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St. Martin in the Bull Ring

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Neighborhood: Ladywood
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Address: Edgbaston Street, Birmingham B5 5BB, England
Phone Number: 44-121-600 6020
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Welcome to St Martin in the Bull Ring. This is one of the most ancient and...

Welcome to St Martin in the Bull Ring. This is one of the most ancient and contemporary buildings in Birmingham. Most of this Grade II listed church is from the nineteenth century. It was built in 1873 and is an example of gothic Victorian architecture, designed by Alfred Chatwin, from Birmingham, who also worked on the houses of parliament. But St Martin's is much older than that. There has been a church on this site since 1290 and may well have been a simple place of worship here in Saxon times. St Martin's is also a place of worship for a thriving community who refurbished the building in 2000 making it more light and open. In 2009 we created a tea lounge, healing center, and learning and advice service so our hospitality in the heart of the city could be extended. We believe that what Jesus called 'Life in all its fullness' can be discovered right here in the crosscurrents of the marketplace. You are very welcome to come in and walk around.

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A day out

An enjoyable day walking around the bullring centre and visiting the shops. John Lewis is one of the best shop to visit and grab a bargain whilst shopping there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Alphon66
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An enjoyable day walking around the bullring centre and visiting the shops. John Lewis is one of the best shop to visit and grab a bargain whilst shopping there.

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Thank Alphon66
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I visited Birmingham after the re-vamp of the Bull Ring I was thrilled to see how the new Bull Ring framed St Martin's perfectly. The old Bull Ring lost St Martin's which was such a shame. Well done to the architects for making St Martin's almost the centre piece of the area. I always have a coffee... More 

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Thank David T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A perfect place to go with friend and do shopping. Also lots of good places to eat. Have been there plenty of times with my friends.

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Thank Abdul Raqib B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing city ! Love the historical buildings mixed with the vibes of the city .. People were friendly and helpful

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Thank Bill P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful church that has with stood the Wars,the construction of the new Bull Ring,and the modernization of the City of Birmingham Centre. I do not go into the City that often,but when I do I always go into St.Martin's Church to light a candle and say a pray. It is such a peaceful place to sit and admire the... More 

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Thank Francine H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This city has had an extensive over hall , and the Bull ring shopping centre is very congested on the week end , with the escalators having queues of people waiting to use them. Although it is bright and clean looking , the layout has no logic to it. The only recognisable parts of the old Bull ring is the... More 

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Thank nbody
Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was quite shocked to see a church next to the Bullring. It is nice to see that St Martin's has been kept along with the new buildings. It is a gorgeous building and looks well looked after.

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Thank WelshDragon77
Vicosa, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The old church is located near to the bullring. It is like the old and the new times together! Inside the church is amazing, calm place! I heard that the longest married in the UK happened in this church.

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Thank Aline G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This is one of the Birmingham's landmarks, situated at the Bull Ring and next to the Birmingham Moor Street Station and Selfridges Shopping Mall. St. Martin church is known for its exquisite Victorian architecture.

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Thank jayantsinha
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

a nice selection of shops and eateries for all tastes, good access although parking is very expensive!!

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