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Victoria Square

Closes in 13 min: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This square has been changed recently from a grassy slope used for picnics during summer days to a European-style pedestrian plaza that is accessible throughout the year.
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Birmingham B1 1BD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice part of Birmingham. Pleantly of shops on new street to the south of this. Museums and other classical buildings surround it. The city centre reorganisation and modernisation is still ongoing do some visual value is lost.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Dr_Waugh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Victoria Square is lovely to have a nice walk around. A nice place to eat your lunch, away from work. Sit and relax with a coffee. People watching is great too. Nice buildings to admire and appreciate. Recommend a visit to Victoria Square.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank davide79_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is really an average square and would not be noticeable but for the Magnificent Town Hall and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery next to it. Not much in the way of cafes or restaurants around it. There's sculpture called "The River", but colloquially name...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 11, 2019

Looks lovely, lots but you will find lots of homeless. We were in December for Christmas Market. The Market is fake, first impression is very good, but do not expect real German food, the sausages were cheapest of the cheapest, the same taste regardles name....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BeaBi
Reviewed April 5, 2019

So much better now water has been replaced by plants. Good place to linger in good weather. On route to Brindley place and the Symphony Hall.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank safariUk
Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

What more do you want from a public square. Sadly normally draped with homeless people drinking. Otherwise really nice

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

Victoria Square is regarded as Birmingham City’s centre and as Hyde Park Corner is to London is the point from which all distances are calculated. It was originally named Council House Square taken from the name of one of the grandest buildings around its perimeter,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

Many squares n restaurant are named after QV, this is in Birmingham city centre . Housed the city council office, about 5 minutes walk from the central train station. Nice place to rest after window shopping, just sit on the stair. Slightly on higher grounds,so...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mohzan
Reviewed February 27, 2019

Gotta love the Floozy in the jacuzzi! The fountains weren't on during my visit, but the lady was reclining gracefully in the water. Love the little statues around in the water.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed February 2, 2019

I visited Birmingham for the Christmas market, some of which was in Victoria Square and it was a great venue - one of my favourite Christmas markets. The Square is in a good location and easy to get to from the train station. There's also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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November 21, 2017|
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Response from issueskid | Reviewed this property |
The market gets really busy in the evening, there's no entertainment for kids other than a merry go round near the church.
September 30, 2017|
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Response from rk505 | Reviewed this property |
Snow hill car park is reasonable, it's less than a 5 minute walk to the German market