Birmingham West Midlands, Articles

Introduction to Birmingham

Birmingham city centre aerial view

You will be amazed by the quantity and quality of attractions which can be found in the city. Stroll along one of the many picturesque canals, visit world-class museums and art galleries, tour round the Cadbury World and try the numerous cafes and restaurants. Follow our tips for making the most of your visit to this great city on a limited budget.

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Getting Around

There are plenty of transportation choices in Birmingham. On of the best way to get around and explore the city is on foot. We give you also an overview of different transportations such as bus, metro, tram and taxi. Hiring a bike is another option, it is flexible and affordable and the bikes can easily be taken on public transport. » read more

Jewellery Quarter

Explore the city’s Jewellery Quarter, located in the Hockley area. It’s home to 700 independent jewellery businesses and more than 200 listed buildings. What are things to see and do, how to get there, where to eat and check its many nightlife venues. » read more


Located in Birmingham’s Southside area, Theatreland sits comfortably next to Chinatown and the Gay Village. Main landmark is the famous Hippodrome theatre, first constructed in 1895. Things to do in the area, interesting facts and getting around. » read more

Best Day Trips

Are you looking for a day trip or overnight getaway, we have a look at the 7 very best excursions from Birmingham in England. From Ironbridge Gorge, Alton Tower Theme Park to Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and the Georgian Regency architecture in Royal Leamington Spa. » read more

10 Surprising Facts

List of 10 interesting facts about Birmingham you’ve probably never heard before. Some of them may surprise you. Do you know the city has more open space than Paris, it’s home to more Michelin-starred restaurants than anywhere else in the UK or that J. R. Tolkien grew up in this area ? » read more

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