Why does Birmingham get a bad rep? Watch
I went to London for the first time since I was 5 about a month ago and the underground is awesome! It goes here there and everywhere and their are trains every 3 mins. Wish we had something like that in Manchester.
It is a dump. The city centre is kind of nice with a good amount of shops and they have a couple of good train stations. The people in the centre are what makes it bad. Far too many homeless people sleeping on the main streets, lots of dodgy looking people about and so many chuggers wherever you go.
I'm not from England and this September I'll be studying at the University of Birmingham and I've noticed that in this forum the city of Birmingham has a really bad reputation compared to the other cities in the UK.
Can anyone tell me why that is? I honestly have no idea...
Its a hole.
It has some nice enough spots (a tiny chinese quarter for one) but not enough to make up for the steaming pile of offal that the place just is. As cities go, its horrible. Best thing i ever did was leave.
I think it's because it's so ethically diverse SOME people give it a bad reputation (40% of people are non-white) but I've lived here my whole life and I can't think of a better thing. The majority of people who criticize it are probably ill-informed who have never visited, and believe everything everything they hear in the media/ off equally as ignorant people.
Don't let stupid comments here influence your choice. People here are super ignorant. Birmingham is the second biggest city of England, do I need to say more? It's second best after London.
Surprising really, considering cities such as London and Manchester (and much of the North West actually) experience higher levels of crime in comparison.
Cities usually get their negative rep from overhyped media bull**** and uninformed people jumping on board with it, as oppose to from the experiences of people who have actually lived there/visit regularly. So as a general rule, ignore it until you're able to make your own judgement.
Yeah, that's what I'll try to do... Although it's a tiny bit difficult to try and put all the negativity around Bham behind when so many people say it's a dump lol...
I agree with man above.
Brum has bad parts if you google "Does Brum have bad parts."
It's a great city and has its well ends and grim ends like any other place. I'd advise just going and seeing for yourself.