Long thought of as the UK’s second city, Birmingham has always led the way. From its days as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution when its innovations changed the world, through to today’s thriving business and cultural hub, it’s always pushing forward, creating and setting new standards.
It’s a confident city, youthful, entrepreneurial, and aspirational – a city that’s going places and the world is sitting up and taking notice. It’s a place where people want to be, to visit, work and live.
Food lovers can take their pick from any of the city’s five Michelin starred restaurants, the urban cool of its street food artisans, the international flavours of the famous Balti Triangle, stunning sky cocktail bars, delicatessens and farmers’ markets – Birmingham really does cater for all tastes.
As a shopper’s paradise, with big name brands sitting alongside quirky independents, fashion-forward boutiques, and artists creating breath-taking pieces in the world-famous Jewellery Quarter, the city offers everything to everyone.
It’s a city bursting with culture – the birthplace of heavy metal isn’t afraid of taking Old Masters, urban artists, prima ballerinas and street theatre, mixing them up and running with it to create a totally unique