What destinations most fascinate you when you think of a trip to England? We suggest Birmingham, a city replete with history, culture and botanical gardens where you can see a variety of plant species from all over the world.

It would be hard not to fall in love with this action-packed city… Birmingham is interesting at any time of year.

Get your day off to a great start with a real English breakfast at the Grand Central Kitchen. What’s on the menu? Baked beans in tomato sauce, eggs, toast, sausages and bacon. And to ensure your day continues to be great, you must try the shepherd’s pie, made with mutton, assorted greens and mashed potatoes.

To appreciate what the city has to offer, we recommend a boat trip on the canals. You could also visit Digbeth, a neighbourhood where there are many street artists, further reinforcing the renown of the city’s artistic quarter.

An industrial benchmark in the eighteenth century and the birthplace of Black Sabbath and Duran Duran, the city of Birmingham is today famed for being artistic, innovative and replete with history and culture. Unmissable places: Birmingham Cathedral, St. Martin’s Church, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham Library and Victoria Square.

To round off your trip there’s nothing better than a wander around Malvern and Brueton Park, admiring the various plants in Birmingham’s botanical gardens. After your stroll a delicious lunch is called for. Try the Craft Dining Rooms or, if you prefer al fresco dining while admiring Birmingham’s canals, we recommend the Tap & Spile Restaurant.

So don’t put it off any longer. Take advantage of the direct flights from Faro Airport and discover this English gem!