Books based in this county:
Authors associated with this county
Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.
J R R Tolkien (spent childhood in Birmingham)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (lived here)
The Reverend Awdry (Thomas the Tank Engine)
Lee Child (spent childhood in Birmingham)
Jonathan Coe (The Rotter's Club)
Find your perfect cuppa or indulge your sweet cravings by choosing one of these great local companies.
Places to eat and drink
The English Rose Tea Room
89 High St
The Tea Shop Constance Wallace
91A Hewell Rd
Manor House Tearooms
115 Wood Ln
Dragon Fly Tea Rooms
Edwardian Tea Rooms
5 Moreton Ave
Teas 2 Please
197 Blackhalve Ln
Moseley Old Hall Ln
The Garden Room
213 Chester Rd
The West Midlands is a heavily populated region, with over 2 million residents, with Birmingham being a major city. Known as 'The Black Country' the West Midlands is known for its history within the mining, wool and metal industries and this is reflected in the many museums and attractions. But alongside that, Birmingham provides trendy shopping, restaurants, and galleries.
Places to visit
Black Country Living Museum, Cadbury World, Birmingham Science Museum, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Aston Hall, Bull Ring, Coventry Cathedral.
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