Day in 'Brum' - space age libraries, carrier pigeons and wedding crashing. August 30th 2014 A visit to Birmingham (also known to the locals as 'Brum'), the UK's second largest city, probably does not figure on many tourists' schedules when visiting England. It's had a tough life. But there's no reason for it not to be on the itinerary and the local tourism machine now promotes a 're-invented and reinvigorated' city.
If you look past the very impressive 'Bullring' shopping centre, ... read more
Europe » United Kingdom » England » West Midlands » Birmingham Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the ear... ... read more