Birmingham the city

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Vibrant and diverse, Birmingham is a European centre for retail, commerce and culture. Appropriately, its civic motto is ‘Forward’, and it was recently voted second only to London as the UK destination of choice for business travellers.

 Birmingham has a history of welcoming people from all areas of the world to meet, talk, trade and settle. The city's culture is truely international and its reflected in it's world class cuisine from around the globe.

With a proud heritage and modern outlook, the city boasts excellent entertainment for all tastes with a range of leading theatres, museums and galleries, including our own Barber Institute of Fine Arts, and music venues from the O2 Arena to the NIA.

A thriving commercial centre, Birmingham has been transformed into a city for young professionals. It is more than somewhere to study; it's somewhere to build a sucessful furture. 

The city has shaken off its industrial image with investments of around £9 billion and has emerged as a confident, modern, commercial centre. Around 40% of our students choose to stay in the region following graduation – and for good reasons. The largest financial services and creative sectors outside London are located here, offering excellent career prospects.

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Visit Birmingham is the official tourist information website for the city of Birmingham. Find out what's on, where to eat and a place to stay in our beautiful city.


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