Birmingham Bucket List

How many of these Brummie hotspots can you tick off your bucket list? Let us know your number - and tell us if we've missed any biggies off the list!

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1. Watch a film at The Electric, the oldest working cinema in the country

2. Take in some modern art at Ikon Gallery

3. Eat at a Michelin starred restaurant - there are five in Birmingham! (Maybe one for when your parents come to visit...)

Opheem, Carters of Moseley, Simpsons, Adam's, and Purnell's

4. Try Digbeth Dining Club

Digbeth dining

5. Treat yourself to a glass of champers at the top of The Cube

6. Admire the Staffordshire Hoard at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

7. Go for a wander in the Jewellery Quarter

8. Have a day at Cadbury World

9. Make friends with a red panda at the Nature Reserve

10. Go for a curry at one of Birmingham's famous curry houses

11. Visit the Midlands Art Centre and go for a walk in Canon Hill Park

12. Say hi to the floozie in the jacuzzi (or the lady in the garden, whatever you prefer to call her)

Floozie jacuzzi

13. Stroll along the canals

14. Have a night at Snobs

15. Partake in the best noodles and dim sum in Chinatown

16. Watch some cricket at Edgbaston Cricket Ground

17. Embrace the music scene

The Sunflower Lounge, Hare and Hounds, O2 Institute and Academy, Symphony Hall, Arena Birmingham, The NEC, Mama Roux's, The Mill, The Crossing, and of course The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

18. Sample the best local craft beers

Two Towers, Burning Soul, Rock n Roll, Indian Brewery, Dig Brew

19. Catch the latest shows at The Hippodrome

20. Support some independent restaurants

Otto, Lasan, Harborne Kitchen, Toppoki, Gaijin, Bonehead, Meatshack, Baked in Brick, Indico Street Kitchen, Original Patty Men

Original patty men

21. Support some independent bars

The Wolf, Arch13, 18/81, Cherry Reds, 1000 Trades, Island Bar, The Old Crown, The Rose Villa Tavern

22. Support some independent cafes

Yorks, Cafe Artum, Saint Kitchen, Waylands Yard, Medicine Bakery, Damascena, Faculty Coffee, Quarter Horse Coffee

23. Hop on the tram

24. Check out Digbeth and The Custard Factory

Digbeth exploring

25. Do some plastic-free shopping at the Clean Kilo

26. Retrace the Lord of the Rings on the Tolkien Tour

27. Make friends with some kitties at the Cat Café

28. Take in the city views from the library

Ambitious at heart

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