Birmingham Town Hall Is 175 Years Old
People don’t just rent luxury serviced apartments in Birmingham for business. They go there for pleasure, as well – and one of the most pleasurable Birmingham experiences has to be a visit to the magnificent Town Hall.
Located on Broad Street, within easy walking distance of several of our serviced apartments in Birmingham, Birmingham’s massive Romanesque Town Hall is truly stunning. Opened in 1834, its design is based upon the Temple of Castor and Pollux. It is one of the world’s oldest concert halls, and one of the finest examples of Roman Revival civic architecture in existence.
Following a major £35 million renovation, Birmingham Town Hall reopened in October 2007 with a two-week festival of arts on the theme of “Celebrating the Past, Pioneering the Future”. In 2009, there were more celebrations – this time, on the Hall’s almost unblemished record of providing non-stop musical entertainment for the past 175 years.
Rent serviced apartments in Birmingham Town Hall, and you can witness world-class performances by the likes of Imelda May, the Birmingham City Choir and the BBC Big Band. Every week, the Town Hall Organist gives recitals on the magnificent restored organ – there is a tradition of Birmingham Town Hall organists going back to that very first concert, in 1834. They have to be of some mettle, to cope with the massive array of pipes – 6,000 of them, some 32 foot long! In 2006, the organist gave a special recital to the city’s school children.
Any lover of classical architecture should book accommodation in Birmingham, with us at Serviced City Pads, and see this marvellous jewel for themselves. Visit us today to see our range of apartments in Birmingham.