Tori JP | Girl About Birmingham
Making memories in Birmingham
I am a married full-time mum to three boisterous boys, and we live near the centre of Birmingham. In our spare time we love to get out and about to find fun local activities. During the holidays we enjoy taking mini-breaks or trips abroad. We like to be active, to see sights and to learn about new places. When I’m at home, you will find me editing photos, writing or planning our next adventures. For ‘me time’ I’ll be in the gym or a yoga class!
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48 hours in Birmingham - What to do on a weekend in Birmingham

I absolutely LOVE where I live, and it is my intention to convince you by the end of this post that the UK's second city is 100% the place to spend your weekend. First and foremost, Birmingham is in a GREAT location. The drive time to and from Brum is no more than 3-4 hours from pretty much anywhere unless you happen to live in Inverness! The train journey from London can be made in 1 hour and 25 minutes and there are excellent links with all other major cities. I recommend that you consider coach travel too as our coach station in Digbeth is situated conveniently next to the final stop for your weekend.

Birmingham is famous for industry, jewellery, football and rock music and more lately food, shopping and of course the Peaky Blinders. I'm sure you've heard these well-known facts before but apparently it has more canals than Venice and more trees than Paris! It is home to over 1 million people and is visited by around 41 million people every year (well, y'know, when things were normal!) and so, with all this going on, where on earth do you start?

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