Interactive Map of Birmingham
Situated in the heart of England, Birmingham is a fascinating and diverse city, with many excellent attractions, outstanding shopping, and a wide range of accommodation to suit any budget.
If you haven't been to Birmingham for a few years, you'll be surprised how much the city has changed - extensive regeneration means that the Bull Ring is no longer run-down and is now a mecca for shoppers from miles around.
Thanks to its industrial past, Birmingham has more miles of canals than Venice, and they're now increasingly visible and attractive as new developments and attractions such as Sherborne Wharf and Away2Canal seek to maximise this valuable asset, for 21st Century leisure, rather than 18th Century industry.
Birmingham is the youngest city in Europe, with 40% of the population under the age of 25. You'll find a rich cultural mix in Birmingham - with nearly a third of the population from ethnic minorities. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the wonderful range of food available. If you like balti cuisine, you're in for a treat - check out the Balti Triangle, home to many of the city's 100 balti houses.
Despite being Britain's 2nd largest city, there's no lack of green space to enjoy - Birmingham has more than 8,000 acres of parkland, making it one of the UK's greenest cities.
If you're planning to treat yourself, or someone special - Birmingham's 200 year old Jewellery Quarter is the place to go - more than 40% of the UK's jewellery is designed there, so you'll be spoiled for choice, and you'll probably get a bargain too![more...]
Birmingham has direct links to the UK motorways M6, M5, M1, and M40. Birmingham is the centre of the National Coach Network connecting with 500 destinations.
Birmingham is linked to Central London by frequent rail services. Regular InterCity services leave New Street station for London Euston and from Snow Hill station to London Marylebone. There are rail links running East and West, North and South making Birmingham easy to reach from all parts of the country.
Birmingham International Airport has two terminals flying to over 40 scheduled destinations in the UK, mainland Europe, Scandinavia and the Indian sub-continent. There are also daily non-stop flights to New York and Chicago. The airport is situated eight miles south-east of Birmingham, just off the M42 motorway. With its own mainline railway station right next door, access to the city centre and London couldn't be easier.
Interactive map of Birmingham: You can show or hide points of interest with the checkboxes, and click for photos and more details.