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Birmingham, England’s second city, is the second most populous city outside of London. It’s an ideal city for a weekend break or longer to soak in everything it has to to offer, ranging from a vast amount of cultural institutions to huge shopping facilities. Birmingham offers an ever busy nightlife for all comers, if you’d like to enjoy a relaxing evening in a Victorian pub or enter the popular cocktail bar scene on Broad Street.
Birmingham’s architecture is a blend of many eras and is sure to interest history enthusiasts. Ranging from medieval times to todays modern marvels, the city’s structures tell a story of their own. Due to the industrial Revolution a lot of what came before was demolished but there are still a few protected sites that will bring visitors back in time. Now the city’s style dips into Georgian, Victorian, Renaissance and modern urban culture.
The allure of Birmingham city lies in it’s ever growing cultural aspects. The city is home to a number of cultural institutions with international reputations such as the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, and the Barber Institute of Fine Art but to name but a few. The city is stocked with theatres, galleries and performing arts centres.
The nightlife in Birmingham draws a huge amount of visitors and for good reason. Visitors have a lot to choose from ranging from sit down Victorian pubs, trendy cocktail bars and vibrant nightclubs. In recent times a gastronomic scene has formed and will have food lovers desperate to visit as many establishments as possible due to the wide variety. Birmingham city is the only English city outside of London to have 4 Michelin star restaurants. Birmingham is also the original home of the Balti, a Pakistani dish, a plethora of Balti restaurants can be found in the area aptly named the Balti Triangle. There are also many food festivals scheduled throughout the year to keep food lovers more than satisfied.
Birmingham City is host to a huge number of tourist attractions that draw in thousands upon thousands of visitors on a yearly basis. Victoria Square situated in the heart of the city is home to the Birmingham’s council buildings built in classical Renaissance style which visitors will find stunning. The square is also home to the statue dubbed ‘The Floozie in the Jacuzzi’ which is a must see on any trip to Birmingham. Chocolate lovers and fans of the Willy Wonka story will be ecstatic upon arrival at Cadbury World where they can take the 4D tour of the Cadbury Chocolate facilities. Another site to tick off on your visit is The Custard Factory, named for its past, which is the most powerful collection of creative and digital businesses, independent retailers and event venues outside London.
Birmingham is home to several substantial shopping facilities, including the largest city shopping centre in Europe called the Bull Ring. Here shoppers can buy almost anything. Mailbox is a smaller centre but it is exclusively designer shops for those up market purchases. Birmingham’s world famous Jewellery Quarter can be found in the heart of the city, providing customers with excellent service at a surprising price. Many of the Jewellery Quarter retailers have workshops on the premises, so a special gift can be commissioned on site.
Europcar Birmingham Airport is an ideal location to pick up your car, just eight miles east of the city centre, and start experiencing all that Birmingham City has to offer. Our location can cater to leisure customers and business customers, availing of the flexible short, medium and long term business fleet management service offered by Europcar and customers renting a van.