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Alpha Tower From Paradise Circus, Birmingham
Alpha Tower From Paradise Circus, Birmingham
Birmingham Council House. Photo by G-Man
Birmingham Council House. Photo by G-Man
Christmas Snowfall. Photo by Jenny Rollo
Christmas Snowfall. Photo by Jenny Rollo
Brindley Place Birmingham. Photo by G-Man
Brindley Place Birmingham. Photo by G-Man
St Martin's Church. Photo Christophe Finot
St Martin's Church. Photo Christophe Finot
Skyline From Centenary Square, Birmingham
Skyline From Centenary Square, Birmingham
St Phillip's Cathedral. By Geograph.org.uk
St Phillip's Cathedral. By Geograph.org.uk
Exterior of Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham
Exterior of Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham

Birmingham Information

Birmingham, situated in the heart of England with a population of over one million people is the country’s second most populated area after the capital, London. Birmingham is also the second largest economy in the United Kingdom with its prominence of manufacturing, banking and finance making up its high GDP.

One of the main forces behind the industrial revolution between 1840-70, Birmingham has its fair share of firsts. St Chads is the first Roman Catholic Cathedral built in Birmingham since the Reformation. Birmingham is the only city outside London with a number of three Michelin Star restaurants ratings. Doctors in Birmingham’s Children Hospital became the first to carry out the pioneering hole in the heart surgery. It is also the site of many famous inventions including Gas Lighting, the Magnetron and the first use of Radiology in an operation. It is also credited for the invention of ‘The Balti’ a curry dish that has become synonymous with the Great British Curry - That's right not Pakistani or Indian.

Birmingham holds a wide and varied must see and do tourism bucket list, with Museums, Art Galleries, Victorian and Georgian Architecture, Ghost and Graveyard walks, Theatres, Pubs, Restaurants, Historic Manor Houses, the amazing Dudley Zoo and the incredible West Midland Safari Park and of course, Cadbury World, the chocoholics answer to Heaven on Earth.

Another must visit attraction is the Jewellery Quarter, forget the shops, visit the manufacturers direct, choose your precious stones from the diamond merchants, buy your gold and have a unique piece designed and made by the finest jewellers.

For the young and the young at heart, Birmingham’s nightlife is alive and kicking with Broad Street being the main area to offer pubs and clubs with every variety of music imaginable. And for the shoppers among you, there is the world famous Bullring Shopping Centre and the Birmingham Wholesale Markets, the largest wholesale food market in the Country.

With a history that dates back to pre Roman times, an amazing and diverse array of culture, shown through many of the festivals a visit to Birmingham will leave you awestruck.

For more tourist information Birmingham in the UK, you may want to see the official government tourism website Visit Birmingham

Bullring Buildings in Birmingham. Photo by Christophe Finot
Bullring Buildings in Birmingham. Photo by Christophe Finot
Great Western Arcade in Birmingham. Photo by Tony Hisgett
Great Western Arcade in Birmingham. Photo by Tony Hisgett