Birmingham is a fascinating city with lots to see and do. Birmingham has many things for people of all ages. Birmingham is famous for its landmarks, museums, galleries, parks, canals, theatres and shopping centres. Birmingham has the largest number of any UK city outside London so Birmingham activities are plentiful!
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens are situated in Edgbaston Park which was originally laid out by Humphrey Repton as part of an 18th century landscape park. The Botanical Gardens were created around 1840 when William Gill cleared the original site of woodland to create open walkways planted with trees and shrubs gathered from across the world to form ornamental gardens.
Birmingham Central Mosque (also known as Makkah Masjid) is Birmingham’s largest mosque and one of the city’s most easily identifiable buildings. The Birmingham Central Mosque was built between 1969 and 1976, designed by Frederick Gibberd & Associates.
The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is a large museum in the western wing of Council House in Birmingham City Centre. The Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery has a collection of over one million objects including Egyptian mummies, sculptures from India and South America, paintings by Bellucci and Van Dyck, English watercolours and prints through to contemporary British art.”
Birmingham Town Hall
Birmingham Town Hall is a grade I listed building located at High Street (off Corporation Street) crossroads where Birmingham City Council meets to conduct its business. Birmingham Town Hall was completed in 1834 after 5 years of construction to replace Birmingham Guild Hall which was built in 1711 on High Street. Birmingham Town Hall is one of the finest and most imposing town halls in the country and first building to use cast iron as a major construction material.”
The Chamberlain Clock stands at the western end of New Street, Birmingham, England. It is named after Joseph Chamberlain, who was Mayor of Birmingham 1873-1876 then Liberal MP for Birmingham 1880-1885 and Birmingham Central 1893-1903. The clock was erected in 1905 by McLeod & Company of Glasgow with four illuminated dials that are 7 feet 6 inches (2.29 m) in diameter. The pendulum weighs 100 pounds (45 kg) and beats every 2 seconds.”
Birmingham’s Bull Ring is Birmingham’s main shopping and leisure area and home to Birmingham’s famous Bull Ring Shopping Centre. Birmingham’s Bull Ring was originally designed by John Henry Chamberlain but after his death the project was taken over by Martin & Chamberlain Architects who completed Birmingham’s Bull Ring in 1964. Birmingham’s Bull Ring is often confused with London’s landmark of the same name which is actually a road junction where Newgate Street, Cheyney Street, Carter Lane and St Martins Le Grand meet.