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St. Martin in the Bull Ring

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Neighbourhood: Ladywood
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Address: Edgbaston Street, Birmingham B5 5BB, England
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+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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Easily spent a day walking around and having a huge shop.

It was renovated and just when you think you finished there is a part 2 ! Walk outside and you see the other half :) We did go in xmas season and boy was it busy- wasnt even nice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was renovated and just when you think you finished there is a part 2 ! Walk outside and you see the other half :) We did go in xmas season and boy was it busy- wasnt even nice anymore was like sardines packed into a building. That aside i would visit again but at a more quiet time Plenty... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we managed to squeeze in a last shopping spree on the morning before we left. The whole area around the Bullring has been renovated since we were there last time. architecturally well designed and user friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a huge space for shopping, you've got all everything you need in the same place, all ranges of prices

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Typical of Birminghams cosmopolitan culture.Modern shops and restaurants next to the historic church and traditional markets.The street market has magnificent fruit and veg a lot I had not seen before and the rag market bygones from yesteryear .If you require inspiration for fancy dress visit the rag market

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I used to study at the Aston University, and this place was the relief for the city when one wished to shop. The area has a feel to it and the shops provide good deals.

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Newry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Loved the place but too busy for my liking. Visited in December and there was just too many people, you simply had to move with the crowd.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We went to visit the German Market, great atmosphere with all the stalls very busy. Lovely to see things that are so different and unusual. Plenty to see, plenty of places to eat and drink. Warning pickpockets out, keep wallets and purses close by you. We went by train much easier.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Lovely quiet church no sparkling gold and brash just peaceful and a welcome break to reflect on the money being spent in the Christmas markets and the beggars on the street.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Newly done to featured attraction, shopping, leisure, walk around, access to water front, transportation

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We popped in here to escape the cold and the people, lovely church inside with a wood beamed roof, lovely stained glass windows, free to enter right off the square with the bullring shopping centre and by the markets.

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