Birmingham in General Reviews
Description:Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. Birmingham is the largest of England's ... more
Birmingham in General ... core cities, and is generally considered to be the United Kingdom's second city. The city's reputation was forged as a powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, a fact which led to Birmingham being known as "the workshop of the world" or the "city of a thousand trades". The City of Birmingham has a population of 1,001,200 (2005 estimate). It forms part of the larger West Midlands conurbation, which has a population of 2,284,093 (2001 census) and includes several neighbouring towns and cities, such as Solihull, Wolverhampton and the towns of the Black Country.
Newest Review: ... mind). It also has a rather large central train station and excellent bus and coach links in and out of the city. There is a wide, wide range of new shops and services in Birmingham, and everything has that sparkly feeling of just being built. The people are friendly and the night life is great. Brilliant if you end up going to uni here as there is always something to do, I know a couple of ... more
Customer Birmingham in General Reviews (23)
by - written on 08/06/09 (Useful, 34 readings)
Birmingham city centre has been transformed by the re building of the Bullring to provide some of the best shopping in the country. The complex design ensures that you feel that you have never quite seen it all. It is almost like two shopping centres linked together underground, one part of which is made up of the distinctive Selfriges "Handbag" Building. All the major retailers of clothes, shoes and cosmetics are represented there. You will find food outlets to suit every palate. Outside the Bullring shopping centre you will find wonderful plaza's with water features and modern sculptures. Corporation Street is the main street that runs through ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/01/09, updated on 18/08/09 (59 readings)
From the very first visit, a fleeting stop on the way to Leicester, I have loved Birmingham. As a city it's got everything a modern girl could need, with funky buildings and amazing architecture (the Mailbox and the Bullring spring immeadiately to mind). It also has a rather large central train station and excellent bus and coach links in and out of the city. There is a wide, wide range of new shops and services in Birmingham, and everything has that sparkly feeling of just being built. The people are friendly and the night life is great. Brilliant if you end up going to uni here as there is always something to do, I know a couple of people who did just that ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/03/02, updated on 21/03/02 (Very useful, 140 readings)
I know Birmingham probably better than any other city even though I'm from down south, and have a certain loyalty to the city that has given me so many of the things that I love: Cadbury's chocolate, Duran Duran and Baltis. Ha. You think I'm joking. I first went to Brum in 1994, not really knowing what to expect but having a vague recollection that it was supposed to be the UK's largest city after London and that it was supposed to be less-than-desirable. When I first saw Victoria Square, my jaw hit the floor and I stood gawping at the spectacle in semi-shock - not what I was expecting at all. I was an instant convert. Birmingham ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/11/01, updated on 08/01/02 (Very useful, 1743 readings)
When people ask me where I'm from (which happens a lot as I recently started university) and I tell them Birmingham, their reaction is predictable. It's either "oh" or, "oh I've been there, to Digbeth coach station". Er, ok. Or else they comment on my accent. I'm not originally from Birmingham, but my family moved there from Brighton when I was little so I have a bit of an accent. I think people get confused between Birmingham accents and Black country accents (like Lenny Henry) when really they are quite different. I feel quite defensive about what I consider to be my home town. When my friend from Spain visited me, she said ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/08/01, updated on 11/08/01 (Very useful, 73 readings)
I arrived at Birmingham university (Edgbaston) as a student in 1997, and left after 3 years when finished my course, so this is entirely a snapshot of what its like to come to the city in that way. Generally a lot of people complain about Birmingham, and its shops and entertainments, saying it is just a scaled up version of a small town (totally unlike, say, London) However, I never really felt this disappointment with it. Certainly in comparison to my home town, which is a very small and crappy place, Birmingham has everything. Both a great range of shops, pubs and clubs, including some very unusual and wacky ones, but also all the plays, exhibitions and ... Read the complete review
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