Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Christmas in Birmingham

My next adventure took me and my friends to the midlands where we visited an old school friend in Birmingham.
We got the train super early and arrived in Birmingham at 9.45. Grand Central (Birmingham New Street Station), has only recently opened and its amazing - the architecture and atrium is stunning, so of course we got the selfie stick out, much to the amusement of passersby!
We met our friend and walked straight into the city to the Christmas market, this is meant to be the best German market in Europe outside Germany - however we were not enthralled by it! To us it was like any other christmas market - still lovely to walk around and get in the Christmas spirit.
We were then taken on a tour of Birmingham, visited places you would never normally visit including a fruit and veg market and also the custard factory area. Here we visited a cool sweet shop called McTunneys where we all picked some sweeties to enjoy. Follow @mctunneys on instragram!

It was absolutely freezing so we nipped into the Bull Ring for a bit of shopping and to the best make up store - Kiko! ps 913 lipstick is amazing!
We were starting to feel a bit peckish so our friend suggested a pub near her that had recently opened called The Plough. We drove out of the centre parked outside her house and then walked into the highstreet.
As we knew we were having a big dinner all three of us chose the root vegetable and bacon soup served with soft bread. It hit the spot and warmed us up. We then wandered back to our pals house stopping off at every charity shop on the way - there were 13 in total on the highstreet!!
In the evening we headed to the area renowned for curry and had the most amazing indian feast ever - we all agreed it was one of the nicest curries we had ever enjoyed. We shared rice, bombay aloo and some chickpea dish the waiter recommended between the table, along with a ginormous naan bread. We all had our own curry dish with the balti dopiaza being the favourite.
The next day we wandered around the centre again before getting the train home.
I very much enjoyed my weekend away from home and cannot wait for Christmas now!
Next stop Brighton in a couple of weeks! xoxo

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