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Take a cruise along Brindley's canal
Sherborne Wharf is located in the center of Birmingham. Their base, Heritage Narrow Boats, is on the Oozle Street Loop on Brindley’s canal.
If you book an outing with Heritage, you many choose from a variety of boat trips, Sunday Buffet Lunch Cruises, Evening Entertainment Cruises or other events. Take a water bus to your destination, or enjoy a relaxing boat ride around the ICC with a snack or a drink on their Floating Coffee Co.
Services also include corporate entertainment and parties afloat with catering services available. Boat yard services and rental is also offered on Sherborne Wharf.
Full of Jacobean wonders and premier soccer excitement, the Aston - Handsworth area is one of the city’s most affluent neighborhoods as well. Aston Hall, and the surrounds, offer just the right touch of class to compliment Aston Villa FC’s exploits in the football stadium. You find many a luxurious teas spot in Handsworth Wood, and there’s no shortage of dining and shopping glee along Soho Road either. To get a feel for Birmingham’s upper-crust, even stuffy side, this is the place for it.Find out more about Aston - Handsworth
Beardsley Green is a primarily residential neighborhood to the East of the city center. Made up of several smaller communities, it is home of City Football Club, Yardley Cricket Ground, several local hospitals, and a score of neighborhood bars and shopping centers. Some nightlife venues are about, as are a number of good restaurants. Don’t expect a buzzing tourist Mecca, but do expect some local flavor and a less busy atmosphere than in some other parts of town.Find out more about Bordesley Green
Like most UK cities, the place to wine, dine, shop, and sightseeing in Birmingham is the sprawling City Center neighborhood. Here visitors will find Chamberlain Square, Victoria Square, the Birmingham Art Gallery the glorious Town Hall and Council House, and many more famous attractions. With more canals than Venice, and upscale fashion shopping to compete with any major city, this Birmingham area is one you simply cannot miss. Be sure and spend a day at the famous Bullring shopping center.Find out more about City Center
The Edgbaston area of Birmingham is one of the most popular, loaded with fun and interesting things to do and see. Here you’ll find such attractions as Birmingham University, the Barber Institute, Cannon Hill Park, and Edgbaston Cricket Ground, among the many others. There’s also a wealth of green spaces, fine dining spots, as well as some great nightlife venues to explore as well. For the newcomer to town, exploring out from Hagley Road is a great place to start seeing this area.Find out more about Edgbaston
If you ever wondered about what inspired J R R Tolkien to write Lord of the Rings, look no further than Hall Green, where the author spent his youth. Lush and green as ever, Birmingham comes here to relax and get in touch with nature. Take a load off while you visit the legendary Greyhound Stadium, Sarehole Mill, or any of a number of green spaces and parks. Cricket to bowling, canoeing or just picnicking, there’s a lot of outdoorsy entertainment here, plus some nice pubs too.Find out more about Hall Green
One of Birmingham’s favorite residential areas, Harborne is home of the the Blue Coat School, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, great restaurants, and many fine shopping venues. Not as “touristy” as some others of the city’s areas, this part of town does have a lot of activities to offer. Green spaces like Queen’s Park, and others, afford fantastic family outdoor choices, while the Harborne Golf Course affords duffers and pros alike some fine championship golf. Expect a more leisurely pace here too.Find out more about Harborne
Just outside the City Center area, Hockley is home of Birmingham’s famed Jewelry Quarter. For trinkets to suit and taste and budget, this is a place to find deals on those wearable treasures we all love. Visit the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, as well as the flurry of shops and markets set to grab your touristic dollar. There’s also no end to the cafe bars one can hang out at here, as well as some good and inexpensive restaurants. The atmosphere here is casual, so dress for comfort.Find out more about Hockley
Moseley, home of UB40 and none other than the Moseley Bog, is a favorite student hangout. A curious area known for its bars, pubs, and cheap hotels, the neighborhood also sports some of the city’s most unique shopping boutiques and eclectic restaurants mixed in. Visitors these days will also find quite a few well monied residents occupy larger old homes, not to mention Moseley Park and Pool, and the National Exhibition Centre.Find out more about Moseley
For a mix of the best kept gardens imagineable, and out and out wilderness bliss, Sutton Coldfield is the best nature excursion you’ll find in Birmingham. 2500 acres of park stretches across what is otherwise a quaint retirement community. Expect to find peace and quiet, and lots of it here. Class cafes, restaurants, and some shopping are also hands, but the big draw is the great outdoors. Bring the blanket, Frisbee, and picnic basket.Find out more about Sutton Coldfield
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