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    Posted on Feb 23, 2015

    26 Reasons Never To Go To Birmingham

    Nothing but roads and concrete.

    1. All the buildings in Birmingham are industrial and grey.

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    Victoria Square, Birmingham city centre.

    2. Seriously, it's just one big, heap of concrete.

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    Selly Manor Museum, Birmingham.

    3. Has anyone even bothered building anything there since the '70s?

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    Bullring shopping centre, Birmingham.

    4. The city's just one massive sea of gloomy grey.

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    Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham.

    5. And it's even duller and greyer in the winter when the sun doesn't come out.

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    Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas market, Britain's biggest festive market.

    6. More canals than Venice? Shame Birmingham's are just shit-streams of rubbish.

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    The canal in Birmingham city centre.

    7. Birmingham is surrounded by nothing but motorways and ridiculous tangled up junctions.

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    Lickey Hills Country Park, south west Birmingham.

    8. Nothing cool has ever come out of Birmingham.

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    Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi, Black Sabbath


    Rob Halford, Judas Priest

    9. Absolutely nobody of note comes from Birmingham.

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    Duran Duran.

    10. Is there even such thing as a Birmingham celebrity?

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    Lenny Henry


    Julie Walters

    11. Cultural icons? Birmingham? Pull the other one.

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    12. Brummies have got no sense of humour.

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    The often defaced street sign for Dogpool Lane, Stirchley.

    13. Tourists! Pfft, what would they even come and see?

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    Rhododendrons in full bloom at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

    14. Birmingham has contributed nothing major to the country at all.

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    Cadbury's, Bournville.

    15. Nobody cares about Birmingham's sports teams.

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    Aston Villa, Birmingham.

    16. Who'd hold a sporting event in Birmingham anyway?

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    Edgbaston cricket ground.

    17. The city centre is just a mess of roads and traffic.

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    Birmingham Town Hall at Night.

    18. You'd struggle to get a good meal in Birmingham.

    19. There's just no good restaurants, you see.

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    Chung Ying restaurant, China town, Birmingham.

    20. Wildlife? Forget about it.

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    Peacock at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

    21. The thing with Birmingham, is that it's a city with no pride.

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    Birmingham Pride.

    22. If you're looking for culture, then look elsewhere, my friend.

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    Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square.

    23. Absolutely no character.

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    Birmingham university.

    24. Total shit-hole.

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    Victoria Square, Birmingham.

    25. Nope, nothing to see here.

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    Brindleyplace, Birmingham.

    26. Trust us, Birmingham is not worth bothering with.

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    A Birmingham park.

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