Living it up in the City.. of Birmingham.

This morning we were planning on filling out paper work to get our national insurance numbers to start applying for work. We didn`t hear Royal Mail come to the door (turns out our door bell doesn`t work) so we can`t get our paper work until tomorrow. We needed to sign for it.

Since our plans changed our flat mate and ourselves decided to make a trip into Birmingham city centre. The bus dropped us off at the library. After getting proof of address we were able to sign up for cards. The library was amazing. It was nine floors, and their goal is to be the best library in the world.


First we had to walk further into city centre to get our proof of address from the bank.
All the buildings looked so amazing to us since the everything was so branch new to us.
We walked past the war memorial and then down stairs to the town hall and the Museum and Art Gallery.



Victoria square is pretty grand looking and so far we were very impressed with our new home. Our bank was located close to the square so we got our proof of address before heading back to the library.

There was 4 floors of books, a floor for archives, a secret garden and a Shakespeare memorial. We went to every floor. The views of Birmingham from the top of the library were spectacular. This is why we moved here, to live in the city. “I can`t believe we live here” is all I kept saying.


















 

All three of us checked out books then after hours of being at the library we headed to Waterstones (a big chain bookstore). Our flat mate bought a board game (221b Baker Street-The Sherlock Holmes master detective game) to satisfy our entertainment needs at home.


I searched for somewhere to eat on Happycow.net and found a place called “Cherry Reds CafĂ©”. They had tons of vegan options on their menu. We both ordered the hearty vegan breakfast for £6 and a drink. Our meals were fantastic; they hit the spot! Our flat mate ordered the falafel burger which he said was good as well. We got a vegan carrot cake for dessert for £2.50 and it was the best carrot cake I`ve ever had.



After lunch we continued to walk around, we walked through the huge mall called the Bull Ring, which lead us to a beautiful cathedral.






Our feet were getting tired though so we just went to the stores we wanted to go to then headed back to the bus stop to go home. The bus came within minutes and we were back before we knew it!

Once at home we relaxed and played Sherlock Holmes.

Thank you for reading. If you enjoyed this post and want to see more of Birmingham, check out our post on "Hiking along the canal"

Comments

  1. This city looks so beautiful! I'd love to go and see the Shakespeare memorial.

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  2. What a fantastic city! I'd love to explore here. The buildings are all amazing and that food? Yum!

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  3. Oooo Birmingham loooks like one fun city to Visit!!! Looks like I will have to plan a trip!

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  4. Glad you're getting settled in nicely! I'd love to see that library - between all the books and the secret garden, it sounds like exactly the place for me.

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    1. The Library in Birmingham is amazing. Worth a visit or two.

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  5. Birmingham is such a cool and lovely city. We've never visited and feel like we've been missing out. Libraries have been sort of dying out in today's digital age. It awesome that they have such an inspiring one.

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    1. Yeah, it is a shame. We love going to the Library.

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  6. Very pretty city. Looks like you fit right in.

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  7. That was a very interesting building. You sure did capture quite a few good pictures.

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  8. What a lovely city, i would love to go there :-) Awesome photos!! It seems you had an amazing time there

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    1. Birmingham is great! Hope you make it for a visit one day.

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  9. That library- I've never seen anything like it! I didn't realize how much history or how many beautiful buildings there were in Birmingham!

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    1. It is a very new building in Birmingham. It is our favourite attraction!

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  10. Trips like this is what I love doing the most. I love to visit museums and libraries. I just hope that we have like this in our country. The library is grand and well maintained considering the age of it.

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  11. Oh wow so many wonderful sights to see in Birmingham. That library looks incredible but I adore libraries so thats usually a fun place to visit for me.

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    1. Birmingham is a very lovely city. We recommend it to anyone.

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  12. What a fantastic time!The architecture is fantastic :) Would love to see them in person!

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  13. It looks like such a beautiful city! I love going to museums because it says a lot about the city :)

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    1. Yes you can learn a lot about a place in a museum. I find I remember more too, than just reading a book about it.

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