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    Birmingham ~ where to go??

    I would like to go Birmingham for a few days. Can anyone recommend any good hotels or good days out up there.
    I live in boring London.
    Thanks

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    I live in Birmingham and to be honest if you think London is boring not sure what you will make of Birmingham.

    London is one of the greatest cities in the world (I was born there) and it has been said that "if a man tires of London he is tired of life".

    I go on TripAdvisor a lot, helping people who are coming to London for a holiday from abroad with advice, and the list of things to do in London is just staggering.

    What do you find boring about London?
    Edited by: "guilbert53" 17th Aug 2010

    I live in Brum, there's loads to do! Depends what you're into... Music? Museums? Art? Clubbing? Shopping?

    London...BORING??!! leave it ahhhht!

    bham is worse than london dont do it!!!

    M6 straight out of the city

    London boring, lol.
    Just because you can't afford to do anything there doesn't mean it's boring.

    Birmingham ~ where to go??



    Somewhere else?

    City Inn hotel in Birmingham is nice, I don't think they are too expensive and you can use clubcard points

    London is boring if you live there.

    Massive queues.
    Everyone in a rush.
    The tube.

    If you go there for a few days then it's good but the OP lives there, of course he is bored.

    Saying that Birmingham is boring too.

    Go to the coast.

    Original Poster

    OMG..... is it that bad in Birmingham???.....i just fancy something different, heard that the chocolate factory is good there.....
    I went manchester last year, it was not bad, apart from rain,rain,rain.....

    I can highly reccomend getting on either the M1, M6, M5 or the M40 and just keep driving

    Holiday Inn Express, free breky!

    i love brum. we take kids to think tank museum,...they love it. taking them drayton manor soon...wanted to tk them to sea life as well but didnt get round to it.

    Cadbury world
    Think Tank
    Sea life
    Loads of shops
    Canal - boat rides
    Hipperdrome theatre
    NEC shows
    NIA shows
    Ice skating

    Near By
    Black country living museum
    Dudley zoo
    Drayton Manor
    Tamworth Castle
    Lichfield catherdral
    Shugborough hall
    West mids safari park

    Also lots of restaurants pubs clubs.... loads to do!

    dcx_badass

    London is a horrible horrible place, I hate it.Anyway Birminghams not … London is a horrible horrible place, I hate it.Anyway Birminghams not great either, been into the city centre about 4 times in recent years, been fights in the streets two of the times, and someone was stabbed in one, lovely place....Anyway I'm not a fan but the Sea Life Centre is ok (although not great due to been no where near the sea). Mainly go to a show or shopping.



    **********Northerner alert******************

    Stand clear.

    I went the other weekend, stayed at the radisson blu, lovely hotel, great buffet breakfast, only went shopping and night out though. Have been Sealife before and if i'm honest it was dire, really filthy and looked neglected but that was a couple of years ago so may be better now

    Broad Street and the Mailbox (along the canal) has lots of nightlife including restaurants, clubbing, lapdancing etc...there is a Ramada hotel in the mailbox?

    cadburys world
    drayton manor theme park
    bull ring
    mail box
    safari park


    all of these have already been mentioned but im just higlighting them again

    darren9030

    M6 straight out of the city


    /thread

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all those ideas...."like this comment" given.;).....apart from those who mention about going around and around the M1....M40 .....X)

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    jcaho7

    Thanks for all those ideas...."like this comment" given.;).....apart from … Thanks for all those ideas...."like this comment" given.;).....apart from those who mention about going around and around the M1....M40 .....X)



    Come back to Manchester.

    I promise it won't rain

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    Shellywelly

    Cadbury worldThink TankSea lifeLoads of shopsCanal - boat … Cadbury worldThink TankSea lifeLoads of shopsCanal - boat ridesHipperdrome theatreNEC showsNIA showsIce skatingNear ByBlack country living museumDudley zooDrayton Manor Tamworth CastleLichfield catherdralShugborough hallWest mids safari parkAlso lots of restaurants pubs clubs.... loads to do!

    surely he needs something different to all this commercial cr4p

    Original Poster

    Keep the information coming.....as i have NEVER been to birmingham so any little details is good.
    i am also checking tripadvisior for good hotels.
    Heard that the parking there is a bit crap.oO

    Bacchus Bar is a nice place for a drink.
    Severn Valley Railway not to far away.

    Original Poster

    THANK YOU , just got back from a great trip from Birmingham !!!.....its not that bad over there, its a nice city ~ lots to do and see. The weather was c***p... but will i go there again??.........YES.

    Edited by: "jjcaho7" 29th Aug 2010

    jcaho7

    THANK YOU , just got back from a great trip from Birmingham !!!.....its … THANK YOU , just got back from a great trip from Birmingham !!!.....its not that bad over there, its a nice city ~ lots to do and see. The weather was c***p... but will i go there again??.........YES.



    So what did you end up doing and seeing etc ??

    Original Poster

    Went Cadburys world , Drayton Manor , china town , West mids safari park and bullring shopping centre.
    Enjoyed them all !!!

    Fancy going Liverpool or Newcastle next !!!!
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