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Birmingham sits in the heart of England in an area known as the Midlands.

It has a rich history and was a major canal hub during the industrial revolution.

Birmingham actually has more miles of canal than Venice!

There are many attractions to see in Birmingham.

It is home to Cadbury world, the Bull Ring and Mailbox shopping centres, the Think Tank museum, Aston Villa and Birmingham City football clubs and the Sea Life centre to name but a few.

Birmingham is the second largest in the UK.  Unlike London, the city has no castles and palaces because of its industrial roots.

Birmingham Town Hall facade

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I live a few minutes away from the centre of Birmingham.

I only knew Birmingham before as a lyric to a famous song, I would have never thought that this would become my second home.

Birmingham is also the birthplace of heavy metal music, pioneered and created by the local Birmingham band – Black Sabbath.

They performed their last performance here in Birmingham where it all began after more than 40 years in the music industry. The legendary Ozzy Osbourne (the face of the Black Sabbath) doesn’t need any more introduction!

I guess it would be ideal to suggest some places to visit in Birmingham thru this blog post.

Here is my list of the things to do in Birmingham, UK.

Cadbury World

Address: The Cadbury World, Linden Rd, Bournville, Birmingham B30 1JR

Family day out in Cadbury world
Birmingham is the home of the world-renowned and most loved chocolate – Cadbury chocolate.

A day out in Cadbury World is one of the most popular things to do with kids in Birmingham.

The chocolate factory also has a museum that displays the history and heritage of cocoa farming and chocolate making from its humble beginnings of Cadbury up to what it is now today.

Of course, there is no better place to buy your Cadbury chocolate than here at a discounted price.

Just a note, there is no Umpa Lumpa in this chocolate factory!

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The Think tank museum

Address: Think Tank Museum, Millennium Point, Curzon St, Birmingham B4 7XG

Think Tank Museum

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