Situated in the West Midlands, Birmingham is the most populated and largest British city outside London.
Living and buying property in Birmingham
Being centrally located, Birmingham is served by the M5, M6, M40 and M42 motorways, with it’s famous Spaghetti Junction winding its way around them. The longest bridge in the UK is the Bromford Viaduct which has the M6 passing through this city.
Birmingham Airport is the 3rd largest airport outside London and caters to domestic and international flights daily, just being 6 miles east of the city centre in Solihull.
Other than London, Birmingham’s New Street railway station is the busiest in the UK, being a major hub for lots of rail links locally and nationwide, Birmingham also has two other stations at Moor Street and Snow Hill.
The city has an excellent network of buses and coaches around the city and to other major UK towns and cities.
Things to do
There is just too much to do and see in Birmingham for one visit. Birmingham has many museums and art galleries, holding works of art by the Pre-Raphaelites and old masters. The Thinktank is the main science museum with a planetarium and a must is the National Sea Life Centre. Cadbury World is a museum explaining chocolate production and the history of the company.
Birmingham has many theatres including the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, The Alexandra Theatre and Birmingham Hippodrome and it’s home to the Birmingham Royal Ballet Company.
The city has many venues for music concerts large and small, huge pop and rock acts performance nightly at the Barclaycard and Genting Arenas and the more classical Symphony Hall, through to the O2 Academy and Jam House.
For further entertainment there are three comedy clubs and many night clubs, bars and pubs. There are many eateries to cater for all tastes from Michelin starred restaurants to street food.
Birmingham’s retail sector has everything you could possible wish for. From the Bull Ring Shopping Centre with its many famous high street brands to the well-known Jewellery Quarter and the historic market places.