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Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+city+with+a+great+mix+of+amazing+modern+architecture
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Birmingham - A wonderful city with a great mix of amazing modern architecture

Let us introduce you to the creativity of Birmingham's architects and the wonderful modern architecture through features, galleries and maps and tours. 

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Rose Villa Tavern - A Birmingham Gem!

The Rose Villa Tavern is a public house in the Jewellery Quarter near The Golden Square and Chamberlain Clock, at the corner of Vyse Street and Warstone Lane. Opened in 1920.

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Hen & Chickens - A Birmingham Gem!

Hen & Chickens is a public house on the corner of Constitution Hill and Henrietta Street. Built in 1875 by architect J. S. Davis. Now serves Cask & Curry.

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Kings Heath Library - A Birmingham Gem!

Kings Heath Library was built in the year 1905 on the High Street, for the then King's Norton & Northfield Urban District Council (it became part of Birmingham from 1911).

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Peaky Blinders - Castle Fine Art by artist Jon Jones

A series of Peaky Blinders paintings based on all six series of the hit BBC TV series, have been installed on the Hill Street Wall near Birmingham New Street Station. Artist Jon Jones.

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Brunswick Square, Brindleyplace - A Birmingham Gem!

Brunswick Square is the lesser known of the three public squares at Brindleyplace in Westside, Birmingham. It is near Five and Eleven Brindleyplace and Hilton Garden Inn.

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Passions: Modern Architecture, Squares and public spaces
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Kings Norton Station - A Birmingham Gem!

Kings Norton Station is on the Cross City Line near Cotteridge. Only platform 1 and 4 in use. The Camp Hill Line joins near the station. The station originally opened in 1849.

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Longbridge Station - A Birmingham Gem!

Longbridge Station is on the Cross City Line in South West Birmingham. Close to Longbridge Town Centre on Longbridge Lane. Opened 1978. Station building at Longbridge Lane rebuilt in 2018-19.

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Aston Station - A Villa Park railway station in Birmingham!

Aston Station serves both Villa Park for Aston Villa FC, as well as Aston Hall & Park. It is where the Chase and Cross City Line's split just before Spaghetti Junction. Opened 1837.

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The Bell, Harborne - A Birmingham Gem!

The Bell is an 18th century public house on Old Church Road near St Peter's Church Harborne.

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Jewellery Quarter Station - A City Gem!

Jewellery Quarter Station was opened on the Jewellery Line in 1995 between Birmingham Snow Hill and Smethwick Galton Bridge. A tram stop was added in 1999. At Vyse Street in the JQ.

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Five Ways Station - A City Gem!

Five Ways Station opened on the Cross City Line in 1978 at Islington Row Middleway in Edgbaston, Birmingham (just outside the City Centre). The original station existed here from 1885 to 1944.

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Minerva Works, Digbeth - A Birmingham Gem!

Minerva Works is situated on Fazeley Street in Digbeth. Home of art related units: Centrala, Grand Union, Vivid Projects and Stryx. One of the buildings at Warwick Bar.

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Grand Theatre - A Wolverhampton Gem!

The Grand Theatre is situated on Lichfield Street in Wolverhampton City Centre. Dates to 1894 by the architect Charles J. Phipps. It is now a Grade II* listed building.

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Belgrade Theatre - A Coventry Gem!

The Belgrade Theatre is in Belgrade Square, Coventry, near Corporation Street. A Grade II listed building, it was built in 1956 - 58, by the Coventry City Architect's Department.

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Birmingham Coach Station - A Birmingham Gem in Digbeth!

National Express opened Birmingham Coach Station in 2009, on the site of what was previously Digbeth Coach Station until 2007. Originally opened in 1929 as a bus depot for Midland Red.

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Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station - A Coventry Gem!

Pool Meadow Bus Station was opened in Coventry City Centre in 1994 by the then Lord Mayor of Coventry. Now used by National Express buses and coaches. Close to Millennium Place.

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Holy Trinity Church, Coventry - A Coventry medieval gem!

Holy Trinity Church in Coventry dates to the 12th century, and is the only medieval church in Coventry that is complete. It has one of the tallest non-cathedral spires in the UK.

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Lifford Hall - A Birmingham Hidden Gem!

Lifford Hall is situated on Tunnel Lane near Lifford Reservoir in Lifford, Birmingham. Hidden away behind a gate, and dates to the early 17th century, with an 18th century watch tower (folly).

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The Black Sabbath Bench - A Birmingham Gem!

The Black Sabbath bench is a celebration of the pioneering success of the Birmingham Heavy Metal band on Broad Street on the now named Black Sabbath Bridge over the canal.

 

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The former Harborne Fire Station - A Birmingham Gem!

A Grade II listed building in Harborne, built in 1907. It was formerly Harborne Fire Station, but now it is just flats or apartments. At Gordon Road near Rose Road in Harborne.

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The Brandwood Tunnel - a Historic Gem!

The Brandwood Tunnel is on the Stratford-on-Avon Canal near Brandwood in South Birmingham (between Kings Heath & Kings Norton). It opened in 1802 and is over 300 metres long.

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Passions: History & heritage, Rivers, lakes & canals, Classic Architecture
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Holliday Street Aqueduct - a Canal Network Gem!

The Holliday Street Aqueduct is on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, and built in 1870. It is now close to The Mailbox, Arena Central and Gas Street Basin. Grade II listed.

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Summerfield Police Station - A Birmingham Gem!

Summerfield Police Station was a former police station on the Dudley Road in Summerfield, Birmingham, near Summerfield Park. They moved to Icknield Port Road.

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The Bank, 22a Great Hampton Street (Formerly Lloyds Bank), Birmingham - Placemaking with community

The former Lloyds Bank building at 22a Great Hampton Street is being renovated by Cordia Blackswan, specilaists in the restoration of historic buildings.

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