This weekend I visited Birmingham to attend the Horse of the Year show but while I was there I couldn’t resist visiting the Library (sad I know). I’ve been down to Birmingham a few times and have seen the Library from the outside but this was the first time I actually made it inside.
I absolutely love libraries and bookshops so there was no way I was passing up the chance to visit one of the largest libraries in the world. It’s 31,000 square metres, spread over 10 floors of differing size and use. It’s definitely the first library I’ve ever visited with multiple escalators and a glass elevator. Unfortunately the outside terraces and secret garden were closed to the public on the day I visited but they certainly looked impressive and there are incredible views across Birmingham from the 9th floor.
There are loads of comfy chairs spread all over where you can just relax with your choice of book for an afternoon. There are a lot of non fiction books which aren’t really my thing but just being surrounded by so many books is relaxing. It could possibly be a book lover’s heaven.