View over Birmingham city centre at dusk, with landmark buildings, modern and historic architecture.


England’s second city, Birmingham is packed full of exciting attractions, from a state-of-the-art library to a world-class shopping centre and even Cadbury World - a real-life chocolate factory.
  The Mailbox is a landmark building, an ex-sorting office and now the BBC Birmingham offices.
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Britain’s second largest city, Birmingham is the industrial hub with a vibrant, creative heart. Satisfy fashion fever at the Bullring or Mailbox Malls or head from the train straight to the shops, at the achingly cool Grand Central complex. Follow the footsteps of Cillian Murphy and co. on a Peaky Blinders city tour, or indulge your sweet tooth at Cadbury World. Get creative at the Custard Factory - the former home of Bird’s Custard that’s now home to up-and-coming designers, artists and independent cafes and bars, or enjoy a taste of Edwardian history at Winterborne House and Garden.  From cruising down the city’s forgotten underground canals with an expert guide to checking out the home of the BBC, or celebrating the city’s eclectic cuisine with an unforgettable meal on the Balti Triangle, Birmingham’s blindingly brilliant!

How to discover another side of Birmingham

Where is Birmingham?

Snug in the heart of the West Midlands, Birmingham is a two-hour train ride from London. It’s also home to Birmingham International Airport, which is served by major airlines including Air India, Qantas and Emirates.

Getting around Birmingham

  • With two major stations – Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International – it’s easy to reach the city by train from destinations across Britain. Chiltern Railways serve Birmingham Moor Street station from London Marylebone
  • An extensive bus, tram and train network means it’s easy to travel around Birmingham 24/7
  • Keen cyclist? With traffic free bicycle routes aplenty, Birmingham’s beautiful when explored by bike


Find the best fares and discounts for train travel around Birmingham and the region at West Midlands Railway.


Fancy sightseeing as a cyclist? Check out the city’s best cycling routes and all the bike hire options at PushBikes.


Want to travel by tram or bus? Visit Swift and discover the easiest way to pay as you go for single, return and day travel tickets.