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Murdoch+and+Pitman+Chambers%2c+190+Corporation+Street+-+A+Birmingham+Gem
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Murdoch and Pitman Chambers, 190 Corporation Street - A Birmingham Gem

Grade II listed 1890s Murdoch and Pitman Chambers, which started life as a hotel and vegetarian restaurant, is to form a major brand new 156-bed aparthotel scheme

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Birmingham - A wonderful city with a great mix of amazing historic buildings

Here, through features, galleries, maps and tours, we'd like to introduce you to some of the wonderful historic builds and architecture on show in and across Birmingham. 

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Passions: History & heritage
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Birmingham's Public Art - Enjoy!

Art is great for the soul and mind! Enjoy this feature with our community of people with passion who love their art and love to showcase what's on show across their city for all to enjoy.

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Passions: Art; Culture & creativity
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Edinburgh - A wonderful city with a great mix of modern architecture and historic builds

Here we'd like to introduce you to the wonders of Edinburgh through features, galleries and (to come) maps and tours. 

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Passions: Modern Architecture, Classic Architecture
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Leeds - A wonderful city with a great mix of modern architecture and historic builds

Here we'd like to introduce you to the wonders of Leeds through features, galleries and (to come) maps and tours. 

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National Trust properties around the West Midlands region

This feature from our community looks at houses and gardens that you can visit in the West Midlands Region that are owned by the National Trust. Take a look, then go and visit.

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Passions: History & heritage, Photography, Environment & green action, Travel & tourism, People & community, Green open spaces, Classic Architecture
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Glasgow+-++A+wonderful+city+with+a+great+mix+of+modern+architecture+and+historic+builds
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Glasgow - A wonderful city with a great mix of modern architecture and historic builds

Here we'd like to introduce you to the wonders of Glasgow through features, galleries and (to come) maps and tours. 

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Birmingham+-+A+wonderful+city+with+a+great+mix+of+amazing+modern+architecture
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Birmingham - A wonderful city with a great mix of amazing modern architecture

Let us introduce you to the creativity of Birmingham's architects and the wonderful modern architecture through features, galleries and maps and tours. 

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The+Queen%27s+Head+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Queen's Head - A Birmingham Gem!

The Queen's Head is on Steelhouse Lane in Birmingham. The Victorian pub was replaced in the 1960's by a plain building. Was The Jekyll & Hyde from 2009 to 2021.

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The Woodman, Eastside - A Birmingham Gem!

The Woodman is a Victorian public house on the corner of New Canal Street and what was formerly part of Albert Street (now Eastside City Park). Built 1896-97 by James & Lister Lea.

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UPRAWR Studios and The Asylum Live Music Venue

UPRAWR Studios and The Asylum Live Music Venue. An alternative night club with a 5* rehersal studios. Hampton Street, Newtown, Birmingham. Rock themed.

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Passions: Music & musicians
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The+Shakespeare+(Lower+Temple+Street)+-+A+Birmingham+Gem!
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The Shakespeare (Lower Temple Street) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Shakespeare is a public house on Lower Temple Street. It opened in 1911, but had origins at the Theatre Royal, existing from 1774 until the rebuilding of the theatre in 1904.

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The Shakespeare (Summer Row) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Shakepeare is a public house on the corner of Summer Row and Lionel Street, at the gateway to the Jewellery Quarter. It was established in 1873.

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The Old Royal - A Birmingham Gem!

The Old Royal is a Grade II listed public house at the corner of Church Street and Cornwall Street in the Colmore Business District. Built in 1898 as The Red Lion by A H Hamblin.

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Queens Tavern - A Birmingham Gem!

The Queens Tavern was built from 1894-95 by James & Lister Lea at the corner of Essex Street and Inge Street in Southside. Now a pub in the Gay Village, with several name changes.

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The Wellington (Bennetts Hill) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Wellington is at 37 Bennetts Hill. A Grade II listed public house building dating to 1868-70. A blue plaque is now here for William Haywood, who had offices in the building.

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The Prince of Wales Cambridge Street - A Birmingham Gem!

The Prince of Wales, a hugely popular traditional pub on Cambridge Street in the westside, dates back to 1854 and is a wonderful example of Birmingham's history and cultural heritage.

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Cathedral Place - A Birmingham Gem!

Offices at 44 Waterloo Street built around 1900-02 in the Perpendicular Gothic style. Was the Birmingham Midshires bank until 2006, then Caffe Nero from 2009 until May 2022.

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Passions: History & heritage, Civic pride, Classic Architecture
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The Bull - A Heritage Inn in the Gun Quarter!

The Bull is a heritage inn located in the Gun Quarter at Price Street and Loveday Street. It is said to date to circa 1800. A blue plaque by John Ashby details it's history.

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The Gunmakers Arms - A Birmingham Gem!

The Gunmakers Arms is a Grade II listed building dating to 1820. Now an art venue with exhibitions of artists and photographs. At Bath Street and Little Shadwell Street.

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Actress & Bishop, Jewellery Quarter - A Birmingham Gem!

The Actress & Bishop is a live music venue on Ludgate Hill in the Jewellery Quarter. A former jewellery workshop dating from the 19th century. It became a public house in 1998.

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Driffold Gallery, Sutton Coldfield - Centres of art with community

Driffold Gallery was established in 1983, and is now one of the best known art dealers and consultants in the country. Located on Birmingham Road in Maney, Sutton Coldfield.

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Empire Cinemas - A Sutton Coldfield Gem!

Empire Cinemas in Sutton Coldfield, was originally an Odeon, opening in 1936. An Art Deco building designed by Harry Weedon. They have been closed since 2020.

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Samuel Heath and Sons Head Offices - A Birmingham Gem!

This wonderful build dating back to 1888 and designed by David Henry Ward is Grade II listed by Historic England for its architectural interest and high quality craftsmanship. 

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Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath - A Birmingham Gem!

The Hare & Hounds is a musical pub at the corner of York Road and High Street in Kings Heath. Opened in 1907. UB40 had their first gig here in 1979.

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