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Located in the West Midlands, Birmingham is the second most populous city
in the United Kingdom. The city was a market town during the medieval
period which experienced rampant growth in the 18th century.
Birmingham was a hub of industry and technology during the Industrial
Revolution and the site of the invention of the Watt steam engine. Today,
it is a cosmopolitan city, which is a center of higher education and
commerce. Birmingham is one of the most cities in the nation featuring a
vibrant music, art, and culinary scene. On your visit to the city, do check
out - Birmingham Town Hall, Bull Ring, St. Martin's Church, St. Philip's
Cathedral, Botanical Gardens, and more.
Things to do in Birmingham
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is the most prominent art museum in the
region. The museum has an extensive collection of artefacts ranging from
metalwork, ceramics, jewelry, and archeological remains to fine art and
significant objects tracing local and industrial history. The antiquities
collection here comprises coins from ancient times, middle ages to present.
The museum houses paintings from the 14th century to the 21st. Artworks from Rubens, Renoir, Claude, and Giovanni are
Situated in the city center of Birmingham, the Jewellery Quarter has the
highest concentration of jewellery businesses in all of Europe. The area is
historically significant and part of the European Route of Industrial
Heritage of Birmingham. 40% of UK made jewellery is produced in workshops
here, which have retained their 19th century aesthetic. The
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and other art galleries can be visited
St. Philip's Cathedral
The Cathedral Church of Saint Philip is the seat of the Bishop of
Birmingham. Constructed in the early 18th century, the Baroque
church is situated on Colmore Row. The church is a popular tourist
attraction and a Grade 1 listed building. Baptism of celebrated Birmingham
born artist Edward Burne-Jones took place here.
Best Time to fly to Birmingham
The best time to book Birmingham flights is during spring season, from
March to May and during fall, September to November when the weather is
comfortable for exploring outdoors.
Airports in Birmingham
Birmingham is served by Birmingham Airport, which is located 8.1 miles from
the city center. The international airport is the seventh busiest airport
in the United Kingdom and is a hub for Flybe and focus city for Thomas Cook
Airlines, Ryanair, Jet2.com, TUI Airways, and Primera Air. Birmingham
airport offer flights to destinations across the world like Dublin, Delhi,
Prague, Dubai, Vienna, Zurich, Copenhagen, and more.