Birmingham is Britain's second largest city and is situated right in the heart of England. Birmingham's location in the centre of England makes it an ideal base to explore the rest of the UK. We are only 90 minutes away from London by train and Stratford upon Avon, Warwick, Oxford, the Cotswolds and Wales are only a short journey away. It is a city of culture, combined with superb shopping, great nightlife and award-winning restaurants.
Birmingham is home to the famous City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Some of the finest art collections in the world are to be found in Birmingham at the City Museum and Art Gallery, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts (University Campus) and the IKON Gallery (Brindley Place). There are many museums including Cadbury World which celebrates Birmingham’s chocolate industry.
With more canals than Venice, why not explore and dine in Brindley Place on Broad Street. Birmingham boasts excellent shopping facilities in the completely re-vamped Bullring shopping centre and exclusive designer goods can be bought at the amazingly designed Selfridges store and Mailbox.
Visit Birmingham is the official tourist information website for the city of Birmingham.