railway stations (New Street, Moor Street and Snow... more travel advice
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