Thursday, 23 October 2008

More Pubs









This is the Old Fox in Birmingham City Centre. It is a very famous old pub which stands opposite
the Hippodrome Theatre. Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin were among some of the famous people who supped an ale or two inbetween performances. The Green Room is the bar next door and highlights the difference to me between a bar and a good old fashioned pub. It looks nice in there but I've never been in because it looks too posh. I'm much more at home in the Fox.


Both these fine establishments are located on Hurst Street, which is simultaneously Birminghams Chinese Quarter and Gay Village! I am neither Chinese nor gay but I like the eclectic feel of the place. And if only you could smell the food, your mouth would be watering...




Also on Hurst Street, the National Trust have restored Birmingham's only surviving back-to-back houses and made them a museum attraction with period shopfronts such as these. And they sell wonderful old fashioned sweets.



4 comments:

Perverse Sheaf said...

You know if you carry on down the road the old sweet shop is away from town centre there's an XXX cinema and related POIs. I should stress that I've never been, I just went for a wander once. Also, the Ikon exhibition is pretty good, certainly worth a look. It's not very big so it isn't going to eat up all of your day if you don't like it.

Perverse Sheaf said...

(Nice pics btw)

GrandAnglais said...

I believe you! Anyway why go to a cinema when you can get free porn at the Icon?

Pamela said...

Hmmmmm....