If you want to get the most out of a city, ask a local.
And we’re not alone. Keep on top of what’s on in Birmingham with tips from the online experts.
The email: I Choose Birmingham
Sign up to this newsletter and you’ll get a cheeringly bright pink email every few weeks, packed with Brummie good stuff.
It’s smartly written and shows off the best of the city for young professionals. Expect places to eat, high and low culture, and nights out, with a particular fondness for Digbeth.
We love the ‘You Choose’ mini-column that ends every email: a local eatery decides what’s on the reviewer’s plate.
The instagram: Bite Your Brum
Warning: foodie blogger Laura’s instagram will make you hungry.
So if you fancy whiling away your lunch hour looking at gorgeous food and plotting when you can eat it, she’s a must-follow.
She’s a passionate Brummie with a fondness for celebrating our best independent cafes and restaurants. Favourites include some of the city’s absolute gems: the bao buns at Tiger Bites Pig; pasta at Laghi’s deli; and the Roscoff onion at Harborne Kitchen.
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The twitter: BrumCulture
Birmingham City Council might not be top of your to-follow list.
But if you’re always thinking ‘oh, I wish I’d bought tickets before that sold out,’ their @BrumCulture feed is a brilliant way to stay on top of what’s happening.
They pull together content from tweeting venues across the city: dance and theatre, art exhibitions and museums, comedy gigs and live music.
There’s still time to book onto our poetry showcase at @VervePoetryFest on 23rd Feb! We can’t wait for #Verve2020 and we can’t wait to see you there either… @AkhtarSascha is just one of poets we’ve selected to showcase for you all!
— The Emma Press (@TheEmmaPress) February 12, 2020
The website: Visit Birmingham
Birmingham’s a city with a clear sense of identity, and that shines through at Visit Birmingham.
It’s a complete overview of everything a visitor might need to know, from the character of the different districts to what’s on while you’re here. If you’re a local, you’ll find plenty of useful info too.
The site is produced by the West Midlands Growth Company. Their role is to attract more people to the region – from tourists to investors – so don’t expect any brutal reviews here!
But you won’t find corporate-speak or false advertising either. It’s a well-written and very comprehensive site, and one we often find helpful for conference and event guests who want to explore the city while they’re here.
Any recommendations for us?
Let us know in the comments below.