146. Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Why

Birmingham, United Kingdom is a city that is up and coming. It’s not visited by many, but it deserves to be as its real. Check it out the next time you are in the Midlands of the U.K.

Birmingham, United Kingdom - Welcome to Birmingham

Birmingham, United Kingdom – Welcome to Birmingham

Where

Birmingham is located in what is called the Midlands in the U.K. It’s south of Manchester and northwest of Oxford.

How To Get Here

By Train

Book your tickets from the National Rail Web site. You can travel by Virgin Train or Cross Country Rail.

Birmingham, United Kingdom - Birmingham Moor Street Station

Birmingham, United Kingdom – Birmingham Moor Street Station

By Bus

National Express and Megabus serve the city and also the Airport.

By Plane

The closest major airport to Birmingham, United Kingdom is Birmingham Airport (BHX).

Birmingham, United Kingdom - Birmingham Airport (BHX)

Birmingham, United Kingdom – Birmingham Airport (BHX)

The following airlines serve the Birmingham Airport (BHX):

Air Transat (TS), Air France (AF), Aer Lingus (EI), Air India (AI), AccessRail (9B), Aegean Airlines (A3), BMI Regional (BM), British Airways (BA), Blue Air (0B), BMI Regional (BM), BH Air (8H), brussels airlines (SN), Czech Airlines (OK), Condor (DE), Eurowings (EW), Emirates (EK), EasyJet Airlines (U2), flybe. (BE), Germanwings (4U), Icelandair (FI), Iberia Airlines (IB), Jet2.com (LS), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Monarch Airlines (ZB), Norwegian Air Shuttle (D8), Pakistan International Airlines (PK), Qatar Airways (QR), Ryanair (FR), Swiss Airlines (LX), SAS (SK), Turkish Airlines (TK), Turkmenistan Airlines (T5), United Airlines (UA), Vueling (VY) and Wizz Air (W6).

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

By Ferry

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Where To Stay

Birmingham has a number of hotels, so you won’t have ay shortage of a place to stay at all. You can find large chains such as say Hyatt or small local boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

Where To Eat

Birmingham has a number of restaurants and a local market so you can find lots of places to eat.

Birmingham, United Kingdom - Old Bill & Bull Pub

Birmingham, United Kingdom – Old Bill & Bull Pub

Birmingham, United Kingdom - Bull Ring Indoor Market

Birmingham, United Kingdom – Bull Ring Indoor Market

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

 This is the second largest city in the United Kingdom behind London, but its not a place that gets a lot of visitors. There is lots of building going on in this city as the city council gentrifies the city. Here are some things to check out:
The Library
The Train Station

Birmingham, United Kingdom – Birmingham Moor Street Station and Library

There is shopping at the local Mall

The Market at the famous Bull Ring

Birmingham, United Kingdom – Bull Ring Indoor Market

 

St Martin at the Bull Ring Church
Birmingham, United KingdomBirmingham - The Church of St Martin in the Bull Ring

Birmingham, United KingdomBirmingham – The Church of St Martin in the Bull Ring

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Check out some tours from Viator.

==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.

Additional Information

Language: British English

Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP)

Visit Birmingham

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Birmingham, United KingdomBirmingham - The Church of St Martin in the Bull Ring

Birmingham, United Kingdom  – The Church of St Martin in the Bull Ring

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2 Responses

  1. Clara King says:

    Love Birmingham!! It’s always been one of those destinations that me and my partner have visited when the weather has been nice. They’ve got so many cool places to visit. We also stated in a luxury serviced apartment last time we visited which I can’t recommend enough.

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