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    Birmingham Area Guides


    People love living in Birmingham. Unsurprisingly it is the second-most populous city in the United Kingdom, after London, and the most populous city in the West Midlands. Birmingham has everything you need to live your best life. If you want to go on a quick trip from Brum to London, you can get there by train in less than an hour and a half.

    Birmingham lies near the geographic centre of England, at the crossing points of the national railway and motorway systems, giving residents easy access to the whole of the UK.


    Birmingham is home to five universities: Aston University, University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University College Birmingham and Newman University. The city also hosts major campuses of the University of Law and BPP University, as well as the Open University’s West Midlands regional base.

    Birmingham City Council is England’s largest local education authority, directly or indirectly responsible for 25 nursery schools, 328 primary schools, 77 secondary schools and 29 special schools.

    What to do in Birmingham

    Often considered to be the key shopping area in Birmingham, the City Centre is home to many big designer brands and an essential destination for luxury shopping. If you love clothes, shopping in City Centre is a quintessential experience.

    There are some great restaurants in the City Centre near The Mailbox, Brindleyplace, Colmore Row and New Street.

    Finding a place of stillness in your busy day will forever seem impossible until you realise it’s simply a matter of priority. When you need a break from all the day by day stress, here are some ideas for opting for the relaxed route:

    • The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter;
    • Eastside City Park;
    • The Spa at The Cube in Birmingham City Centre;
    • 24 Hour Gyms.

    For more info about Birmingham you can read this article and if you are interested to know the house prices in this area, read our article how much does a house cost in Birmingham?

    Local property professionals

    We pride ourselves on the range of properties we offer, from houses for sale, warehouse apartments, penthouses and flats for sale to commercial properties.

    Our Estate Agents in Birmingham give your home maximum exposure online & offline, getting it more views from potential applicants, therefore more offers, and ultimately the highest possible finishing value. This means you end up with more money in your pocket and you enjoy a higher quality service. Call us on 0800 862 0870, download our property app or book a free online property valuation today.

    Birmingham Area Guides
    By David Price