Birmingham

Review Breakdown

Transport
Nights Out
Shopping
Eating Out
Value for Money
Entertainment

Reviews

Anonymous

Lots of things to do Various cultures Great travel network Thriving communities But gets a bit too busy around certain times of the year Too many options for food. Deciding is hard

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Anonymous

Nice town, many places to eat and has rich diverse society so lots of different people to meet as well as good nightlife for students

Anonymous

Birmingham is amazing for shopping. It’s main shopping attraction is The Bullring in the centre with a wide variety of clothes shops such as New Look, Primark, JD and Vans as well as many food shops such as MyCookieDough, Five Guys and McDonalds. As well as The Bullring for mainstream clothing (which can become very crowded if you’re not used to a city environment), there is also Custard Factory on Gibb Street which contains lots of vintage clothing stores including Cow and hosts several vintage clothing sales that are amazing value for money if you go early enough to get a great pick. I am yet to go on a night out because I’ve only just turned 18 but my friends say that it’s a great place to go out and meet people in places like Pryzm and I’m excited to go to Ghetto Golf as it looks like a great place to go. I have been to Sunflower Lounge to watch a few of my friends gigs and the staff are always really friendly and it’s a great place to chill if you’re looking for a drink and great music.

Anonymous

Growing up here has allowed me to explore the city over a long period of time and learn its ins and outs, and I have to say - there’s a lot more to Birmingham than meets the eye. It seems like your typical English city - packed high streets with fanciful restaurants, but the Birmingham that you may seek lies with its many, often hidden, communities across the city - there are plenty of towns and neighbourhoods that have come to be a part of Birmingham, but still have distinctive character. From the skaters of Quinton, to Digbeth streetwear, the foodies of Brindleyplace or even the various music scenes (Jazz, grime, RnB, classical) across the city, there’s something for everyone in Birmingham - if you’re not afraid to get out there and explore, or do quick google searches. The ease of access by the great Network West Midlands transport services makes exploration of the city seemless. You can get from inner city attractions like the Bullring shopping mall or New Street station to beautiful countryside such as Lickey Hills or Sutton Park in 1-2 buses. As for those more conventional, a classic night out can be found in the club/pub crawls at Broad Street, and other entertainment complexes such as Broadway Plaza and Star City can offer many attractions for fun for the whole family. Whilst it can be said that these can be found anywhere, in Birmingham these are much more easily accessible. Sometimes there are big seasonal events such as ice rinks, preloved clothes kilo sales, open air film showings or the famous Christmas German market, so it’s good to keep an eye out for those too - some are exclusive! At a glance, Birmingham may seem a bit standard or boring, but if you’re willing to dig a bit, you can shape out a Birmingham that you’ll personally love.

Anonymous

Birmingham is a nice city where everything is super convenient. Shops are accessible and the city centre is very easy to reach. Food is great as there are a rather big variety of them, from Polish to Thai and from Chinese to Singaporean dishes. Museums in Birmingham are pretty good too, especially if one is interested in history and art. People here are friendly and helpful so there's no worrying about feeling unsafe. There's a bunch of bars near the canal on Broad street for those who like having fun night outside.

Anonymous

Bad city, rubbish, boring, London is the best, Birmingham is cold. I’m currently cold. Et tu warmth. #cold #boring. Yo Birmingham, get a waitrose

Anonymous

Very cultured. Good food places and shopping options. Value for money is pretty good and transport links make it well accessible. Birmingham has some very good schooling and universities to offer. However, public transport should be made cheaper to relieve congestion on the roads. Also there are some areas which are quite deprived and so more money should be invested in these areas to improve the quality of life.

Anonymous

Really nice big city, clean and tidy. Car park that we booked was within a walking distance to the city centre, everything easily accessible, some good shops on the high street. Visited museum in Birmingham which was for free, overall, a great experience and would definitely recommend visiting this city.

Anonymous

Birmingham is definitely a city like no other. It is worth noting that it is one of the youngest cities in England. With that being said, the night life is pretty vibrant as there are many bars/clubs around the city centre. In addition to that, there are also a lot of stores and restaurants around the area so you’ll never really run out of places to go. Farther away from the city center, Birmingham also have its nature side with canals and many parks.

Anonymous

Ok city, however feels quite rough and is a bit dull. Not that much going on that isnt expensive. Love digbeth :) Nights out are good, we love snobs!

Anonymous

Birmingham is a great city to be a student in. Public transport to city centre from most places runs every 10 minutes, Bullring shopping centre has every shop you could want (including the world's biggest Primark!), and the nightlife is diverse and has something for everyone. There are plenty of restaurants and fast food places that are cheap enough for students and there are lots of places to visit and activities to do.

Anonymous

Plenty of green spaces, lots of stuff to do in the city centre, cheap transport and affordable drinks. University also located in a nice area, with fairly reasonably priced accomodation.

Anonymous

Transport is good, plently of shops to chose from ranging from cheaper clothes store to higher end, a huge range of food shops aswell.

Anonymous

Multicultural now even though there are really high crime rates there is lots to do in Birmingham from the popular Bullring, To the variety of shops and entertainment to different cultures and backgrounds it is a site to see

Anonymous

Great place with lots to do but not much sense of a community within the universities - I’ve known places like Nottingham Trent to have more socials whereas with Birmingham you mostly have to plan your own nights out. Lots of places for shopping and having fun though

Anonymous

I think Birmingham is a top quality city for a reasonable price. I think everything is easily accessible by public transport, and there is a lot to do. The city centre is easy to find and navigate with lots of things to do so that you can’t be bored.

Anonymous

Night life very good, especially on weekends. A good range of classy and affordable restaurants. A great range of activities to undertake, such as the think tank and the cinema. The bull ring is legendary, one of the biggest shopping centres in the UK, meaning anything u need can be easily purchased.

Anonymous

So much going on always something to do the night life is brilliant the restaurants are good. There are always activities going on.

Anonymous

It’s such a big city with so many different activities to be involved in. From walking down the canal to partying all night . Bars and restaurants have friendly staff and the night life is amazing . You’ll meet so many different people by engaging in activities, surveys or mini performances

Anonymous

Birmingham city is a very great place to live in as everything is available. I don’t drive because the transport is available 24 hours and the service is quite good. The city is full of entertainment as there are many thing that could be done, such as shopping in Bullring and in a lot of other shops; nights out at the clubs of Broad Street which are amazing etc. There is also a large variety of restaurants available in the city: Asian, Indian, Mexican etc.

Anonymous

Birmingham is very good got shopping, fun activities for groups of young friends. Great places to eat out

Anonymous

A night out in Birmingham doesn’t have to be an expensive one which is in my opinion one of the best parts. A lot of clubs have drink deals including £1 shots and deals on multi buys such as Nightingales in the gay quarter and events such as Uprawr. The musics great and the locals are very welcoming, especially in the gay clubs. There’s somewhere for everyone when it comes to going out in Birmingham. There’s also the museum, sea life centre, custard factory and the bullring shopping centre. There are also a wide variety of restaurants including grand central and many many more that often offer a student discount too.

Anonymous

Birmingham has everything you could possibly need, a massive shopping centre surrounded by restaurants and bars- ranging from low priced to Michelin star standard. The value for money is noteworthy. There are comedy clubs and escape rooms and many more exciting things to do.

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