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What is Birmingham like to visit and live in?

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    I dont know why birmingham gets such hate.Its actually a pretty nice city.Yeah it has some bad parts but so does every city.The city centre is nice.It has loads of resturants and bars.Its certainly better than some places Ive been.Yeah its not exactly london or new york but no where is really.It annoys me people make it sound like coventry.Its not.you want a crap city go there.
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    Dont live there but prefer the vibe there to Manchester, the white folk are very unassuming and much less gobby and confrontational than the NW. Decent Desi food availability, good shopping, good underground music scene whether it be House/Garage or Rock/Metal.
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    I'm going to EGX Birmingham this Thursday. I'll let you know.
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    Erm :erm:
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    (Original post by silverbolt)
    Brum is a dump. best thing in it is the roads out of there.

    Lived there for ten years saw enough of it last a life time
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    Take it from a native brummie: it's a shithole and the nicest parts are on the outskirts. Only good thing about it is the nightlife. Solihull is nice but the people there are stuck up knobs. I only have one more year living here and then off to uni, thank god!
    Lel really. I hear warwick, solihull and wolverhampton are nice
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    (Original post by ForcomeAnarchist)
    XXX .
    How's Edgbaston?
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    (Original post by Robby2312)
    I dont know why birmingham gets such hate.Its actually a pretty nice city.Yeah it has some bad parts but so does every city.The city centre is nice.It has loads of resturants and bars.Its certainly better than some places Ive been.Yeah its not exactly london or new york but no where is really.It annoys me people make it sound like coventry.Its not.you want a crap city go there.
    Don't even get me started on Coventry
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    (Original post by bassbabe)
    Don't even get me started on Coventry
    How's Edgbaston??
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    (Original post by IRoranth)
    How's Edgbaston??
    Edgbaston is pretty nice: the part near hagley road and the botanical gardens
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    don't go sparkhill alum rock small heath handsworth maybe hockley etc......the city is decent sized and you can walk from the financial bit up to the jewellery quarter and bullring pretty quickly. you wont need to go to far from the center imo so aston uni area to bullring should be fine
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    (Original post by bassbabe)
    Don't even get me started on Coventry
    Birmingham is in no way comparable to coventry.Coventry has one run down bus station and a couple of churches.Birmingham has the mailbox,the bullring,the cube,brindley place,resorts world and a bunch of places in the city centre.It has like 5 cinemas as well.O h and the german market is always good as well.
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    Thank you all!

    I didn't know you guys had Bourneville/ Cadbury World too :drool:
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    (Original post by Robby2312)
    Birmingham is in no way comparable to coventry.Coventry has one run down bus station and a couple of churches.Birmingham has the mailbox,the bullring,the cube,brindley place,resorts world and a bunch of places in the city centre.It has like 5 cinemas as well.O h and the german market is always good as well.
    + Grand Central & the Great Western Arcade (one of the hidden gems, lovely shopping centre)

    Aston being mentioned even for a shitehole it has things there like this - https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restau...s_England.html

    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attrac...s_England.html
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Thank you all!

    I didn't know you guys had Bourneville/ Cadbury World too :drool:
    Maybe check this - https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attrac...s_England.html another hidden gem.

    Are you into LOTR at all?
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    Erm :erm:
    ???
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    Maybe check this - https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attrac...s_England.html another hidden gem.

    Are you into LOTR at all?
    Thanks

    It's alright, I guess
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    (Original post by IRoranth)
    How's Edgbaston?
    It's a really nice place !! Can't say I've visited that area much but from what I've seen...pretty darn clean.
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    (Original post by neal95)
    don't go sparkhill alum rock small heath handsworth maybe hockley etc......the city is decent sized and you can walk from the financial bit up to the jewellery quarter and bullring pretty quickly. you wont need to go to far from the center imo so aston uni area to bullring should be fine
    Lmao there's a list on the first page about 10 areas long :laugh:
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    (Original post by bassbabe)
    Also stay away from these areas:
    Small Heath
    Sparkbrook
    Sparkhill
    Bordesley Green
    Hockley
    Alum Rock
    Washwood Heath
    Saltley
    Aston
    Nechelles
    Handsworth
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    I've lived in Birmingham all my life (well minus 3 years in Bristol for uni and 3 months in the US) and I quite like it. I come from a pretty well-off area but I like the city centre too. The Bullring and the main streets off there (New Street etc) are good for shopping, the area round by the canals is pretty (Broad Street) and I love the Museum and Art Gallery in Chamberlain Square. Just don't go to Propaganda for a night out.

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