A growing number of visitors are coming to Birmingham year-on-year. 32.8million visitors came to experience Birmingham during 2010 and with 28,600 hotel beds in and around the city you’ll be sure to get a good night’s sleep.
From public artworks to art galleries, museums and theatres, Birmingham is full of hidden cultural treasures. Experience everything from the world’s largest Pre- Raphaelite art collection to the Birmingham Royal Ballet, theatre classics and plenty of festivals.
Birmingham has 1,000 shops within 20 minutes walk, with a great array of high street shops, arcades full of independent gems and bustling shopping centres. The Jewellery Quarter is a short walk away and produces 40% of the UK’s jewellery.
Birmingham being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution has a number of historical attractions such Cadbury World portraying the story Birmingham resident George Cadbury. Alongside an array of attractions such as ThinkTank, Birmingham’s interactive science museum, National Sea Life Centre and the Black Country Living Museum. Did you know that Birmingham has more miles of canals than Venice!
Birmingham city centre boasts more than 200 restaurants, serving dishes from 27 cultures and three have Michelin Stars. The city is also home to the famous Balti Triangle and China Town.
The city is not afraid to take on a challenge –Birmingham has a £163 million world class library under construction and a £600 million transformation of Birmingham New Street Station.
Getting to Birmingham is easy with 126 direct connections from Birmingham Airport and a travel time by train to London is only 70 minutes which will be reduced to less than 1 hour by 2014 with the development of a High speed rail link between Birmingham and London. You will also be perfectly placed to reach the Cotswolds, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwick Castle and Coventry Cathedral, all within 35 minutes by car.