Birmingham is the second biggest city in the UK (sorry Manchester!), this means it’s full of things to do for all price ranges! If you’re visiting Birmingham for the first time, or perhaps you’ve visited before -here are some of the best places to visit in Birmingham! I’ve even made you a FREE map, so make sure you read to the end to receive it!
Best Things To Do in Birmingham:
- Meecha Bubble Tea, Bullring. I’ve been visiting Meecha since I was 12 – trust me when I say it’s the best bubble tea I’ve had in the UK! It’s very cheap, easy to get to and there are so many flavours to choose from. If bubble tea isn’t your thing, they also do frozen yogurt, other treats and even reusable cups and straws. If that’s not enough for you – they have cute Panda packaging! They even have an online shop selling bubble tea kits, which make a fantastic gift!
- The Everyman Cinema is one of the best cinema experiences you can have! It’s very cheap and you get to sit in one of the most comfiest sofa seats ever, so you’ll definetly feel like the experience is worthwhile. What’s more is that there is even a bar and restaurant and everything looks ‘retro’ which makes it feel like a proper cinema experience.
- Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park is a little known conservation park home to unique animals such as Red Pandas, Wallabys and Monkeys! It is cheap to visit – £7.25 for adults which is the most expensive ticket. It’s a small conservation park but a very nice one as there isn’t many visitors and the animals are very cared for!
- Cadbury World! 1 Word: Chocolate. Do I need to say more? Cadbury World is located in Bournville but is only a short train or car ride away. Here you get to learn how Cadburys chocolate is made and get to make your own – they even give you FREE chocolate too! There is even a 4D cinema and mini ride that you can do there too!
Free Things To Do:
- Go to the Libary of Birmingham for the best viewpoint – for free! You need to go inside the libary and take the escalator or lift up to the balconay, but it’s worth having a look around the inside of the libary too as there are fairy lights hanging down and the books are everywhere! The exterior of the building is very funky and unusual so you wont have trouble finding it.
- China Town is located near the centre of Birmingham and it’s definetly worth a trip there. Here you will find local landmarks like a stone pagoda, beaitiful archetechture and lots of amazing local businesses to shop in. I personally recomend visiting Caffe Chino – they have fantastic cakes, bubble tea and bubble waffles! They even offer a cake making service, which I’m eager to try out for my 20th!
- Visit Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery! It’s free entry and filled with lots of gripping exhibits such as Pre-Raphaelite art and many more. What makes it even better is the fact that it is located right in the centre so you don’t need to go out of your way to visit!
- If you’re visiting around Christmas time, chances are the German Christmas Market will be there! It’s very beautiful, especially at night, as the lights look so festive. People visit from all over the UK. In 2021, some of the stalls were selling beautiful glass art, tasty chocolate and other German-inspired food, handmade paintings, and so much more! There is even an ice skating rink, observation wheel, carousel and live music. It’s definitely one of the best UK Christmas Markets.
Free Map of Birmingham:
I’ve made a free map, just for you of everything listed in this blog post, as well as other attractions to view! You can access it by clicking here.
Where do you think the best places in Birmingham to visit are? Let me know down below!
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