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The Birth Place of the Balti Cooking

Aug 18, 2007
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands England. People from Birmingham are known as Brummies. Over the last 1 000 years Birmingham has grown from a tiny Anglo Saxon farming village into a major commercial and industrial city.

The Bullring is the largest city centre retail shopping centre in Europe and opened in early September 2003. It was built at a cost of over five million. The Bullring is the size of 26 football pitches which has shops, boutiques and restaurants.

Birmingham is Europes youngest city and with more students than any other UK city outside London.

Broad Street has over 40 clubs bars and restaurants there really is something for everyone such as rock music, dance music, comedy, casinos and lap dancing bars. The majority of clubs and bars require a smart dress code.

It is renowned as the birth place of the famous Balti style of Kashmiri cooking.

China Town as you would expect is where the best Chinese restaurants are. China town also has a thriving nightlife, with plenty of clubs, bars and theatres.

Cadbury World opened on 14 August 1990 and remains the only visitor centre in the UK devoted entirely to chocolate. Over 5 million people have visited Cadbury World since it opened.

A unusual district is the city is the Jewellery Quarter, just on the edge of the City Centre. It has been for a 150 years the district almost entirely given over to the jewellery trade. In the last 20 years it has switched on to tourism with many places now selling directly to the public. It is often a good idea to avoid the glossy shops there, and head for the smaller, individual craftsmen and women in work shops hidden up tiny alley ways. The staff at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter in Vyse Street will usually help.

The Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses has fine gardens, opened in 1832 and was designed by John Claudius Loudon, a leading garden planner and horticultural journalist. The gardens offer you the chance to see some of the most beautiful greenery in the world along with stunning glasshouses.

The city also has a number of art galleries museums in the city centre. The Black Country Living Museum celebrating the industrial past around 100 years ago with numerous period buildings, a small historic town with shops including an authentic Victorian sweet shop, guided tours of an actual coal mine, a fun fair with old fashioned rides, narrow boat trips, cafes and a picnic areas.
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Douglas Scott writes for The Car Hire Specialist. and is writer for The Birmingham Rental Site
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