Birmingham is a city that has made a come-back for culture and business.
Once a grimy city and heavily industrialized, it has re-invented itself in the field of service based business and tourism. Today it has more cultural spots like night clubs, vibrant pubs and glamorous shops than any other city in the area.
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Since Birmingham's industrial landscapes have given way to green parks and streets packed with restaurants, Birmingham has abandoned its reputation of workhorse to culturally vibrant city. Today it is excellent for a good dose of post modern architecture blending with what is left of old Birmingham.
- Aston Hall, a Jacobean mansion dating back to 1618 and 1635 and once visited by famous authors like Arthur Conan Doyle and Washington Irving
- Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Glasshouses, large botanical gardens with a range of plants
- St Chad's Cathedral, a Catholic cathedral built in 1841
- Soho House, a home of industrial pioneer Matthew Boulton
Birmingham saw an undercurrent of changes in later years, which reshaped its cityscape, but not the southern core. It is still like it was more than hundred years ago. Founded in 1871 at the crossroads of railroads it was blessed to become the South's industrial and trade center. It thrived on iron, steel and coal, while Great Depression and wartime hardened its Southern character.
Even today it stands in the heart of the south, but became more sophisticated with time. Looking around the city it takes little effort to find lovely place to indulge with asparagus salad or have fried steak. Today the residents of this former workhouse number 1,028,700 people who visit symphony concerts as well as football games.
The ethnic face of the city comprises of 2.4 percent Irish, 2.2 percent white, 21 percent Asian, 6.7 percent black and 1.2 percent Chinese and others. But all racial differences vanish when it comes to their hometown – Birmingham – a city locals dearly love.
You will like Birmingham too for its friendly people, striking architecture and southern core that makes it as no other city in the world. But to capture it you need a stay in the city and Booked.net can make that easy for you.