Brutalism, brilliant brews and the balti triangle: 20 reasons to love Birmingham

England’s second city has a dodgy reputation that it doesn’t deserve. As the Commonwealth Games come to town, we round up the best it has to offer

Birmingham is relishing hosting the Commonwealth Games. It offers the city a chance to be in the spotlight for something positive, rather than being called “godawful” by an MP or having its accent voted the worst in the UK. As a city, Brum is ready to show off its personality and culture, as well as the ability to host a big party (the opening ceremony). If you have overlooked or dismissed the second city before, it is time to think again. Here are 20 reasons to change your mind.

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