If you’ve heard the buzz around Birmingham, you’ll already know that it’s rich with culture, history, music and more.
First of all, the city is beautifully central. Right in the heart of England and well connected by train, road, plane and even boat, you can get pretty much anywhere, any way.
Then there’s Birmingham’s thriving cafe culture, ‘banging’ nightlife and over 50 festivals each year, from jazz and opera to comedy and poetry.
Not only does Birmingham boast the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK outside of London – but there are also more street food markets and pop-ups than any foodie could dream of.
And, if you’re wondering where you’ll get your dose of retail therapy, look no further. Brum has everything from rambling department stores (Selfridges and Harvey Nichols, no less) to chic boutiques, designer names and indie treasure troves. Our favourite is nearby Edgbaston Village, with its kooky interiors shops, side by side with wine caves and delis.