Wow. We made a visit to Birmingham this week. We took the kids to Cadbury World and then went to the Bullring Shopping Centre Birmingham to let the girls do a bit of shopping. (Un)fortunately the shopping trip was curtailed after about 20 minutes when the staff announced over the tannoys that the centre was closing immediately with no reason given.
At the time we had heard nothing about the riots going on in London and certainly didn’t expect anything like that to be going on in Birmingham. I’m guessing we made it out of the city centre about 30 minutes before things started getting heated.