Activities in Birmingham

11Birmingham may be the home of many sports teams, but where you can you go yourself for some instant sporting fulfillment?


At the Redpoint Indoor Climbing and Bouldering Centre in Cecil Street, Birmingham, there is something for climbers of all talent levels. Total beginners can book lessons or courses while more experienced climbers can take their pick from over 300 routes.

The History of Birmingham

Britain’s second-largest city, Birmingham, has a long history that dates back thousands of years. It was no more than a small hamlet in the 7th century, lying on the edge of the ancient and once vast Forest of Arden. This small hamlet had turned into a medium-sized market town by the Middle Ages and then, skipping forward a few hundred years, became an important cultural and industrial center.

Edgbaston Cricket Ground

Home to Warwickshire County Cricket Club, Edgbaston Cricket Ground is one of the UK’s largest cricketing venues. Coming fourth only to Lord’s, Old Trafford, and The Oval in terms of size, it plays host to many Test matches, One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals as well as first-class county cricket matches.