Birmingham Culture & History
John Cadbury started a small confectionary company called Cadburys in Birmingham, with his sons later creating a model village called Bourneville, which was home to the first Cadbury factory and also to many of its workers. Bourneville was built with Cadburys’ employees in mind, and the manufacturing plant is now home to Cadbury World, a visitor attraction with a one-way self-guided tour that attracts over 500,000 visitors a year.
Birmingham's Famous For
Jasper Carott, Mr Hudson and Jamelia
Birmingham Travel Info
Birmingham has plenty of bus routes and during the day these routes are run quite regularly. However in the evenings the buses are less frequent so you will probably want to take a taxi if you’re any distance from the city centre. Be sure to find a local taxi firms number and book your taxis that way, as you’ll often be able to agree a price beforehand, this is almost always cheaper than jumping into a black cab.
Birmingham Hen Ideas
Brindley Place can be found just off Broad Street and has a couple of nice bars and restaurants that you can dine at by the side of the canal. Birmingham actually has more miles of canals than Venice.
There is only one place to head to for a night out in Birmingham, Broad Street. A long old stretch of road, Broad Street is home to an array of restaurants, clubs, pubs and bars. Therefore, you could spend an entire evening there and be sure of having a great time. At the top of Broad Street is the recently opened Gatecrasher club, which more often than not hosts big name DJs at the weekends.
You’ll see plenty of other pubs and bars, and also a handful of kebab shops which are always so appealing at 3am on a Sunday morning.