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23 reviews of Victoria Square in English
you heard the lastest with aspestos in perry common neighboor hood office as well as sutton one in the libabry the libary suspposed to have aspestos its a lie sutton libary revenating
blawto, 7 February 2011:
ukgirl02, 9 February 2011:
sutton coldfield library has shut down th the council offices above with Asbestos all over the building i think the council are proudle not to say what they have done to the library
ukgirl02, 7 September 2011:
im just telling about the liabarys for the council and neighbor hood offices are at riisk and has aspestos and you could have gone there and got ill im just letting people know as the council dont tell the people the lies and decite
Now the town hall had been refurbished Victoria Square is really looking it’s best. It’s one of those iconic places in Birmingham along with things like the Bullring and the Mailbox that is worth a visit. The library still looks ugly though. Victoria Square is also the location for Birmingham events such as markets, street stalls and the amazing Frankfurt Christmas Market which has to be visited!
This is the place to come if you think Birmingham is just full of concrete. The picture attached to these reviews is the Town Hall, which has finally been renovated after a period of many years. It has a cafe and and is mainly used as a concert venue.
Opposite this building to the right is the Council House. This is a large and highly decorated building from the days when municipal architecture had style.
Behind the Council House is the Museum and Art Gallery, famous for its pre-Raphaelite collection, and worthy of a day or two of your time.
In front of the Council House is a relatively new fountain, which cascades down a flight of steps, has some fine guarding lions, along with the so-called “floozie in the jacuzzi”, a water-bearing woman. There are verses of a poem etched around the rim of the pool. The fountain’s walls are full of lunching workers on most summer days.
There are some extras here too: the Iron Man sculpture shows the way to New Street. There is another sculpture of a man seated on the steps behind a second fountain near the Museum. In the paving to the left of the fountain, you can see measurements laid out including the old rod and perch.
Victoria Square hosts a number of events each year including the Christmas market. There is plenty for a family to explore here.
a lovely place to walk around and enjoy the architecture birmingham has to offer - close to broad street for food and drink and just a walk away from all the shops - with various special events going on all year
Identifiably Birmingham. “The River” which is known to locals as “The Fluzzi in the Jacuzzi” is the focus for the square and undeniably impressive. It’s location in front of the council house means that the view is often used by TV programmes and promotional brochures as the main shot of Birmingham.
The architecture around the square is probably some of the oldest and nicest in the city. Both the Council House and The Town Hall are stunning buildings and with the Town Hall having recently been refurbished (for a period of around 15 years) the square is now once again the heart and soul of the city.
Throughout the year various fairs and events set up in Victoria Square, most notably the Christmas market, for which the square houses most of the food stalls.
German Christmas Market is now in Victoria Square and a must see at this time of year! Great atmosphere and lots to see and browse. We go with colleagues after work and I find it great fun! Suggest grabbing a mug of gluvine (warm german spiced wine) and have a wander round the stalls.
great feature to the city, nice to relax by the fluzzy in the jacuzzi and eat your lunch in the summer. its even better on a winters evening when the christmas lights are on and the lights are dancing on the water while walking around the german market with a hot chocalate with a nip of something in it
The “Floozy in the Jacuzzi” as the fountain at Victoria Square is known by locals (or so I am told) is my favourite site in Birmingham due to the fact that when I moved here from the north 3 years ago, it was the first thing I saw upon entering the city alone…...A very drunk woman was paddling in it at the time! There are two things that should be noted here….1) it was 9am and 2) It was November!! She must have been freezing! Consequently, it always makes me smile whenever I see it.
For me, the whole area around Victoria Square makes me feel like I’m actually in “Birmingham”...It typifies the image I had of the “big city” being a small town girl. It never fails to impress me. Definately worth a visit.
It also makes a lovely place to sit with some lunch if its sunny (paddling not recommended) and there are lots of convenient food places nearby to grab some food from…..beware of pigeons though!!
Walking through Victoria Square I always think ‘this is the perfect example of how much people underestimate this city’. The square, and its surrounding side streets (including Colmore Row) easily compete with other European cities in terms of beautiful architecture. It’s a million miles away from what most Londoners seem to assume Birmingham is like when I talk to them.
The square has been host to everything from an urban beach to the much-hyped Christmas market, and it doesn’t matter what time of year you visit, you’ll always find people sat on the steps or around the fountain, enjoying the peace away from the Bullring or watching the news on the big screen.
I still have no idea what the Iron Man is there for, though…
The town hall is a beautifully, structured buliding. I had my awards evening with my college and it was my first time at town hall and I thought it was beautiful!
It is spacious and creates a holy, calming atmosphere. It has many seats for visitors and a large organ which is quite outstanding. I really enjoyed my time there but i did feel a tiny bit cold…still a lovely experience! :)
I have lived in Birmingham all of my life and now I am in mt 20’s, Have only just started to appreciate the beauty and culture of Victoria Square. Its a great place to sit by the fountains in the summer and watch the world go by. And now the Town Hall has finfished its re furb, it really adds to the scene. I really recommend you go and view Victoria Square at dusk time, it loos really beautiful.
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