SOLIHULL’S thriving High Street has been identified as one of the attractions that it’s hoped will draw people to the region during the London Olympics.
Footage of the town centre features in a new national TV advert which has been unveiled by tourism body Visit Birmingham.
Voiced by Julie Walters, it debuted during last Friday’s broadcast of ITV1’s Elizabeth: Queen, Wife, Mother Diamond Jubilee show.
Apart from film of the High Street, home to our own Solihull News offices, the advert also features clips of Brindley Place, Birmingham and The Black Country Living Museum.
Emma Gray, director of marketing services for Visit Birmingham, said: “In the lead-up to the Olympics we have joined forces with Visit England to encourage visitors to venture beyond the capital and discover the country’s many hidden gems. We have seized the opportunity to be part of the largest domestic tourism campaign ever undertaken in the UK.”