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Overview of Birmingham

With a proud industrial heritage, Birmingham has seen extensive redevelopment over the last few years and is now home to some of the UK’s best architecture, a host of art galleries, boutique shops and trendy restaurants. From the arty jewellery Quarter, which produces 40% of jewellery made in the UK, to the vibrant bars and clubs of Broad Street, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities. If it’s a spot of retail therapy you’re after, then look no further than the iconic Bullring shopping centre. Home to some of the best shops in the region and covered in over 15,000 shiny metal discs, the building has become an icon of the city’s regeneration and a real treat for tourists. Whether you plan to shop 'til you drop or are looking for a city break packed with culture, bustling Birmingham has it all.

Attractions around Birmingham

As well as an impressive calendar of events, the area boasts numerous unmissable attractions. The city is home to Cadbury World, a delicious exhibition of the iconic British chocolate manufacturer’s most memorable creations set in the idyllic Quaker village of Bournville. To engage the family’s brains after their stomachs are sated, why not plan a trip to Thinktank, Birmingham’s science museum. With over 200 interactive displays ranging in theme from engineering to the human body, the museum is a true mix of learning and fun.

Travel to and from Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport is situated in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull, five and a half miles east of Birmingham city centre. The airport has great transport links, so you won’t need to worry about a stressful onward journey once your flight has landed.

IATA code: BHX

Name: Birmingham Airport

Address: Birmingham Airport, Birmingham, B26 3QJ.