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    • LouiseTopp's Profile Photo

      Sally Lunns

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:39 AM

      Is this far from the railway station please?

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    • London Reconstructing of Big Ben

      London Nov 27, 2016 at 11:14 PM

      Hi all,
      I will be heading to London for the first time in Feb 2017.
      News had mention that the reconstructing of Big Ben will start in early 2017. The last news available was in April 2017 about the works. I have also read the FAQ at the parliament website but they do not really have an indicative date.
      Read that scaffolding will take 4-6 months to build. Not sure if the view in Feb will be much effected. Saw google images of the tower with scaffolding and it's not a very pretty sight. :(
      Anyone knows of any news of the work schedule or any comments much appreciated.

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      London Gatwick changes

      London Nov 25, 2016 at 10:24 AM

      I have posted this on the TRAVEL ALERTS section here on VT but don't know if there is any other place to post.

      From the 25th January 2017
      These changes take place at London Gatwick
      British Airways will operate from South Terminal
      Easyjet and Virgin will operate from the North Terminal.

      Found this when I tried to book parking at Gatwick's aiport and this warning came up.

      Feel free to move to any appropriate section

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    • TERMINAL TRANSFER

      Heathrow Nov 24, 2016 at 2:05 AM

      I am travelling from Delhi to Terminal2 I have to get my complete luggage and then go to Terminal 3 for check IS this possible or I have to get visa

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      Bus service

      Carlisle Nov 22, 2016 at 12:06 AM

      Is there a bus service from Court Square ( or nearby ) to The Sands Centre ( or near ). I can't seem to find what I'm looking for on the internet

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      New Years Eve

      London Dec 6, 2016 at 3:04 PM

      Hi there, I am travelling to London over the new year with my Girlfriend. We've left it a bit last minute but we're wondering if anyone has any good suggestions on how to spend NYE. Whether that be a dinner and dance, street party, and kind of event really to make it a memorable new year? All suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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    • Leeds, Temple Newsam, where to stay

      Leeds Nov 11, 2016 at 2:55 PM

      I plan to drive from the Scottish Borders, stopping at Hadrian's Wall then to Leeds where I'd spend one night then visit Temple Newsam the following morning.

      Can anyone recommend a pleasant b&b near TN?

      Is Temple Newsam in the city, a suburb or rural area? I'd like to stay in a less populated area.

      I haven't been able to learn much on the net. Is Wakefield convenient to TN?

      Thanks!

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    • Best area to stay

      London Nov 17, 2016 at 4:36 AM

      Which area is the best location and most convenient to stay? Traveling with my husband and 8 year old! Want to be somewhat close to all the sightseeing! TIA!

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      Airside transit or visitor in transit visa or no visa requirement in heathrow airport?

      Heathrow Yesterday

      Hi everybody, I am Brent, from Vietnam. Now Im living in Hungary and then I have resident permit of an EEA members (as Hungarian resident permit).
      In Jan 2017, my friend (Hungarian) and I (vietnamese, have an EEA resident permit) is going to travel to Vietnam by British Airways, in which we will transit in Heathrow Airport for about 5 hours. We are arriving to heathrow in terminal 3 and then departing in terminal 4. So please help us, in this case, do we need to apply for the airside transit visa or visiting in transit visa?

      1. We have 2 ways ticket (go to vietnam and back to hungary)
      2. We are a Hungarian and Vietnamese (Have hungarian resident permit) and ofc valid passport and vietnamese visa.
      3. British airways has confirmed that our checked bags will be sent directly to the last destination.
      4. We have to change terminal in the Heathrow airport.

      Thanks very much and best regard !!

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      Best restaurants in Nottingham, near City of Caves

      Nottingham Dec 5, 2016 at 7:18 AM

      Hi!
      I'm planning a trip to Nottingham where I will show my friends the sandstone beauty, the City of Caves. Since we may spend there a lot of time, I need some recommendations on good cafes/restaurants/pubs near this attraction to have a dinner at. Where would you go? =) The cuisine doesn't matter, but the distance does (it should be near the City of Caves). I've found a list of restaurants at alltheviews.com/restaurants-... but still can't decide on a place to visit. Is Ibérico World Tapas really great?

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    • Is this a good place to celebrate birthday in London?

      London Dec 5, 2016 at 4:23 AM

      Hi all,
      I'm new here and I hope you can help me with advice:
      Being studying various restaurant comparing sites (Tripadvisor, Michelin, Alltheviews...), I decided to try out Ye Olde Mitre Yelp and Tripadvisor estimate it pretty high (as I can judge from alltheviews.com/Ye-Olde-Mitr...), but I want a real person opinionб who has been there recently. I forgot to mention the reason - why I'm choosing a place to go out: we want to celebrate my father's bithday and he likes bars a lot. So, we need one with a good atmosphere.

      So, is Ye Olde Mitre a good place to go to for a celebration?

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    • Oyster or contactless

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 10:39 AM

      is there any advantage to buying the oyster cards or is using concatless cards just the same.

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    • Best area to stay

      London Nov 17, 2016 at 4:36 AM

      Which area is the best location and most convenient to stay? Traveling with my husband and 8 year old! Want to be somewhat close to all the sightseeing! TIA!

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    • Best transportation to Stonehenge and Glastonbury Tor

      London Dec 5, 2016 at 9:14 AM

      I will be visiting London for 3 days in March. I would like to take a day to visit Stonehenge and Glastonbury Tor (both in the same day).

      I saw there was a tour offered that included them both, but they are only on Fridays, and unfortunately I will not be there at that time.

      What is the best way to travel from London to these two sites? Rail? Bus? Some other way?

      Thank you for any information.

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      The Royal Crescent

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:12 AM

      Hi is this museum easy to find from the railway station, also how much time does it take to get round?

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    • Family attractions

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 10:43 AM

      I need to keep two young children and 3 young adults entertained.

      I´ve book tussauds and the london eye. We are hoping to go to Winterwonderland and see Buckinhgam palace. Are there any must sees or child freindly activities.

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    • Cheap accommodation near London

      London Nov 24, 2016 at 11:47 AM

      Hello! I'm travelling to London this Saturday, but I don't have a place to stay yet. I will be in London for 1 month and I was wondering if you recommend any location near London where it might be cheaper, or if you know of any Web page in which people offer rooms for short term accommodation. Thank you so much!

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      Narrowboat Holidays on English canals.

      England Dec 5, 2016 at 4:46 PM

      Mrs Flying.Scotland and I are considering a one week canal boat holiday next August / September. We will both be 70, are reasonably fit, and want a trip that goes through small towns and villages with good canalside pubs and nice countryside too. Can anyone suggest what is their favourite canal trips and also any pointers for first time canal boaters. Thanks for any help you can give us. Bruce

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      Weatherspoons

      Bath Nov 30, 2016 at 11:43 AM

      Is there one in Bath please?

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    • Luggage storage on departure day .

      London Nov 21, 2016 at 7:50 PM

      The accommodation we have booked dont have luggage storage facilities on our departure day. We check out at 10 and have a train booked for 4. I've checked at the train station and the cost is £87. ( 1 case and 6x Hand luggage) is this my only option? We were hoping to use our last day to visit winter wonderland .

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    • visiting highclere castle from london

      London Nov 18, 2016 at 2:11 PM

      best way to get to HIghclere Castle from London. I was going to take a tour from London but they all include other stops for a full day. I'd just like to go to the castle and gardens. Any thoughts

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      London & Ireland for 2 Weeks - Seeking Advice

      London Nov 20, 2016 at 3:28 PM

      My husband and I are thinking of doing this trip next summer (likely mid-July or early August).

      We want to spend 2 weeks: 1 week in/around London then 1 week for Ireland including travel time.

      We have lots we want to do in London - I am a huge British monarchy & literary history buff, plus we have some family in Suffolk so I feel like we have enough to occupy us there for a week. Then we were thinking of doing the rail & sail through Wales to Dublin and renting a car in Dublin to cruise around a bit for 5 days. We'd like to stay in Dublin a few nights, want to visit Blarney Castle, the Cliffs of Moher, maybe drive the Wild Atlantic Way, and stay in Galway as well. We'd then have to head back to London as I'm sure it will be cheaper to fly in/out of there.

      Does this sound like a feasible trip? Any recommendations you can offer for the Ireland leg - that itinerary is just based on the very basic things I know about Ireland, obviously, so very open to hearing what you all think! Any suggestions for things to do in London, too, are appreciated.

      We are planning on getting an airbnb outside the city centre for London and also wondering about affordability of lodgings in Dublin/Galway. Thanks!

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    • London Travel

      London Dec 3, 2016 at 7:49 PM

      Hello Good Day. I am travelling to London for a day on 24th Dec. Can you please let me know:
      1. What ticket can I purchase for a days journey from Heathrow 5 to central London which would work on trains and buses for the day.
      2. Can I purchase the ticket at Heathrow Terminal 5
      3. How much will it cost and can i use credit card issued internationally.
      4.. Are there any timings restrictions for trains or buses as it is a Saturday and Christmas eve.
      Thank you for your help. Best Regards.

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      Helpful advice

      London Nov 26, 2016 at 10:08 AM

      What is the least expensive and best time to try and send my parents to London?

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    • Any suggestions

      London Nov 18, 2016 at 1:19 PM

      Im visiting London soon. We are a family of 7 , 4 kids 2 x19, 17, 8 and 7. We are staying on tower bridge road. Hopefully visiting London eye, buckingham palace, hyde park, Tower bridge and Tusaudes and hoping to see the sky gardens too.
      Can anyone offer local info on places to eat on tower bridge road. We´ll probablly need to be near the apartment early evening for the younger children.

      Also is transport easy from tower bridge road into the centre ? Is it easy enough to get 2 x cabs to take us into the centre or will we need to get a bus to the local tube station.

      Any info or tips will be muchly appreciated.

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      from Birmingham to Nottingham

      by ahmadezz Online Now Sep 8, 2015 at 4:58 AM

      i will arrive ti Birmingham airport tomorrow morning 8 am, i would like to go from there to Nottingham city by bus or train, so what should i ride from the airport ?

      12 Answers Sep 8, 2015 at 11:42 AM
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      In Birmingham for 1-2 days

      by Hesselz Online Now Jan 16, 2015 at 4:08 PM

      I am in Birmingham for almost 2 days. I am an adult male and would love to get ideas of the best things to see in that short time? I prefer not going to regular museums, churches etc. Thought maybe different sights, views, nature etc. I definitely would go to Bournville to Cadbury World. Can anyone give me suggestions of what cannot be missed when in around Birmingham area?
      Thank you,
      Hessel

      6 Answers Feb 22, 2016 at 7:30 AM
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      Best place for breakfast

      by pj2904 Online Now Nov 6, 2014 at 6:54 AM

      Hi

      Going to birmingham on Saturday for the day was just wondering if someone could please tell me the best place to go for breakfast!!
      Thanks

      5 Answers Nov 8, 2014 at 3:12 PM
    • Looking for Hotel weekend 4th/5th July

      by AngLangS Online Now Jun 18, 2014 at 11:49 PM

      Hi - my son and his friend are going to the Wireless festival in Perry Park from 4th July to 6th July. He doesn't want to take a car so is looking for a reasonably prices hotel ( £50 per night) that he can get to by public transport from Perry Park. So transport needs to be running at say 11.30pm on the Friday and Saturday Night.

      Nothing decent available in the centre of Birmingham but still availability in Edgbaston (Hagley Road).

      Does anyone know if buses run fairly late along the Hagley Road? if so, are they safe?

      Thanks for any help?

      3 Answers Jun 23, 2014 at 7:44 AM
    • Thinking about moving to warley, oldham

      by qumarnisafazil Online Now May 15, 2014 at 5:15 AM

      Hi

      We are thinking about moving to Warley, Oldham from London, as my husbands family is there. I do not know this area at all and wanted to find out what the area is like, I have children so would need to know what the local schools are like. Is it safe? What are the people like.

      5 Answers May 15, 2014 at 2:32 PM
    • Birmingham

      by Flerence Online Now May 2, 2014 at 3:54 AM

      Please I will like to know safe places for a family to move in, primary concern are my boys aged 14, 12, 10,Very good schools, High IQ (member of Mensa) Christian, African-British, Will work in schools, university or as a women support worker in charity organisation. I don't drink, party or club. Needs a friendly neighborhood as one of my sons is an outside games lover and footballer. Moderate cost of accommodation, don't mind outskirts as long as its not racist. Quiet, peaceful place with job opportunity. Thank you all

      2 Answers May 3, 2014 at 12:08 AM
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      Half-a-day to spend in and around Birmingham

      by csuresh Online Now Mar 5, 2014 at 4:02 AM

      I have around half-a-day to spend in and around Birmingham this weekend. Please let me know any ideas to spend the time. I also have my wife and 2 daughters (aged 8 & 5) travelling with me and any attractions for kids will also be useful.

      12 Answers Apr 26, 2014 at 3:57 AM
    • Moving to Birmingham

      by Camj Online Now Dec 7, 2013 at 3:34 AM

      Hi,

      I am currently considering a position in Colemore Row Birmingham, and they have offered meaaccommodation in the area, would this be considered a safe area for a woman living alone. I have never visited Birmingham so just trying to gather as much information as I can. Your feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks.

      Kind regards
      Camilla

      4 Answers Apr 26, 2014 at 2:04 AM
    • UK travel

      by dawidkr Online Now Oct 31, 2013 at 1:38 PM

      Hello everyone!
      I am David from Poland. I would like to spend week in Birmingham and I have never been tthere. Could you tell me what worth to see there? Where to stay in Birmingham?

      Thanks for your answers!

      6 Answers Nov 1, 2013 at 8:14 AM
    • Where is the Bullring?

      by MikeMikeMikeMike Online Now Oct 23, 2013 at 7:43 AM

      Where abouts in the bullring in Birmingam?

      2 Answers Oct 23, 2013 at 1:18 PM
    • safe palces in birmingham

      by joca111 Online Now Oct 14, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      And what about Third Party (Metchley), Pritchatts Park Village or Vale Village,are they safe áreas to live?

      2 Answers Oct 15, 2013 at 12:09 PM
    • Parking costs

      by johntod Online Now Sep 12, 2013 at 10:54 AM

      Have just booked airport parking online and the price has come up as £0.00 for 2 weeks meet and greet. so followed booking through, put in payment details still a price of £0.00. Even had a confirmation booking email for £0.00 which includes Booking Ref and dates timings etc. Obviously there is some sort of balls up on their booking system!!! So will they have to honour my booking or will they f... me off if I rock up at the airport expecting free parking.

      22 Answers Sep 15, 2013 at 3:07 AM
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      Birmingham Airport

      by Gichuck Online Now Jul 30, 2013 at 1:50 AM

      My Korean inlaws are arriving at Birmingham Airport late on Friday 2 August. They booked into the Etap Airport Hotel (soon to be IBIS). It looks to be a short walk from the arrivals hall, but a walk that could be complicated in the dark, to jet lagged travellers with limited English. I've looked at Google maps and Bing, but I've found it difficult to work out the exact route. has anyone done this walk? many thanks, GIChuck

      4 Answers Jul 31, 2013 at 4:41 AM
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      4 Days in Brum

      by jbb88 Online Now Jul 10, 2013 at 7:02 AM

      What is the best things to see and/or do in 4 days?

      4 Answers Jul 10, 2013 at 9:32 AM
    • moving to brumm

      by tshaka Online Now May 2, 2013 at 9:23 AM

      hi guys, just wanted to ask bout oldbury as i am planning to move there summer holidays with 2 teenagers , is it an ok area to live esp with kids.... thank u all

      3 Answers May 3, 2013 at 9:38 AM
    • one day tour to Birmingham

      by gloriadungdung Online Now Apr 11, 2013 at 5:46 AM

      What are the main tourist places to be visited in one day tour to Birmingham?

      3 Answers Apr 11, 2013 at 8:06 AM
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      parking nearby Birmingham airport

      by halikowski Online Now Feb 27, 2013 at 9:31 AM

      Does anyone know if one can park for 12 hours in the village of Bickenhill which is nearby? The official parking lots are all 4.5 miles away, you have to wait for transfer buses which only come every 30 minutes, so I am trying to find my own solution. Thanks for any tips,. Stefan

      4 Answers Mar 12, 2013 at 6:13 AM
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      Best way for students to travel around town

      by AmanB4 Online Now Sep 15, 2012 at 2:22 AM

      I'm an exchange student from Vancouver, Canada who's moving to Birmingham soon. I'll be living in Edgbaston and I was wondering what the best way to get around town is for a student (mostly from Edgbaston to the main shopping area and Broad Street) (ie. is there a certain bus pass or metro pass that I can buy for the term?). Thanks in advance

      2 Answers Sep 17, 2012 at 2:04 AM
    • Safe and green areas in and around Birmingham?

      by williwonka Online Now Apr 15, 2012 at 10:16 AM

      Need some help with finding a new home.
      Could you please recommend me a few places in/around Birmingham.

      It would be great if it's close to a train station for easier commuting to work.

      Thanks for any help!

      12 Answers Apr 16, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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      Nightlife and restaurants

      by smicki Online Now Jan 16, 2012 at 6:59 AM

      We're 3 40-something females travelling to Birmingham for the weekend, staying in the centre. Looking for recommendations for restaurants and nightlife please. Venues with good live music would be great. Tyvm in advance

      4 Answers Jan 17, 2012 at 11:12 AM
    • Buses at airport

      by fhssrk1 Online Now Dec 8, 2011 at 12:23 PM

      What is the best means to see the city by buses and any particular bus route I need to use to the balti triangle and ethnic shopping from international airport. Any approximate timings to eateries hotspot from international airport in evening. Any suggestions wellcome.

      2 Answers Dec 9, 2011 at 2:25 AM
    • Getting to Dublin by rail & Ferry

      by mcj79 Online Now Oct 20, 2011 at 11:51 AM

      Any one have any tips on getting from Birmingham to Dublin by rail & ferry?

      7 Answers Oct 21, 2011 at 7:15 AM
    • Safe, Fun Area & Hotel easy travel to Aston Villa match & Rail Stations

      by mcj79 Online Now Oct 20, 2011 at 11:47 AM

      Traveling to Birmingham from the USA for a long weekend to attend the Aston Villa V Manchester match. Will be flying into the Birmingham International. So, we need something that is close to a rail station for easy/fast transportation and hauling of bags. We would like a fun, safe & reasonable priced central area.

      Easy travel to Birmingham New Street Rail Station would be good also. (We are thinking about taking the rail/ferry to Dublin later and it leaves from the New Street Rail Station.)

      5 Answers Oct 21, 2011 at 2:38 PM
    • Help finding good Birmingham Hotel

      by Dunkelweizen Online Now Jul 19, 2011 at 4:43 PM

      So, I'm going to be travelling to Birmingham on business in the next couple of weeks, but I have to find my own accommodations. I'd like to find a hotel that's reasonably cheap and close by the airport. I found one site, birmingham-airport-hotel.co...../, that lists hotels right by the airport, but of course hotels are always different. Does anybody have any personal experience with the hotels on that site? They seem to be mostly chains; are they good representations of the chains they are named after?

      Also, how bad does traffic tend to be in Birmingham? I don't even really know much about the city. Should I look into renting a car or am I better off with public transport?

      5 Answers Jul 20, 2011 at 11:27 AM
    • measurements on the ground in victoria/chamberlain sqaure

      by curiousandcuriouser Online Now Jul 12, 2011 at 10:37 AM

      On a wander around birmingham at the weekend I spent ages looking at all the fab measurements on what looked like a massive brass scale ruler inset in to the ground - also other little brass squares with links and numbers on them - can anyone tell me what these are, what they were for etc?

      thanks

      3 Answers Jul 12, 2011 at 3:03 PM
    • CELTIC SUPPORTERS CLUB - SCOTTISH CUP FINAL

      by celtic10 Online Now May 21, 2011 at 3:37 AM

      Hi

      Does anyone out there know if there is a Celtic Supporters Club in Birmingham and if they are showing the Scottish Cup Final this afternoon or of anywhere I might be able to watch the game. On the train to Birmingham and looking forward to the Villa Liverpool Match tomorrow.

      Cheers
      Brendan

      1 Answer May 21, 2011 at 4:10 AM
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      Bed & Breakfast

      by orsonbrando Online Now May 10, 2011 at 10:46 PM

      I'm traveling in June 15 to 21 to Birmingham UK and i was wondering if anyone can tell me where i can stay in affordable B&B close to this hotel?

      The Grand Connaught Hotel
      40-56 Tettenhall Road
      Wolverhampton

      I'm attending salsa weekend festival...

      11 Answers May 22, 2011 at 12:04 AM
    • Night spots (pubs/clubs) for over 40s

      by senan11 Online Now Jan 25, 2011 at 3:01 PM

      Wondering if anyone knows of any good pubs or clubs in birmingham (city or outside) for over 40s. There are 3 of us in our early 40s visiting for weekend of 4/5 Feb (two from Ireland, one from London) and we would like to meet people our own age. Some nice ladies would be a bonus as two of us are single. Would really appreciate some advice.

      JP Dublin

    • ski equipment

      by celtic10 Online Now Jan 24, 2011 at 6:09 PM

      Hi
      I'm in a bit of panic have been travelling and no booked a one week ski trip in Austria but need to buy gloves and goggles other equipment supplied anyone know of shop where I can buy reasonably priced but quality gear in or around Birmingham or further afield Hope you can help me as not much time to shop
      Thanks in advance

      1 Answer Jan 24, 2011 at 10:48 PM
    • Birmingham on a Tuesday Night

      by karchx Online Now Nov 16, 2010 at 11:45 AM

      Hi..

      I will be in Birmingham on Tue 30th and was wondering if there was any good late bars or clubs to go to?Preferably with Indie/Alt music...Staying in city Centre. Cheers

      4 Answers Nov 17, 2010 at 10:28 AM