This isn't the best city for me. Its always very busy and some of the shops are quite expensive.
Birmingham is such a great place to visit lots of shops history it has it all The new train station is a excellent place to go and shop it has a light open feel with upper floors I love going there The German Christmas markets was just there and was amazing
Birmingham is very famous and always crowded and popular. Every people like to see the Queen's Palace and watch the changing guard. Sometimes when it is raining, then they will cancelled the events and everyone so disappointed.
Birmingham is slowly turning around and is now a great place for a days shopping or nights drinking. There are also a some great restaurants. Be sure to check out the scene around the canal at the mail box.