Where is the best place is to get a selfie in Birmingham?
With visitors flocking to Birmingham for the August Bank Holiday we ask local people where the best places for a selfie in the city are
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Birmingham is gaining a lot of appreciation for what a beautiful city it is, with a study last year suggesting it has the most photogenic skyline in the UK. I decided to speak to people here in the city about where they think would be the best spots to grab a good selfie for social media.
Jennifer says: “I definitely think down by the canals around Gas Street Wharf is a really lovely place to go. You know, that was built some time ago now, but that’s an area we can really be proud of.
“I think the Selfridges building is great and it’s quite iconic now for our area but then you know the reflection of that St. Martin’s Church as well is a really nice place with the markets and things like that that have been there for such a long time. Oh - Pigeon Park! You’ve got to have a selfie in Pigeon Park I think as well.”
Millie says: “There’s a peace garden in Ladywood. It’s quite nice. It’s got nice flowers out this time of year. But if you’re a tourist and then The Bull, obviously, is an obvious place to start.”
Kishana says: “It’s not quite in the city but Cannon Hill Park’s a really nice place to go. Digbeth is also really quite cool because there’s loads of graffiti and artwork and just people’s stuff everywhere. It’s such a beautiful place to go. Especially if you want to eat or do absolutely anything really - selfies included!”
Carol says: “I particularly like down by the cathedral. I think it’s a really lovely area. And you know, it’s somewhere that’s slightly out from the very centre. So it’s well worth a walk down to spend a bit of time there. Victoria Square and up there. I know that having worked in at the moment but again, I think it’s a really nice place to be.
“And then there are other park areas just outside of Birmingham, which people need to consider and not just think of it as the city itself. And of course, you have to have a picture by The Bulll and now you’ve got two to choose from!”