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Victoria Square

Birmingham B1 1BD, England
+44 121 693 6300
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Loved the Christmas Market

Yes, it is very touristy, cliche and overpriced, but it is still one of the best Christmas markets... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mojca J
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Dublin, Ireland
Vibrant and Friendly

People often say to me that one Starbucks is just the same as another. This is not the case in my... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
Glen M
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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This square has been changed recently from a grassy slope used for picnics during summer days to a European-style pedestrian plaza that is accessible throughout the year.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“german market” (49 reviews)
“council house” (34 reviews)
“new street” (27 reviews)
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Birmingham B1 1BD, England
Ladywood
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+44 121 693 6300
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"german market"
in 49 reviews
"council house"
in 34 reviews
"new street"
in 27 reviews
"iron man"
in 12 reviews
"queen victoria"
in 11 reviews
"nice square"
in 7 reviews
"xmas market"
in 5 reviews
"food and drink stalls"
in 4 reviews
"focal point"
in 5 reviews
"city centre"
in 19 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 4 reviews
"great space"
in 4 reviews
"sunny day"
in 4 reviews
"art gallery"
in 5 reviews
"fountain"
in 39 reviews
"jacuzzi"
in 31 reviews
"statues"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, it is very touristy, cliche and overpriced, but it is still one of the best Christmas markets I have visited outside of central Europe. I loved trying all the hot drinks and typical treats, the atmosphere was simply magical with people singing and just...More

Thank Mojca J
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

People often say to me that one Starbucks is just the same as another. This is not the case in my experience. There are some good ones and some not so good ones. This is of the former category because of the large amount of...More

Thank Glen M
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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely civic space at the top of New Street with some gorgeous buildings around. However, development work, pedestrian corridors and other elements are marring the experience at the moment. The last time I was here there were stairs and fountains, today they...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful square in the heart of the city. There is quite a bit of regeneration going on in this area at the moment, with the introduction of new tram lines. Sculptures both modern and traditional can be seen here. We were here on a weekday...More

Thank RandRH
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

The statues and water features are just so beautiful and interesting. A lot of different places go sit and take in the beauty or it all.

Thank Amy J
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

An important square in Birmingham by the Council House mail entrance and with an excellent statue od Victoria and more modern artwork. Shame that the 'Floozy' is no longer in the 'Jacuzzi'. Interesting standard lenghth markers adjacent to the town hall.

Thank Dr_Bob1
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

The rest of the town was laid back and chilled out. This part of Birmingham was very busy. It had a lot of footfall of shoppers, musicians and the likes.

Thank jyothi k
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

Visit here every year without fail but after this year not going to bother. Paid a visit on the Sunday afternoon when we had the snow so it would feel more Christmassy was gutted to see that all the stalls that are usually near the...More

Thank R-BIRMINGHAM
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

Visited while in Birmingham Beautiful scenery and views and clear they are spending money in doing the area up Can well imagine looks amazing all year round

Thank TheMoogs
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

We were frequent visitors to wonderful Birmingham but have moved away. We had a recent trip to catch up with old friends. The German market held in Victoria Square was as mystical and stunning as ever. Yes, there are a few adaptations due to the...More

Thank MRB01
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Lisa F
November 21, 2017|
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Response from Brad P | Reviewed this property |
The market gets really busy in the evening, there's no entertainment for kids other than a merry go round near the church.
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brian-lfc75
September 30, 2017|
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Response from rk505 | Reviewed this property |
Snow hill car park is reasonable, it's less than a 5 minute walk to the German market
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