5 reasons why Birmingham is the best

Let’s take a look at the best “big B” in the country. Forget Bristol and Brighton; here’s why Birmingham is the greatest!

For the foodies

From long-standing city favourites to newly crowned culinary champions, Birmingham boasts more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city outside of the capital. For fine dining, Birmingham has an impressive number of fantastic restaurants that have made the Michelin grade. We would even go so far as to say that the big B is a gastronomic paradise!

Water, water everywhere

With 35 miles of canals, some say that Birmingham has more canals than Venice. They are a reminder of the city’s unique industrial and artisan heritage. Enjoyed by both Brummies and those staying in city centre serviced apartments in Birmingham, its five canals have something for everyone, serving walkers, cyclists and narrowboat owners alike. Lined with a host of bars and restaurants for fun and relaxation, the network also offers nature lovers a green passageway to head out into the surrounding suburbs.Shop ’til you drop

For some glamorous retail therapy, Birmingham offers the serious shopper a stylish experience. Whether you are a local or a visitor staying in a tourist residence – 8 Waterloo Street is a city centre serviced apartment in Birmingham – you can find stores such as Selfridges and John Lewis offering some of the very best in high street labels and designer wear, along with a host of individual boutiques.

The future looks bright for Birmingham. According to The Birmingham Mail, this supercharged city looks set to become one of the world’s best!

A step back in time

Let’s not get carried away; the city’s future owes much to its past and its artisan heritage. Joseph Chamberlain may not have made PM, but his administration in Birmingham, where he was elected mayor in November 1873, saw him transform the city where he carved out his career. This renaissance continues and has had a major impact on the city of today.

It’s not all glitz and glamour…

…but we wouldn’t have it any other way! For some, Birmingham is quirky and alternative, for others, it has some decidedly rough-hewn edges. Whatever your take on it happens to be, you will be sure to find that Brummies have big hearts and open arms.