As a Birmingham mailing house, we were delighted to hear that travel book company, Rough Guide, has named Birmingham as one of the top 10 cities in the world.
Birmingham joins the likes of Johannesburg, New Orleans and Wellington as one of the best places to travel to in 2015 and was chosen for its cultural variety, excellent shopping facilities and thriving live music scene.
Whilst the feature does say that there are few interesting sights to see in Birmingham. Tt points out that Birmingham offers first-rate restaurants and nightlife and is one of Britain’s most cosmopolitan cities.
Seeing as we know Birmingham pretty well, we thought we’d share some of our favourite places to visit…
1. The Ikon Gallery
The Ikon gallery in Birmingham features artists from around the world, showcasing everything from sound, film and mixed media to photography, painting and sculpture. Whether you come from an arty background or simply fancy a cultural day out, you are sure to love what the Ikon Gallery has to offer.
2. Symphony Hall
Are you a fan of music? Then why not get tickets for a concert at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. It promises an unforgettable experience, with a roof that can be altered to change the acoustics, depending on the type of music that is being played.
3. Winterbourne House and Garden
Step back in time with a visit to the beautiful Winterbourne House, set within 7 acres of stunning gardens. Learn all about the history of the house, which was built in 1903 and have a fun day out exploring the enchanting gardens, which contain some of the most fascinating plant collections in the country.
4. Bull Ring
Fancy doing a spot of shopping whilst you’re in Birmingham? The Bull Ring is always our first port of call. Boasting over 160 shops, restaurants and cafes and containing one of only four Selfridge’s stores, it has something to offer everyone.
5. Cadbury World
Our list of the best places to visit in Birmingham would be incomplete without mentioning the Cadbury factory at Bournville. Head there to learn all about the history of chocolate and how it is made. You can also visit the factory shop to pick up a wide range of Cadbury products at discounted prices.
There’s so much to see and do in Birmingham, so whether you are heading here for work or pleasure, you’ll certainly have plenty to keep you busy!
As a Birmingham based business, Baker Goodchild are delighted that our city has been chosen to feature in the Rough Guide. Give us a call to discuss your requirements for direct mail and print services in 2015.
Image Credit: Conan (TK)