Thursday, December 20, 2007
More than a Christmas market
Lovely as the Christmas market was, I'd be doing Birmingham a disservice if I didn't show you some of the prettiest sights the city has to offer. Admittedly I'd never thought of Birmingham as a sightseeing destination, and was very pleasantly surprised. It's obvious that a lot of the city is less than charming (this is no Bath), but even so, there was plenty to look at (and take pictures of) in the city centre. What's more, it's all within a short walk of Birmingham New Street rail station, so very easy to get to, even if you're only there for a short time.
Here are some photos to prove the point:
If you're in London, Birmingham is just 1.5 hours by train, which makes it an ideal day trip destination. If you like a bit of retail therapy, so much the better, as it's got a fantastic selection of shops, including a large Waterstone's bookstore and a very futuristic-looking Selfridges.
Shopping-wise, you'll be spoilt for choice. The city centre's easy on the eye, too. If you find yourselves in this part of the world, Birmingham's definitely worth a pre-Christmas visit.