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Britain’s second largest city, Birmingham is a vibrant metropolis in the heart of the midlands. With fantastic transport links and an international airport, it is one of the major gateways to the UK outside of London. Striking modern architecture stands in stark, glorious contrast to grand Victorian buildings, a visual metaphor for a city with an illustrious past and a bright, exciting future.
World-class shopping is available at the Bullring, as Birmingham is one of only three UK cities to have a Selfridges store, as well as the numerous boutiques, independent stores and high-street brands found throughout the city. Wander the city’s scenic canals, enjoy waterfront drinks at The Mailbox or enjoy a spot of culture at one of the many museums, galleries and theatres.
Regeneration of historic industrial buildings has produced thriving hubs of creativity, such as digital work space, The Custard Factory. An independent shopping destination, famed for its alternative culture and covered in spectacular graffiti, this is a must visit.
Celebrated for its culturally diverse nature, reflected in the events, architecture and delicious, award-winning cuisine that can be found throughout, Birmingham is a truly global city.