The Green Room

How many people reading this enjoy people watching? Nobody really realises just how multicultural Birmingham is, or how great its sphere of influence is.

Sitting at the Green Room (Opposite the Hippodrome) you will see a range of people going past, doing different things. International tourists, exploring the city, national tourists, looking for a place to enjoy the sun. It’s a perfect place to go to for inspiration, and each person going past tells a story. The place itself is laid back and relaxed, probably something to do with the mellow yellow walls.

If you’re meeting someone who’s not from around here, it’s a perfect base to start. In front of the green room you have culture, to the left you have the village (the pub on the corner is a great place to go no matter what your sexuality, it’s laid back too), to the right you have the Maharajah, voted the best indian restaurant – by Indians! Behind you have the Arcadian, which needs no introduction, and behind that you have the Bull Ring! It’s a very underestimated place.

2 Comments so far

  1. Tony Morel (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2007 @ 2:49 pm

    People watching is great.
    I work away from home Mon-Fri so it’s about the only excitement there is (especially in Basingstoke)
    I love the fact that now I’m starting to recognise the odd couple, like the pair that are always arguing, or the old guy that totally dotes on his wife but desperately tries to pretend he doesnt care about it.
    You get to see some amazing characters that normally just pass you by without you noticing

  2. Jeevan (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2007 @ 3:00 pm

    It’s funny, in Birmingham I’m starting to see familiar faces now, as well. Apart from Non Brummies, I recognise regular commuters, the woman that works nights at Tesco, the Big Issue people, People that live in Nechells, Edgbaston, or even Stourbridge. It’s my little village-y city!

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