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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, constantly evolving. Birmingham boasts something for everyone. For culture vultures, shopaholics, food enthusiasts, party animals and sports fanatics, it is a destination of limitless opportunity.

If you’re a foodie, our guide to Birmingham’s fine-dining restaurants will definitely whet your appetite. Shopaholic? It doesn’t get much better than stylish Birmingham, so have a browse of our recommendations for the best shopping. Or perhaps you’re more of a history buff? There’s plenty in and around Birmingham to keep you occupied soaking up the culture, exploring the past or just seeing the sights.
Birmingham’s exciting and eclectic cultural panoply has made Birmingham one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, the place is positively awash with festivals, museums, theatres and galleries.

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

Whatever it is you’re looking for in Birmingham, let our informative blogs help shape your travel plans!

Be inspired

Read our Birmingham and the Black Country visitor blogs

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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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