I spent last weekend visiting the iconic second city of the United Kingdom, Birmingham. Hosting some fantastic heritage and history in this beautiful place, I will today be talking about what I got up to while I was over there.
Birmingham has the largest German christmas market outside of its home country in the whole of Europe, and it really is a fantastic setting at this time of year. With stalls offering a range of gifts, food and of course German beer, it really is a sight to behold.
I also took a visit to the University of Birmingham, somewhere I am thinking of studying next year when I have to begin my applications to university, deciding where to take my career path next.
Another place I visited was the Jewellery Quarter Birmingham, the heartbeat of the jewellery trade in the West Midlands. It’s a vibrant area just off the city centre that boats a vast range of jewellers, manufacturers, restaurants and bars, a museum and much more.
With the run up to christmas well and truly in full flow, and the winter weather set in, I decided to join the rest of the crowds last weekend and partake in some christmas shopping!
While I was shopping around in the quarter, I thought some jewellery would make a fantastic present for my sister, especially with her being so hard to buy for. I saw a beautiful set of 9ct gold hoop earrings in one of the jewellery shops there, and just had to buy them.
Overall, my trip to Birmingham last weekend was really special and I would recommend anyone to visit, there’s plenty to see and do, especially around christmas time. Visiting the Birmingham jewellery quarter and the christmas markets were definitely the highlights of the trip.