OT: Few hrs to kill in birmingham centre tomorrow. what to do?
Cannon Hill Park is about 1 mile from the centre, follow signs for the MAC or Edgebaston Cricket Ground, it’s opposite the latter.
Or, take your bike and go and ride some urban stuff, there are lots of steps and drops to play on, just follow your nose and you’ll find something. The canal is a good place to start as is the The Mailbox.
If you decide a pub may be your best bet a few to try are:
The Post Office Vault – 350 beers to try in a great little dirty bar.
MPW @ Mailbox – A bit pretentious but has great views over the city.
The Actress and Bishop – Over towards the Jewelry Quarter, a bit of a dive but good music and a great atmosphere
The Old Contemptible’s – A Birmingham institution, good beer, my Dad’s favourite pub!
There are loads more, if you want some more ideas post back!
And if you’re not drinking just take a wander around, it’s really quite a nice city. Head to the Mailbox for a coffee maybe, walk around the canal’s towards Brindley Place, the area around Snowhill Station and towards St Paul’s sqaure is nice and the lounge at Hotel du Vin is not a bad place if you’re no drinking.Posted 4 years agowinchMember
I’d second taking a run along the canal. More specifically, I’d join the canal at the Symphony Hall (you can walk through to reach the canal at the back). You cross a bridge then you want to head to the left. This takes you along quite a scenic stretch of the canal and out towards the university. If thats not far enough then you can detour when you reach ‘the vale’ (a very nice park en circled by student halls but will be very quite at the moment).Posted 4 years ago
I wouldn’t recoomend running along the canals in the dark. I used to walk to walk along the canals sometimes and the amount of times I had to avoid human faeces would make me think twice about going down there at night.
The new library is meant to be good. Or maybe some jazz at the yardbird?Posted 4 years agoThe Wrong TrousersSubscriber
rOcKeTdOg – Member
Funnily enough, I rode down the canal from the Mailbox all the way to Worcester the other day and very pleasant it was too.
Apart from the estate over the wast hill tunnel surely?
For real ale go to the welly
Oh yeah, that’s true, I had wiped that from my memory …..Posted 4 years ago
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