It beats away right at the heart of England – if you like London, you'll love Birmingham. England’s second-largest city is dynamic, cultural and individual.
Birmingham invites the visitor to explore, be amazed and enjoy. Whether on one of the numerous cultural events such as a performance by the celebrated Birmingham Royal Ballet, an entertaining comedy evening in the award-winning Glee Club, an extended shopping trip down New Street or a stroll around the traditional Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham is multifaceted, and radiates a charm that attracts and enchants visitors.
Join the evening crowd in the famous Balti Triangle, and eventually choose one of the many (usually Indian) restaurants for a tasty curry. Share a freshly-tapped beer or two with cheerful, like-minded people in one of the many pubs and bars, and then roll happily into bed in one of the central hotels before setting off on the next day on a journey through time to Warwick Castle.
Enjoy the delightful landscape on the way there, and perhaps be a little inspired by it – just like JRR Tolkien was, the British author who penned the successful «Lord of the Rings».
The second most highly populated city in Great Britain after London.
Approx. 1 million
Approx. 268 km²
- Public transport
Extensive bus and train network and underground.
Moderate climate. July and August are the warmest months. Winters tend to be mild.
- Best time to visit
Between May and September.
- Good to know
Some of Birmingham’s nicknames:«Brum»,«Workshop of the World»,«City of a 1000 trades»,«The Second City».
- Nice to know
Birmingham has around 600 parks and green areas, more than any other city in Europe.
Birmingham Airport, approx. 10 km east of the city.
The 900 goes to the city centre every 20 minutes; the journey takes about 25 minutes.
There is a train to the city centre every 5 to 15 minutes. Depending on the connection, the travel time is 10 to 20 minutes.
There are taxi ranks outside the Arrivals Terminals. It’s about a 20- to 30-minute ride to the centre.