Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tour of Birmingham, London

Birmingham is known as the heart of England. It has a special appeal in its nicest attractions, museums, art galleries and an excellent shopping fun. Birmingham is the metropolitan city in the West Midlands County of England. It is also called as the "city of thousand trades".


Birmingham has a temperate maritime climate, with maximum average temperatures in summers and winters.


You will get the transport facilities such as bus, local train and tram. Birmingham is a major transport hub on the motorway, rail, and canal networks. The city is served by a number of major motorways and probably the best known motorway junction in the UK, Spaghetti Junction. Birmingham International Airport is sixth largest airport.


1.Cadbury World
This offers plenty for both kids as well as adults. There are rides, a factory tour, chocolate-making exhibitions and lots of the popular chocolates for sale at discount prices in the factory shop. You can also learn about the history of both chocolate and the Cadbury family through a series of colorful demonstrations and interactive displays.

2.Ackers adventure
It is an urban outdoor adventurous activity center. The 70 acre semi-rural site offers a wide range of activities including Skiing, Snowboarding and Climbing; Canoeing, Kayaking, Management Training & Human Resource Development Courses, Orienteering, 4 Wheel Drive Course and lots more.

3.Aston Park
It is a popular park with locals and visitors. It is valuable green area with the exciting hall called as magnificent Aston Hall, which holds many fine art treasures, splendid furniture, textiles and metalwork.

4.National Sea Life Center
It is the most thrilling aquarium as it is a 360° transparent tunnel, which lets you stand in the middle of the ocean while sharks and other aquatic life forms swim around you. There are 55 displays in total, including the "Kingdom of the Seahorse" and "Claws," featuring the massive Japanese spider crab amongst other fearsome crustacean.

5.Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses
This is one of the finest gardens for you to see where you can see the stunning greenery along with some beautiful glasshouses. Attractions besides plants include: indoor aviaries, a restaurant with a fantastic view of the gardens, a children's adventure playground, a gift shop and plant centre and a gallery displaying work by local artists.

6.Victoria Square
This is the popular meeting and a relaxing point. Here you will find the ancient massive building with a stunning fountain containing a sculpture. You will also see the stone lamps and statues of sphinxes adorning the grounds.

7.Cannon Hill Park
This is the perfect and awesome park for family entertainment. It includes facilities such as boating, lakes, playgrounds, tennis courts, tropical greenhouses and nature conservation areas. It is also known as the home of the Midland Arts Centre. The park also organizes variety of concerts, performances and the annual Fireworks Fantasia.

8.Oak House
It is a gorgeous timber framed building where it has paneled rooms and inside and fine collection of furniture. The gardens are very pleasant with the beautiful scenery all around.

9.Thinktank Museum
This is a marvelous museum which displays everything for the attraction of kids such as steam engines to intestines. This exciting museum has over 200 hands-on displays on science and technology from the past, present and future including a high-tech Planetarium and IMAX Cinema.

10.Birmingham Zoo
This zoo is home to more than 250 animals, including varied species of birds, reptiles and mammals. Meet the zoo's most famous resident, Babec, a Western Lowland gorilla who received the first-ever gorilla pacemaker courtesy of a medical team that included UAB physicians.

Thus the tour of Birmingham city in London will be very exciting and entertaining.

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