Birmingham is Britain’s second largest city. Historically known as the “City of a 1000 Trades” and the “Workshop of the World” as it was in the heart of the Industrial Revolution, the city has today become a great shopping and cultural destination as it rebuilt and modernized following World War 2. Boats, cars, and rail can all be used to reach the city, but Birmingham Airport
provides the most direct route.
Getting around Birmingham is easy thanks to its public transportation system, and the extensive canal network that facilitated the industry sector services water buses and taxis. By no means the most efficient mode of transportation, tours are offered and make for a unique and relaxed experience. The diversity of Birmingham ensures everyone has something to enjoy. The culturally inclined will enjoy visits to museums and art galleries like Cadbury World
and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. Shopping opportunities are abundant and include the Bull Ring Markets and New Street Farmers’ Market. The Drayton Manor is a theme park that has 35 rides and 15 acres of zoo. Spas, theaters, and leisure centers all provide entertainment and relaxation for those traveling here.
Birmingham accommodation caters to a range of travelers. There is a large selection within the city center
alone and more options available in surrounding areas. Find the most suitable accommodation for you by clicking on our interactive map and exploring Birmingham for hotels and must-see destinations.