Ever wanted to go skydiving and shark diving? Or zip-wire out of a chinook helicopter?
Well, you can do all these things and more all in one place thanks to a certain British adventurer – Bear Grylls. Located in Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC), you can book one, two or all of the thrilling activities on offer to “Escape the ordinary and achieve something epic”.
Step back in time to the gang-ridden streets of Birmingham in the late 1800s with Peaky Tours. Run by one of the city’s most reputable historians, you’ll hear stories about real gang leaders and see the locations that their mobs frequented.
The Balti was born in Birmingham, so it’s only right to have one while here. The Balti Triangle – an area in the city dedicated to the delicious dish – is home to award-winning and family-run restaurants like Shahab and Adil’s.
The Shakespeare Express – one of the remaining few working steam trains in England – runs between Birmingham and Stratford Upon Avon, past farms, villages and never-ending countryside. You can opt for a delicious on-board meal too.