I moved to Birmingham two years ago: Here’s 17 mistakes tourists make & how to avoid them

Here are 17 mistakes tourists to Birmingham make - like me when I first moved to the city - and how to avoid them

Birmingham is one of the most diverse and multi-cultural cities in the UK and more and more people who want to explore the UK beyond London visit Birmingham. Not only does Birmingham have amazing attractions but it renowned for its food scene, with the most Michelin starred restaurants outside London.

Once upon a time, Birmingham was known for industrial works but it has had a facelift since then - and is now a modern and glitzy city but, with it’s uniqueness intact.

The things that make Birmingham unique can sometimes be difficult for visitors to understand and they may end up making mistakes. For instance, “You all right bab?” just means “Are you OK, my love?”

If you don’t want to get caught making a cultural faux pas - there are some things to keep in mind when visiting Birmingham.

Below are 17 mistakes tourists make (and, I did too when I first moved here in 2021 from New Delhi) and how to avoid them:

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