Birmingham, a city of one million residents, is the second largest city in Great Britain, following London. It is an important industrial centre, but is increasingly becoming a modern service and cultural centre.  This development has transformed Birmingham's cityscape tremendously over the last decade. Birmingham has become a modern metropolis and offers the best shopping in Great Britain, except for in London's West End. And not only for this reason has this city become a great visitor attraction.

A wide variety of ethnic groups
Birmingham is colourful: a large percentage of the population has origins in former British colonies such as India, Pakistan, the Caribbean and Ireland. In this way, the city is influenced the 150,000 residents from Kashmir and as well as the many Rastafarians.  Birmingham also hosts the world's third largest St. Patrick's Day Parade (after Dublin and New York).

Going out in Birmingham
You will find a great many cafés, bars and restaurants, particularly in the area around St Paul’s Square in the Jewellery Quarter. St. Paul's Square is the last remaining intact Georgian style square in Birmingham. Another lively quarter for night life is the Chinese Quarter.

Art and culture
Culture fans will enjoy the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, an art museum with works by Van Gogh, Rodin, Picasso and Monet. Especially impressive are also the library and the Central Museum.

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From the airport to Birmingham

Name: Birmingham Airport (BHX)
Location: approx. 17 km east of Birmingham

All information is subject to change.