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Welcome to Birmingham

Welcome to Birmingham - The city which has more miles of canals than Venice
 

Britain’s second largest city is located in the West Midlands, approximately 110 miles northwest of London. It is the youngest city in Europe and belongs to the greenest cities in the UK with over 8,000 acres of parks. In the 18th century, during the Industrial Revolution,
it became the leading nucleus in Britain. In 1837, Joseph Chamberlain implemented reforms with the result that Birmingham became a British pioneer in many things. Nowadays, it is known for its rich culture and its universities.
 

Information and Facts
 

Sightseeing

When coming with your family, one of the best places to visit is Cadbury World. It is the paradise for chocolate lovers. You can learn how the chocolate is made, play in chocolate rain and of course, taste, taste, taste.
If you like jewellery, you have to visit the Jewellery Quarter in which an estimated 40% of British jewellery is made.
To have a good panaoramic view of the city, you can go to the “Secret Garden” at the 7th-floor of the Library of Brimingham.
Further, Birmingham is home of the Theatreland. The theatre “Hippodrome” is home to the Birmingham Royal Ballet, as well as to comedy and music performances and an incredible range of theatre productions.
You should not miss Digbeth which offers heritage, art, music and independent shopping. It is also a good place to eat or just drink some coffee.
The NIA brings entertainment to Birmingham every single day. The stages are home to a number of huge productions such as Batman Live and Disney’s Fantasia.
Finally the Aquarium. On a wet day it s the perfect place to take the children. With thousands of different fish and sea creatures in exciting exhibitions which ends in a 4D interactive film you’ll be sure to keep the kids entertained.

Shopping

There are a lot of shopping centres in Brimingham. To just name a few: Bullring, The Mailbox and Grand Central Birmingham. If you want to stay outside for shopping, there are also some shopping streets: New Street, Corporation Street and High Street. Of course, shopping does not mean clothes only, but also grocery. The best place for this kind of shopping is the Indoor Market. You will find everything there without spending too much money.

Nightlife

At night, you can choose between a lot of activities. Either go to theatres and comedy clubs or bars and pubs or night clubs. The biggest night club is called Gatecrasher. Birmingham is also home to the Grosvenor Casino where you can spend 24 hours a day. If you prefer relaxing, The Arcadian is the right place to stay with its bars, pubs and restaurants.

Tips for your perfect stay in Birmingham

Can’t decide what to eat? Why not try Aound the World in 80 Dishes. An all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant with every cuisine you can think of.
Calling all football fans, Birmingham is home to 2 different football clubs each playing regular matches for you to enjoy.
Looking for a more upper class shopping experience then visit the Mailbox for designer shops and plenty of restaurants.
Fever is the perfect night club to bust a move if you are a fan of all that is 80s and cheese music.
For the cheapest baguettes in town visit Simlply Baguettes where prices start from 50 pences.
You can’t talk about Birmingham without mentioning Broad street full of the best bars and clubs including Vodka Revolutions, Risa, Lloyds and Walkabout.

Public transportation

Birmingham has different city centre rail stations, New Street Station is probably the most used when travelling to the city. Further, you can go by bus (National Express) as well as by plane. Birmingham has an own airport which welcomes more than 50 airlines from over 100 destinations.
Getting around in Birmingham is no problem. The most used mean of transportation is the Midland Metro. With this link, you can search timetables and fares: http://www.networkwestmidlands.com/
If you want to feel like in Venice, you can also choose the canals to get from one place to another.

Climate

Birmingham belongs to the marine west coast climate which means that the summers are warm and it is in general relatively mild. The hottest month is July, the coldest ones are January and February. The annual average temperature are 9 degrees. Birmingham is a city with a lot of snow in winter due to its inland location and high elevation. October is the month with the highest rainfall rate.

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