Overview

Birmingham is made up of a diverse range of cultures and characteristics that really give it a unique atmosphere. The city offers a vast range of lifestyle choices alongside easily accessible attractions and high levels of personal safety. Birmingham will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, putting the city in the global spotlight. It is fast becoming the UK destination of choice, giving people a great place to live, learn, work and play. 

 

Key Facts

  • Most popular UK destination for relocating Londoners
  • 1.3 million residents under 25
  • Birmingham has one of the highest proportions of green space of any UK city
  • Hosts of the Commonwealth Games in 2022

Shopping

Come and explore Birmingham's wide range of shopping destinations. From the Mailbox, Bullring and Grand Central to retail therapy at Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, you will be able to fulfil all your shopping needs, regardless of style or budget. With the city offering a variety of premium fashion shops, restaurants and cafés there's plenty here to keep you busy.

 

 

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Food & Drink

Get ready to experience cuisines from the world over, some of the UK's best gourmet street food, the world famous Balti Triangle, Michelin star restaurants and food markets full of locally sourced produce.

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Cultural Attractions

There is a great mix of artistic talent across Birmingham. Within the centre you can find museums, art galleries with music and film festivals of all genres.

The internationally famed City of Birmingham Orchestra and Birmingham Royal Ballet have also made their home in the centre. Visit the Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum full of interactive family fun or discover how this town became a city at Birmingham Cathedral. Modern art and theatre are also widely available across the city with Digbeth, the Jewellery Quarter and Eastside contributing to the art scene.

 

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Sport & Leisure

Many exciting sports venues can be found across the Birmingham area with international and national athletics at the Alexander Stadium, Cricket at Edgbaston Cricket Ground and unmissable events in the world of golf, football, badminton, tennis and rugby taking place throughout the year.  

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Nightlife & Music

With star-filled theatres and comedy clubs, stylish bars and the hottest nightspots, there's always something happening in Birmingham. A vibrant mix of bars hosting some of the most exotic drinks in the city, there is also a selection of traditional pubs including the Old Joint Stock, one of the grandest pubs in the city centre. The Mailbox and Southside offer champagne and cocktails bars, alongside independent pubs offering contemporary twists such as The Lord Clifden.

 

 

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Discover Birmingham

Keep up with the latest events, festivals and entertainment going on across the UK's second city with Birmingham's official visitor website for Birmingham and the region.

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