Birmingham is England's second city, and is a European centre for retail, commerce and culture. It offers entertainment for all tastes, including leading theatres, music venues, art galleries and museums. It is also home to one of Europe’s largest city centre shopping malls, Bullring, which has over 160 shops including Selfridges, Abercrombie and Fitch, Apple and Top Shop.
The state-of-the-art 'Library of Birmingham' opened in 2013 and is one of the largest libraries in the world. Birmingham is a truly cosmopolitan city whose residents come from many diverse countries and cultural backgrounds. This is reflected in its restaurants, shops and cultural activities. You can find food from all over Asia, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean in Birmingham's food markets and shops.
There is lots of further information on Visit Birmingham about the city of Birmingham.