Birmingham is a city that rewards the curious, the explorers who want to discover England for themselves. Whether it’s heritage and culture, green spaces, shopping and award-winning street food or architectural icons, our city is packed full of hidden gems for you to uncover and share.

Our festivals and events take place everywhere from hidden railway arches to city centre concert halls. You’ll find a colourful calendar of activities covering every art form imaginable. Indulging in a little retail therapy is an adventure in itself in Birmingham. We’ve got classy big-name English department stores, a luxury mall in a converted mail sorting office and Victorian arcades brimming with bespoke independent stores.

Birmingham has a special place in Britain’s history. Inventions from this area (including the steam engine and the lightbulb) have fundamentally changed the way the world works.

Come and see for yourself how Birmingham continues to make its mark on the world today.

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England’s Heartland is located right in the centre of the country, just 2 hours north-west of London.

Birmingham Airport is your direct gateway to the Heartland, offering connections from around 480 places worldwide with 50 airlines.

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