One of the UK’s most dynamic and commercial cities
If you wish to enjoy a wonderful vacation in the UK, you should definitely place Birmingham on your to-see list. Known as one of the most prominent cities and metropolitan boroughs in England, the city is a hot spot for millions of tourists who are seduced by this cosmopolitan British metropolitan area counting no less than 3.7 million people.
Birmingham has evolved to one of the UK’s most dynamic and commercial cities. Contemporary new architecture and art sit alongside historic city squares, waterside bars, shops and offices. The city boasts numerous arts and cultural centres, including theatres, exhibition centres and a symphony hall. The futuristic architecture of the new Bull Ring shopping centre, and The Mailbox are home to the designer stores, major high-street chains and as well fine restaurants. Victoria Square is home of the town hall and a German Christmas Market. Major events are held at the ICC (International Convention Centre) and the Barclaycard national indoor arena).
2 Affordable Apartments
Address : Clive Passage, Birmingham, B4 6HU, United Kingdom
Distance from Bullring & Grand Central : 0.9 mile (19 minutes walking via Bull Street) – 11 min by Public Transportation
The Hub b&b in Clive Paasage, Birmingham consists of apartments located near to Birmingham’s main city centre. This accommodation is close to a number of areas of Birmingham, most notably the Jewelry Quarter but also Small Heath, Smethwick and various others. It is not far from Birmingham’s many parks or tube stations.
The apartments have a metropolitan feel with all the mod cons. As the name hub suggests it is an ideal stopping off point for a visit to the city*. Read More
Address : 60 Sheepcote Street Apartment 151, 17th Floor, Birmingham, B16 8WH, United Kingdom
Distance from Bullring & Grand Central : 1 mile (20 minutes walking via Holliday St) – 13 min by Public Transportation
Car Parking nearby
Relatively close to Broad Street, Brindleyplace and ICC Birmingham the Bank by Hyron is located on Sheepcote Street. It is also just down the road from the Birmingham Library and the Cube.
It consists of number of large apartments which are stylishly designed in a similar way to a studio flat, that is open plan, which is set off by the long windows; A homely feel in a large city*. Read More
You will never get the chance to get bored
If you are planning a fun short stay in Birmingham you should know that no matter what your interests are, you will never get the chance to get bored. There’s always something new to experience, see and learn about in this beautiful city, which remains in history as the world’s first manufacturing town, as it was hailed in the late 1700s.
At this point, Birmingham has what it takes to address all your needs and demands in terms of music, literature, culinary scenes and fine arts. Those who are always eager to spend an eventful weekend near some of the greatest European cultural institutions should keep in mind the fact that the city is home to numerous attractions, including the Royal Ballet, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, the Repertory Theatre or the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
If you’d rather skip the history lesson and just take some time off work to relax in a beautiful Birmingham apartment for rent located near a true oasis of relaxation, you should know that your goal is perfectly attainable.
There are many decently priced self catering rentals in this area, and most of them are within walking distance from one or more of the 571 parks comprised by Birmingham. As a matter of fact, the city has more parks than any other European city, counting no less than 3,500 hectares of outdoor space available to the public.
Covering 971 hectares, Sutton Park is a National Nature Reserve and also the biggest European urban park. If you have a great passion for arts, literature or music, Birmingham is definitely the place to be.
This city has constantly reiterated its romance with jazz music since the early 1920s and hosts many prestigious musical events, including the Annual International Jazz Festival and the Harmonic Festival.
An article published by the Guardian indicates that Birmingham is one of the European cities that still accentuate the importance of opera in people’s lives. The Birmingham Opera Company has gained a positive international reputation mostly due to its amazing avant-garde masterpiece hosted in abandoned buildings and other unconventional locations all across Birmingham.
Sports fans also adore Birmingham, because this wonderful city is the home of two well-known football teams: Birmingham City F.C. and Aston Villa F.C.
Train Station – City Centre
Main railway station ?
The mainline train station of the city is New Street station, the busiest station outside London. It’s well served by Virgin Trains and CrossCountry. The two other primary rail hub’s of the city are Moor Street and Snow Hill station.
Long distance destinations operated by frequent trains include London (Euston), Edinburgh (Waverley), Glasgow (Central), Centre of Bristol, Cardiff in Wales, Oxford, Sheffield and Manchester (Piccadilly).
Where is Birmingham ?
The city of Birmingham is located in the West Midlands region, in the heart of England United Kingdom. It’s the second largest city in England.
The city is served by Birmingham International Airport (BHX), located in Solihull and well served by local public transport. The National Exhibition Centre and Genting Entertainment Arena is adjacent to the airport.
5 Must See Attractions and Sights
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
(75-79 Vyse St, West Midlands B18 6HA, United Kingdom)
Small museum but a must see. The museum brings the process of jewellery manufacture to life. A guide takes you around and explains everything.
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
(Chamberlain Square, B3 3DH England United Kingdom)
Museum and art gallery displaying an impressive selection of artwork and Pre-Raphaelite paintings, as well many other Victorian painters.
Gas Street Basin
Canal basin in the heart of the city center, full of colorful canal boats, bars, pubs and restaurants. It’s close to the ICC and Rep, near all the sites this vibrant city has to offer.
Thinktank Science Museum
(Millennium Point, Curzon St, Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7XG, UK)
Science museum showcasing interesting hands-on displays, a digital planetarium and outdoor science garden.
National Sea Life Centre
(The Waters Edge, Brindleyplace B1 2HL, England)
Discover life under the sea at this fantastic aquarium, where you can spot creatures of the deep such as sharks, rays and starfish. Enjoy the underwater tunnel and take a trip to the interactive rockpool. It’s fun for the entire family.
Birmingham Travel Tips