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Birmingham and the Black Country

The UK's 'second city' is the real heart of England

Welcome to Birmingham!

With one of the youngest populations in Europe, Birmingham is a dynamic, creative city which is constantly evolving. Last year more than 42 million tourists visited to sample its authentic cultural offering, superb shopping and fantastic food. Birmingham boasts something for everyone. For culture vultures, shopaholics, food enthusiasts, party animals and sports fanatics it is a destination of limitless opportunity. With a compelling and varied arts scene, Birmingham is home to inspirational organisations and venues right across the cultural spectrum. Critically-acclaimed independent festivals, year-round world-class sporting events and a growing reputation as a foodie haven, it’s all happening here.

While in the area, be sure also to venture slightly further afield and explore the best things to do in the historic Black Country.

Be inspired

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You'll find our beautiful, printed guides in leading hotels across the UK and Ireland. But you can also read or download the e-book versions: filled with interesting articles, local information, discounts and special offers.

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