Friendly, fashionable and culturally diverse, England’s second-largest city is famous for curry, canals and Cadbury’s
Ask the locals what they love about Birmingham, and they’ll say the funny, friendly people. Once you’ve adjusted to the distinctive Brummie accent, you’ll feel right at home in this energetic urban melting pot, right at the heart of England. It’s big, bold and beautiful, with more parks than any other European city, the largest public library in Europe, and more canals than Venice. Explore its industrial past in the Jewellery Quarter, hit the shops at the space-age Bullring Shopping Centre, or eat curry in the Balti Triangle. Live here and you’ll never get bored.