Based in the West Midlands of England, Birmingham is Britain’s second largest city. Having been known as the ‘City of 1000 trades’ and ‘Workshop of the world’ during the Victorian era, Birmingham is once again being recognised as a destination for culture and shopping.
Birmingham has a very rich history and was at the centre of the industrial revolution due to the many trades that we produced within the city. Some of the city’s beautiful Victorian and Georgian architecture was destroyed during the Second World War, with many of the buildings having to be replaced not to mention the destructive concrete revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. However, since the late 1990s, Birmingham has undergone a radical transformation with many of the post war buildings being replaced. If you love modern architecture, then Birmingham is definitely somewhere you should visit with buildings like the new Library and New Street train station nearing completion.
Not surprisingly, with its history of spawning numerous trades, Birmingham is home to an extremely popular monthly market that allows local arts artists and designers to showcase and sell their products.
The Moseley Arts Market features a wide range of stalls selling photographs, illustrations, textiles, glass and wood products and more. It is the perfect opportunity to pick up some decorative pieces for your home that you will be unable to find anywhere else. In fact, the event organisers do not let any of the stallholders sell any products that they did not make themselves, so you can be sure that what you purchase really is the creation of the designer at the stall.
Moseley Arts Market runs alongside the monthly Farmer’s Market held across the road. The foods on offer range from breads, to fruit and vegetables, to a range of hot dishes and speciality products. This provides you with the perfect opportunity to sample the wonderfully fresh produce from local farmers and the chance to pick up some speciality ingredients for your next culinary masterpiece.
To ensure that you get to see all that Birmingham has to offer during your trip to this fantastic city, the location of where you stay is important. There are a wide range of hotels in Birmingham, close to local transport links and suitable for all budgets.
The Moseley Arts Market takes place in Birmingham on the fourth Saturday of each month. It is a great opportunity to support local businesses and you may find the perfect souvenir from your trip to one of Britain’s best cities.