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Five+Ways+Station+-+A+City+Gem!
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Five Ways Station - A City Gem!

Five Ways Station opened on the Cross City Line in 1978 at Islington Row Middleway in Edgbaston, Birmingham (just outside the City Centre). The original station existed here from 1885 to 1944.

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Duddeston+Station+-+A+City+Gem!
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Duddeston Station - A City Gem!

Duddeston Station is the first station north on the Cross City Line out of Birmingham New Street. A station first opened here in 1837, and was Birmingham's temporary terminus until 1839.

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The White House - A Birmingham Gem!

The White House is on the corner of Lower Temple Street and New Street in Birmingham. Built 1874-75 by architect Thomson Plevins. Rebuilt 1911-12 by Nichol & Nichol. Restored in 2021.

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Tyseley+Station+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Tyseley Station - A Birmingham Gem!

Tyseley Station is at the junction of the lines from Stratford-upon-Avon via Shirley and Leamington Spa via Dorridge. It opened in 1906, and has four platforms.

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Birmingham Snow Hill Station - A City Gem!

The current station at Birmingham Snow Hill opened in 1987 with four platforms. This was reduced to 3 when the original Midland Metro line terminated here in 1999. In the Colmore BID.

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Sutton Coldfield Station - A City Gem!

Sutton Coldfield Station is the main station for the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham. On the Cross City Line between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley.

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The+Black+Horse%2c+Northfield+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Black Horse, Northfield - A Birmingham Gem!

A Mock Tudor Mansion House style public house in Northfield on the Bristol Road South. The Black Horse opened in 1929 for Davenports. It was refurbished for JD Wetherspoon in 2010.

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Islington+House+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Islington House - A Birmingham Gem!

Islington House was built on Broad Street, Birmingham in 1814 for Rice Harris as the Islington Glassworks. A century later the Outpatients Dept of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

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Lux+Gallery%2c+Edgbaston+Village+-+Art+with+community
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Lux Gallery, Edgbaston Village - Art with community

Lux Gallery is at 13 Greenfield Crescent at Edgbaston Village in Edgbaston, Birmingham. It is a independent art gallery and photography studio.

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Artefact, Stirchley - Art with community

Artefact is on the Pershore Road in Stirchley, Birmingham. It is an Artist led gallery, workspace and a bar.

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Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Northfield - A Birmingham Gem!

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is situated on the Bristol Road South in Northfield, Birmingham. Based in a house called The Woodlands, given by George Cadbury in 1907. 

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BOM (Birmingham Open Media) - A Birmingham Gem!

Birmingham Open Media is situated at 1 Dudley Street, in Norfolk House. It is close to Birmingham New Street Station. An art gallery with a cafe. Free entry. Opened in 2015.

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Eastside Projects, Digbeth - A Birmingham Gem!

Eastside Projects is situated at 86 Heath Mill Lane in Digbeth, Birmingham. A free public gallery set up by artists for experimental contemporary arts exhibitions and events.

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The+Great+Stone+and+The+Village+Pound%2c+Northfield
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The Great Stone and The Village Pound, Northfield

The Great Stone is an 18th century pub in Northfield. Grade II listed. There is also a 17th Century village pound where stray animals were kept.

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Minerva+Works%2c+Digbeth+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Minerva Works, Digbeth - A Birmingham Gem!

Minerva Works is situated on Fazeley Street in Digbeth. Home of art related units: Centrala, Grand Union, Vivid Projects and Stryx. One of the buildings at Warwick Bar.

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Whitewall+Galleries+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Whitewall Galleries - A Birmingham Gem!

Whitewall Galleries is at 9 Colmore Row next to Birmingham Snow Hill Station. They are Birmingham's specialist in 20th century art. Original paints / sculptures from international artists.

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Grand+Theatre+-+A+Wolverhampton+Gem!
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Grand Theatre - A Wolverhampton Gem!

The Grand Theatre is situated on Lichfield Street in Wolverhampton City Centre. Dates to 1894 by the architect Charles J. Phipps. It is now a Grade II* listed building.

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Belgrade+Theatre+-+A+Coventry+Gem!
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Belgrade Theatre - A Coventry Gem!

The Belgrade Theatre is in Belgrade Square, Coventry, near Corporation Street. A Grade II listed building, it was built in 1956 - 58, by the Coventry City Architect's Department.

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Moseley+Dance+Centre+and+Hazelle+Stage+School+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Moseley Dance Centre and Hazelle Stage School - A Birmingham Gem!

This building on the Moseley Road in Balsall Heath is now home to the Moseley Dance Centre and Hazelle Stage School. Built in 1879 for the Moseley & Balsall Heath Institute by William Hale

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Sutton Arts Theatre - A Sutton Coldfield Gem!

Sutton Arts Theatre is situated on South Parade in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. The theatre was founded around 1944 by Paul Rice and Bill Wesley Harkcom.

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Apple+(Midland+Bank)+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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Apple (Midland Bank) - A Birmingham Gem!

The former Midland Bank building on New Street, Stephenson Place and Stephenson Street. Built from 1867 to 1875. Grade II listed. Was Waterstone's until the end of 2015, Apple since then.

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Market Hotel - A Birmingham Gem!

The Market Hotel (now Comfort Inn) dates to 1883 by Plevins & Norrington. At the corner of Dudley Street and Station Street, opposite Birmingham New Street Station.

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Cornwall Street Square - A Birmingham Gem!

Cornwall Street in the Colmore Business District was pedestrianised between Newhall Street and New Market Street. Work took place during 2021, and it was opened in 2022.

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Hall Green Little Theatre - A Birmingham Gem!

Hall Green Little Theatre is one of Birmingham's oldest theatre companies. They are located close to Curtis Gardens, Fox Hollies near Pemberley Road in Acocks Green, Birmingham

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The+Birmingham+Theatre+School+at+The+Old+Fire+Station%2c+Highgate+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Birmingham Theatre School at The Old Fire Station, Highgate - A Birmingham Gem!

The Birmingham Theatre School is situated at The Old Fire Station on the Moseley Road in Highgate, Birmingham (near Highgate Square). It is on the no 50 bus route.

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