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Discover these funky hidden gems of Birmingham

Boasting digital, creative and culinary brilliance, Birmingham really is Britain’s second city in more ways than one. Brum – a fond local nickname –  somehow gets overlooked by visitors who often favour smaller Manchester, Edinburgh or Liverpool. And yet the capital of the Midlands is…
Kenny Monteith
December 14, 2017

5 reasons to visit Birmingham, England

Why should you visit Birmingham? Well, because you can cruise down a canal, buy delicious chocolates from the largest Cadbury shop in the world, see where J.R.R. Tolkien picked up some inspiration for his books and much more. So don’t wait. Book your hotel in…
C. Nichole
October 23, 2017

10 things to know before you arrive in Birmingham

Second cities are often a lot more fun than a nation’s capital—they’re less frenetic and more relaxed, less cosmopolitan and more authentic, less touristy and more industrial. Birmingham, or Brum, is all of these. Although London, Liverpool, and Manchester shout loudly, Birmingham is only just…
Kyle Coleman
June 23, 2016

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