Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city and is considered the social, cultural and commercial centre of the Midlands. Only 1.5 hours on the train from London, Birmingham is well worth a visit. Discover architectural gems, admire fine art, delight in the diverse foodie scene and enjoy some of the many attractions this vibrant city has to offer. Indulge your sweet tooth at the famous Cadbury World chocolate factory, where you can also learn about the brand’s history and how chocolate is made. Shop until you drop at the iconic Bull Ring shopping centre, admire art at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery or explore the Jewellery Quarter. A haven for foodies, enjoy an unforgettable meal in one of the many Michelin star restaurants or try some authentic Indian cuisine in the Balti Triangle.
With more miles of canal than Venice, the city’s canals have been rejuvenated since the industrial revolution and are now home to many restaurants, shops and cafes. Go on a leisurely stroll along the canals or hop onboard a canal cruise. Birmingham is also full of green spaces and parks to explore, such as Sutton Park, Canon Hill Park and the beautiful Botanical Gardens.