In a walk around Birmingham’s city centre, we discovered that there were many drastically different atmospheres to be found, within each district. This was particularly unusual, given the relatively small space that we explored, with abandoned factories and industrial buildings, shops and malls, tall offices and canals all being within a short walking distance from each other.
I personally found the industrial parts to the city to be the most interesting. The canals and factories were what I felt to be the most unique element to Birmingham, perhaps because it is so deep rooted in its history. However, there also seems to be a youthful energy in areas such as Digbeth and with all the pubs and restaurants that sit on the canal side. It’s areas like these which I feel could be turned into a legitimate tourist attraction for Birmingham and would be worth writing a guide about.