Discover the mysterious and imposing city of Birmingham!
England’s dynamic and culturally evolved second-biggest city.
The city is located in the central part of the country known as the Midlands, just an hour and 25 minutes’ drive from London. It played a pivotal role in the Industrial Revolution. The signs of those times, visible in the older constructions, buildings and streets, keep the city’s history to the forefront and mark its personality. Today, Birmingham is synonymous with culture, art, architecture, business, education and leisure.
Apart from its industry, Birmingham was also widely recognised for its jewellery and metalwork. The Jewellery Quarter is a period neighbourhood that is worth visiting even today. Here you can buy some jewellery or visit the Jewellery Museum, built around a former jewellery workshop. You should also include the Birmingham Back to Backs on your itinerary, a small neighbourhood/museum that takes you back in time, letting you experience the lifestyle of industrial England.
If you appreciate art and would like to learn more about the city, we suggest a visit to the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, a large museum containing highly-regarded works of art. And the Black Country Living Museum rounds off our suggestions as far as culture is concerned!
The city of Birmingham is renowned for its transport system, innovation, creativity and economy. It has been classed by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network as a Beta Global City, making it an important business destination.
If you fancy trying something a bit different, we suggest exploring the city by boat. There are hundreds of kilometres of canals from which you can see buildings, factories and fabulous scenery. If you are a fan of the Peaky Blinders series, you will already know what we’re talking about!
And as dusk begins to fall, don’t forget your afternoon tea!
Don’t put your trip to Birmingham off any longer!
This fantastic city is now easier to get to from Faro Airport.