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)

Meera Syal 

Annie Murray

Local directory

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Places to eat and drink

The English Rose Tea Room

89 High St


B63 3BQ

Lizzie's Farm

Redhill Ln


B61 0QG

The Tea Shop Constance Wallace

91A Hewell Rd

Barnt Green


B45 8NL

Manor House Tearooms

115 Wood Ln



B94 5JH

Dragon Fly Tea Rooms

Parkridge Centre

Warwick Rd


B91 3HW

Edwardian Tea Rooms


B3 3AA

Pigeons Parlour

5 Moreton Ave


B43 7QP

Teas 2 Please

197 Blackhalve Ln


WV11 1AH

Tea Room

Moseley Old Hall Ln



WV10 7HY

The Garden Room

213 Chester Rd

Sutton Coldfield

B73 5BD

West Midlands

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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