A few weekends ago Josh and I headed down the M6 to see some of Birmingham. I've been to the city before for Clothes Show Live but I've never explored the centre. We stayed at Hotel La Tour which is smack bang in the city centre and honestly one of the nicest hotels we have ever stayed in. It's not the cheapest but if you're looking to treat yourself it's the perfect option. We stayed in room 515 (bit gutted it wasn't 505 due to my obsession with that recent AM song) and everything in the room was touch screen operated, super clean and the shower was ginormous!
After we'd dropped off our bags we headed straight out again for lunch and found an amazing little burger place called The Handmade Burger Company where we split a BBQ Bacon & Cheese Burger and a BBQ Chicken Burger, Peri Peri Chips and Gherkins. After the drive down we were also in dire need of a beer. Manchester really needs this place!
We spent the rest of the day shopping at The Bullring and popping into Starbucks for my usual Chai Tea Frappe. That night we ate out at Jamie's Italian which was a slightly disappointing meal compared the first Jamie's we ate in his Manchester restaurant. Then it was back to the hotel bar for cocktails - Cosmo and a Raspberry Daiquiri whilst we listened to live music. I got to wear my Herve Leger dress, kindly lent to me from WishWantWear.com (see my post on that dress here)
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the city of Birmingham, I'd be happy to go back for longer next time it was a lovely place to visit.