Video: We try being a tourist for a day in Birmingham - join us as we visit the best places to see!

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We’ve decided to take a break from working around Birmingham - and become tourists instead! Join us on our adventures around some of the best places to visit around town

Welcome to Birmingham! Imagining ourselves as new arrivals heading into the city for the first time for a single day, we start our journey at the heart of the city's transportation hub, New Street Station. It's a fitting start for our great day out as tourists in the city.

Ozzy the Bull unveiled at Birmingham New StreetOzzy the Bull unveiled at Birmingham New Street
Ozzy the Bull unveiled at Birmingham New Street

First stop: Digbeth. Known as the creative quarter of Birmingham, this area is a boon for art lovers and history buffs alike. With its street art, quirky cafes, and its fame as the home of the Peaky Blinders, Digbeth's unique vibe is not to be missed.

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Street art in DigbethStreet art in Digbeth
Street art in Digbeth

A short walk back brings us to the Bullring, one of the largest shopping centres in the UK. This iconic landmark is not just for shopping; it's an architectural marvel with its distinctive silver facade. Here, you can find everything from high-street brands to luxury items, making it a shopper's paradise.

Selfridges building in Birmingham's Bullring seen from Moor Street StationSelfridges building in Birmingham's Bullring seen from Moor Street Station
Selfridges building in Birmingham's Bullring seen from Moor Street Station

Next, let's dive into a bit of education and fun at the ThinkTank Museum, located at Millennium Point. This award-winning science museum offers interactive exhibits, a planetarium, and a Spitfire gallery. It's a wonderful place for families and curious minds of all ages.

Our World from Space at Thinktank at Millennium Point in BirminghamOur World from Space at Thinktank at Millennium Point in Birmingham
Our World from Space at Thinktank at Millennium Point in Birmingham

Now we arrive at Brindleyplace, our final stop. This hub of culture and leisure is packed with attractions. Families will love the National Sea Life Centre, where you can walk through an underwater tunnel and get up close with marine life. For those seeking a bit of tech fun, The Park offers an interactive VR experience that's out of this world. And let's not forget the Legoland Discovery Centre, a must-visit for kids and Lego enthusiasts alike.

Brindleyplace, BirminghamBrindleyplace, Birmingham
Brindleyplace, Birmingham

After enjoying these attractions, Brindleyplace is the perfect spot to wind down. Nestled along the canals, this area boasts numerous restaurants where you can have a relaxing meal or enjoy a serene canal-side walk. It's an ideal ending to our quick tour of Birmingham's city centre.

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And there we are—the end of our day out here in Birmingham as tourists. We've had a good mix of culture, bustling urban life, education, excitement, and hospitality. Now, all that's left is a trip back to the nearest budget hotel to sleep it all off.

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