Be it a date, a day out with your best friend or your mum – it immediately becomes that little bit more special when there’s a beautiful view to admire. Cityscapes, townscapes and skylines have been mesmerising people for decades an decades. Just look at the stunning pieces of cityscapes captured by Vermeer and Garcia. They’re usually pretty easy to find! When you go to London you get the lift up the Shard. When you’re in Paris you climb up the Eiffel Tower. But what do you do when you’re in Birmingham?
?️ The industrial city that never stops
Birmingham has an industrial history that spans centuries – and you can easily spot it from the bird’s eye view. There’s a lot of sharp edges and concrete in its cityscape yet you will also spot the traditional red brick here and there, entwined with the odd greenery and a church or two. Birmingham is a city of change – it always goes forward and only rarely looks back. With its still relatively new Library, even more recent Grand Central and other developments such as the new Children’s Hospital, Smithfields and refurbished Pavilions, it’s a city on the move. And that’s exactly what you can see when you climb up some of the tallest buildings in the city. You can see little people with great ambitions, you can see buildings transforming in front of your very own eyes, you can see busy streets with even busier businesses. And when looking down you feel like you really are a part of it. Where to go to see these breathtaking views?
Staying Cool Apartments in Rotunda
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill
The BT Tower
The Alpha Tower
The Library of Birmingham
Radisson Blu Hotel
And with a scenery like that you will want an extraordinary serving. There’s a dozen or two places that you can go to for a lovely afternoon in Birmingham. And they will all be oh so pleasant, with delicious fresh sandwiches, scones just pulled out of the oven and cupcakes with the sweetest snow-like cream on top. What you won’t get with those afternoon teas though is the view you will get at Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar & Grill on the 25th floor of the Cube in Birmingham. Whilst nibbling on puffy scones with freshly whipped clotted cream you can admire the view of South Birmingham – Broad Street, the Peace Gardens, the canals and all the greenery beyond the city centre. With a glass of champagne this makes for one wonderful afternoon!You can now get this Afternoon Tea for yourself or for someone else (to take you with of course!) via Tesco gift experiences – click here! And if you’re not from Birmingham then don’t forget to browse their other gift experiences right here – they have a ton of great days out available from flying lessons to pony trekking and spa days.
? Tesco sent me this gift experience to try (thank you!) however all tips on the breathtaking views, delicious scones and wandering around Birmingham are my very own.