Hello, birmingham

Birmingham, the second largest city in Britain, served as inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien to write the celebrated work of fantasy fiction "The Lord of the Rings". The city is renowned for its dining scene that will satisfy the most demanding palates and, thanks to the many attractions, tourists are sure to keep busy. With world-class shopping centres all fashionistas will leave the city with a smile, and when the night falls there is an exciting nightlife to discover.


The Shopping to Visit

Group Of Young Friends Shopping In Mall Together

Bullring & Grand Central

In Birmingham, much of the shopping is concentrated in the Bullring mega-complex. This is where you will find the traditional chains such as Karen Millen, Monsoon, Miss Sixty and HMV. The exception is Apple’s elegant computer shop, full of iPod accessories. The most interesting part, both the inside and the outside, is the highly self-assured Selfridges department store. If you are used to the London store, you should prepare yourself for a somewhat more focused, but still exciting range of goods.

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Many vintage style clothes for sale at an outdoor flea market

Bullring Rag Market

Home to 350 stalls, and 17 perimeter shops, at The Rag you can find both bargains and sin, especially early in the morning. Vintage clothes, magazines, goods and gadgets. With its 50 years of history, The Rag is still a must in Birmingham.

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Previously a mail sorting office on Wharfside Street, today the Mailbox is housing fashion shops and galleries. This is where the city has their exclusive stores like Harvey Nichols and shops like Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein and Armani. This is certainly one of the most luxurious shopping destinations in the town.

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Custard Factory

Just over five minutes walk from the Bullring, you will find another converted industrial premises called The Custard Factory. About 30 independent shops of varying quality are housed in the premises on Gib Square. Boisterous but interesting.

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Women looking in shopping bags


At Oasis you can find racks full of beautiful garments. This is the place to go for all fashionistas who love to dress up. If you need a dress for a special occasion, you will most probably not leave this store empty-handed.

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