Unexpected tourist destination? | Birmingham Travel Vlog

Unexpected tourist destination? | Birmingham Travel Vlog 

birmingham travel vlog

“So what’s so special about Birmingham?” – Honestly? Not much. (You might want to think twice about coming hereūüėā)¬†They say you’re never a tourist of your own hometown¬†and I would like to extend that to not just your hometown but country. Live in England and you’ll know what I mean.¬†

What makes traveling fascinating is the novelty of experiences, cultures and sensations when you embark on a new adventure abroad. If you’ve lived in a place for over 18 years of your life, 99% of this novelty has worn off. However in this Birmingham Travel Vlog, I¬†try to see my hometown through the eyes of a tourist again and embark on my own Birmingham travel adventure.

birmingham-travel-vlog
In last week’s Birmingham Travel Vlog, I showed you Grand Central Station

(Luckily) Birmingham has been getting a major construction facelift over the past few years, breaking away from it’s industrial, dated past. Last week I showed you the glorious Grand Central Station and this week I’ve got something even better to show you.

It’s modern, breathtaking and cost ¬£189m to build.¬†It is pretty random once you find out what it is¬†and it’s not something you’d expect to visit as a tourist but if it’s free, why not? ‘Cos who doesn’t love free stuff?

Birmingham travel vlog

Yes that is a lift.¬†How cool is it? So cool that sadly it’s out of order 90% of the time due to its popularity I’m assuming.

Forget the Birmingham Eye, you can enjoy splendid views from the rooftop of this cool building for free!¬†It’s even better at sunset if you can be bothered to make the effort.¬†(I, uh obviously couldn’t sorry)

birmingham travel vlog
Enjoying the view

Find out what this awesome tourist attraction is and more in my latest Birmingham Travel Vlog here:



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *