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Birmingham’s combination of old and new make it a must-visit city

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IMG_4004Birmingham‘s new civic library, a towering gleaming box clad in a filigree of black and gold metalwork, which rises ten floors above Centenary Square, is testimony to the transformation underway in England’s second city.

This week Birmingham was this week named one of 2015’s Top 10 Cities by the Rough Guides. No no longer England’s industrial powerhouse, now it is the services sector that drives its growth. But it’s iron and sweat heritage has been at the heart of its redevelopment with extensive areas of buildings

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