City Breaks


#721

In and around new street has some nice bars. Then you have the Jewellery Quarter and around Colmore Row. I wouldn’t say there’s a massive gang culture. There’s two main gangs who are based up around Villa Park. They tend to just shoot each other to be fair.


#722

Should have taken a bus/train down to Heidelberg from Frankfurt. It’s a cracking spot with a lovely feel/look to it. Also a student town so some great beer halls etc for a bit of craic.


#723

there’d be a lot of rag heads in Brum? I’d imagine these security measures described are to stop a London Bridge style attack


#724

Yes, there’s a big Indian and Pakistani population in Birmingham. It’s a big recruitment and fundraising centre for ISIS etc. Quite a lot of Catholic Indians from Kerala.


#725

I got the feeling that the non-white population overwhelms the white population in the urban areas of the city centre.


#726

You are probably right but what’s that got to do with anything?


#727

Just an observation.


#728

I found the city surprisingly pleasant when I was staying there a couple of years ago.


#729

Signing in from Birmingham.

A fine city.


#730

Brummies have a great accent


#731

A fucking hellhole


#732

Signing in from Manchester.

A fine city. A lovely weekend buzz here today.


#733

Where did you venture to in Birmingham last night?


#734

Went to that Indian place but it was closing - most restaurants were at 10. Found an Italian spot and then went to some bars near New Street. Very quiet generally.


#735

Birmingham and Manchester. Worst business trip ever.

Have you been demoted?


#736

A city that has been massively transformed in the last 5 years. Far greater mix of people as well there now, not just dour northerners. Still rains far too much though.


#737

Manchester is ridiculously vibrant at the moment. Most underrated city in the UK.


#738

The yellow slacks, blazer and slip ons will never be seen again.


#739

who is underrated by?


#740

Have a think about that one for a second