Birmingham is the central hub of the West Midlands, and is one of the largest core cities in the country. It is said to be the second capital, being the largest city in the United Kingdom, outside of London. The city’s geographical positioning and well connected waterways earned it most of the fame that it has now during the Industrial Revolution, being claimed as the powerhouse of the catalyst. It is very much an industrial working city, and is better known as the workshop of the world, or the city of a thousand trades.
The City’s history runs right back to the Bronze Age, and today it boats a rich collection of tourist interests. With a wide range of museums and galleries, along with places of religious interest as well as parks and landmarks, it is a thriving city for tourists and sightseers alike. It is home to many Roman Catholic churches and is home to the largest mosque in Europe. Along with this, its rich culture leads into Music, Art and Architecture too. Being the birthplace of the Odeon cinema and many other media advancements in the history of the world, it is said to host the largest leisure and cinema complex, Star City.
Along with the amazing variety of arts and music to be experienced in Birmingham, there is also such a myriad of tastes smells and sensations within the cuisine. With extraordinary bistro bars, traditional British pubs, relaxing cafes, discos and restaurants from a variety of different cultures including Indian, Cantonese, Chinese, Italian, French and Spanish, the city stays energetic and alive though the evening, making your visit to Birmingham a truly remarkable and memorable experience. Tourists might find the city extremely pleasurable, exciting and exhilarating. The city also has extremely good connections by air, railway or motorway, with an international airport and the best road connections in the country.
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