Birmingham


About Birmingham

If you’re choosing a city break destination, Birmingham might be your unassuming hero. Best known for its bustling business, industrial background and hardworking ethics, the second biggest city in the UK also has a fun and playful side full of arts, music, culture and entertainment, perfect for a break exploring a new destination.

Transport

Tram

West Midlands Metro runs from Wolverhampton to Birmingham via West Bromwich with 26 stations, transporting commuters and tourists with accommodation in the suburbs.

Bus

Approximately 50 companies operate buses in Birmingham, connecting suburbs with the city center or nearby cities. Also, line 11 (also known as Birmingham Outer Circle) is a 27-mile long route which has more than 260 bus stops and takes more than 3 hours.

Taxi

Either hail a classic black cab or get a minicab (private hire) by pre-ordering it. Major taxi stands are located at Broad Street, New Street, and Corporation Street.

Useful tips

After London, Birmingham has the most restaurants awarded with Michelin-stars.

If you travel with children or you have a sweet tooth, visit the Cadbury World, which is a museum, an exhibition center, and a lifetime experience, in the proximity of Birmingham!

If you want to make your trip romantic, take your partner to a cafe or restaurant on the canalside. In total, Birmingham has more than 50 kilometers of navigable canals, which is more than in Venice (obviously Birmingham is bigger).

Good to Know

Language
English

Currency
GBP

Time Zone
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Country Code
+44

Electric Current
230 V

Plug Type
G-type plugG-type plug

Currency Exchange

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