12 Days of Blogmas- #2 - A Festive Day in Birmingham

Every year, me and Charlie have a tradition to go to Winter Wonderland, however due to our not so great experience last year, we decided to try something different this year. We had train tickets to Birmingham booked for a while and were so excited to go. I'd heard so many good things about it and was really looking forward to a festive day out. It was the 1st December after all! 

Firstly, we went to The Bullring, such a huge shopping centre. I've been here once before on a sixth form trip, but it was so nice to go back and so much bigger than I remembered. One of my favourite shops was Selfridges, as the only other one located close to me is London.

Charlie did loads of Christmas shopping, and although it was busy we spent hours here! We both said we would visit Birmingham again purely for the quality of shops alone. There was literally every shop you could think of in The Bullring. And if it wasn't there, then you could find even more shops located close by in Grand Central.

After shopping for hours- we headed to the Birmingham Christmas Market.

Overall, I thought it was nice there, but I can't say I enjoyed the experience to its full potential purely because of the crowds- it was quite literally heaving! We managed to get a drink after queueing for a good while, but sadly in general it was just too busy. I guess we have learnt our lesson not to go to Christmas markets on a Saturday in December as everywhere is inevitably packed. Nevertheless, I am glad we went and don't regret it. After this, we headed to the Veuve Clicquot Rooftop Champagne Bar- I was so excited about this venue and it definitely did not disappoint.

I'd completely recommend this bar if you're in or visiting Birmingham! It really was lovely! I loved how picturesque it was, and so nice and wintery. It offered a great view over Birmingham also. We then had dinner at a lovely Italian located in 'The Mailbox' which is called Pinocchio.

Overall, I really enjoyed the festive day in Birmingham with Charlie and had so much fun. It is a lovely city and if I visited again I'd love to stay overnight so I could explore more of the city! I hope you enjoyed my second Blogmas post, and I'll be back tomorrow. Holly xx P.S... Have you entered my Christmas giveaway yet? If not... click here.

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