Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk

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Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk

Why Birmingham

Birmingham really is a great place to live and work, a city full of energy and enthusiasm.

Based in the centre of the UK we are very accessible by road, rail and air. But when the redevelopment of New Street train station and the new rapid transport systems are completed travelling to and around the city will be even easier

We are the youngest city in Europe, with under 25s accounting for nearly 40% of our population. We have over 400 schools, 15 universities and three university colleges within one hour’s drive of the city.

Our youthfulness provides relentless spirit and ambition which ensures the city has always got a new achievement, breakthrough, creative adventure or something awe-inspiring up its sleeve.

Our appetite for progression is boundless. We have been a champion of innovation since the earliest days of the Industrial Revolution. Today we focus our almighty research and development resources on developing the next generation of everything from greener transport to genetics, from regeneration to faster broadband speeds.

Culturally speaking we have great theatres, museums and the world famous City of Birmingham Orchestra, beautiful historical buildings and of course our new iconic Library of Birmingham. We also have amazing concert and sporting venues such as the NEC, Edgbaston Cricket ground and Alexander Stadium.

Dining out in our city has something for all tastes with Michelin star restaurants across the city, Spiceal Street by the Bull Ring, the Chinese Quarter and our very famous Balti Triangle.

Birmingham is still one of the most popular places to shop in the UK, with the impressive names of Selfridges and Debenhams already established here, the development of the new John Lewis store will add another fantastic dimension to the retail experience.

And that’s just where we are now.

With our Big City Plan taking us forward and the exciting ongoing changing landscape of our city, Birmingham will only keep on improving.

More interesting information on Birmingham can be found at visitbirmingham.com

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