Saturday, 16 December 2017

The wonders of Birmingham

As far as UK cities go, Birmingham is my favourite place. When I saw the Christmas markets go up I just had to take a visit. For me it is an hour and a half/ two hours away but it's worth it. 

The stalls were so lovely! Really well located all along the street outside the main shops so perfect to have a little shop and browse while seeing the market.

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The part I was most looking forward to... a yummy Nutella crepe...  yes I know french but who can say no to a fresh crepe. 



Although it looks plain the inside is full of Nutella mmm...


The market takes you straight along to the Bullring which is a must must must if you're in the area. It's not to be missed. It's huge! 3 floors, a Selfridges, a Topshop, a Boots, Superdrugs you name it!

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Once you're all shopped out, it's worth taking a little detour to see the canals, they're tucked away but so very pretty.

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Take a walk through the central square with water features and more little Christmas stalls leading up to the canals.

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You can walk right along the canals or over the bridges, it's so calming and my favourite part of the city. There's also tons of restaurants to sit alongside the canals.

Have you ever been? Let me know your favourite UK city for me to visit.

Kels

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6 comments:

  1. I went shopping to Birmingham a few years back, shops are great. The market looks fantastic

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    1. It's really good there! It's nice to get out of the city and see a new one x

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  2. I spent the first 30 years of my life in Birmingham. The regeneration to Gas Street and the canals has done wonders for the centre. I have not visited the new bullring shopping centre. We rarely venture back now that we live in rural West Wales and when we do it is just to visit family, rather than shop.

    Thank you for sharing a lovely post and memories.

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    1. It's lovely to visit! The canals are so pretty and calming. :) you're welcome, glad you enjoyed it. x

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  3. I love Birmingham, my husband took me for a weekend brea there a few years ago and I was so surprised by how nice it was. i would really love to go back and explore more of the city and your post has inspired us to book a trip there! xx

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    1. I started with a weekend break there, it's my favourite city to visit. I keep venturing back to explore more. Aww thanks! Glad it's inspired you to go back and visit, the more I explore the more I love it. Hope you enjoy your trip! x

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