This section contains important Birmingham information to help you get to know the UK's 2nd city while planning your travel itinerary.  

Birmingham plays a vital role in the culture and commerce of the country. Sitting in the West Midlands, the city has been a centre of industry for generations, which is something the locals take as a point of pride. The Industrial Revolution started not far from the city, which gave birth to many businesses and gave Birmingham the moniker “the city of 1,000 trades”. 

Despite the working-class roots of Birmingham, the modernisation of the area in recent years has been startling, with many innovative projects being developed in the region and many examples of world-class arts and culture now basing themselves in the region. To find out more information about Birmingham, take a look at our engaging content on the city.  

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