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Birmingham may be England's second city in terms of size, but it has a unique and exciting character built up from the fact that it has been such a major commercial and industrial centre for hundreds of years, and has been influenced by people from all over the world. Birmingham has been a melting pot of different cultures for so long that it has absorbed them all, and is a unique place to visit and offers an incomparable slant on modern UK life.
Birmingham's reputation as a major commercial city is probably best exemplified by the Bullring shopping centre. As one of the first major shopping complexes in the whole of Europe, The Bullring is the father of almost every other shopping mall in the country in terms of the way the experience has been developed.
Birmingham's unique culture is well examined in the various museums in the city centre which tell the story of the importance of industry in the Midlands, and the vital role that Birmingham and it's people has played in creating the transport network around the UK.
Birmingham has a large Indian population, and is the acknowledged centre of Asian cuisine and culture. Birmingham is the birthplace of the Bali single dish meal, and many of the city centre restaurants offer you the chance to enjoy a taste.
Thanks to its location right in the heart of Britain, it is a great idea to book car hire in Birmingham to give yourself the freedom to explore other parts of the midlands or central Wales. Top attractions within an hour of Birmingham include the pottery town of Stoke and nearby theme park Alton Towers, the city of Coventry with its famous cathedral – one ruined during the bombing raids of World War 2, and one built in its shadow to reflect and replace it.
Stratford Upon Avon is the home of Shakespeare, and a fascinating place to visit in order to get a taste of British Culture, or to see a performance by one of the best theatre groups in the whole world during the summer outdoor season.
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