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11 Interesting Facts You’ll Love About Birmingham, UK

It’s understood that the United Kingdom is home to countless amazing cities and eye-popping tourist attractions that even British people can’t resist to admire. 

And if you’re going to take a look beyond the portrayed image of the UK to the world, particularly to the travel industry, there’s more to love about this magnanimous country.  

That’s why this article leads you to know more about the second to the largest UK city, the rich and invigorating city of Birmingham. 

While Liverpool, London, and Manchester have been enjoying the limelight for a long time now, the city of Birmingham or Brum is on its way to the top. Because Birmingham city is more like the most behave yet one of the smartest in the class. 

So, if you’re still trying to make up your mind about going on a quick vacay in Birmingham, stop what you’re doing for a few minutes and know these interesting facts which will definitely make you fall in love with the city in a blink of an eye. 

Fact #1 

Birmingham City was once included in the Top 20 places to visit by the prestigious American newspaper, The New York Times. 

Well, you can’t deny the verdict since Birmingham is really a place for every travel enthusiast and even for regular tourists. 

Fact #2

Do you know that the city of Birmingham draws over 41 million visitors annually? 

And with only a little more than 1 million of it are international tourists! 

Fact #3

If you don’t mind knowing, Birmingham Airport is the third to the largest airports in the United Kingdom.

Fact #4

Almost everyone knows how Venice is admired by its famous canals. But the truth is, Birmingham houses more canals with 56 km of waterways. 

Fact #5

If you’re looking for the perfect UK city to shop for souvenirs and more, you better try visiting Birmingham. 

The city of Birmingham is actually the third most well-known place to shop in the United Kingdom. 

Fact #6

Have you seen the movies The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings? 

Well, if you do, and if you love these movies to death, just know that the places and people of Birmingham were its inspiration. 

Also, J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of the aforementioned movies was indeed from Brum – so, no wonder why. 

Fact #7

If you think visiting Birmingham can cost you an arm and leg, well, you’re getting it all wrong. 

Because this city has a lot of free-of-charge offers which you can enjoy and indulge yourself in.

From art, music, and history, you’ll surely not get bored in touring the city!

Fact #8

You can actually see the world’s greatest collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. 

So, if you ever consider travelling to this place, don’t forget to see it all before your eyes!

Fact #9

Finding a place to stay in this exquisite city isn’t actually that stressful.

In fact, you can find accommodation in Birmingham best-suited if you’re on a tight budget or can’t afford a luxurious hotel stay in Birmingham city centre. 

Accommodation in Birmingham

Fact #10

The Birmingham Jewellery Quarter has the topmost concentration of jewellery trades all over Europe. 

In addition to that, the said jewellery quarter generates 40% of all jewellery created in the United Kingdom. 

Fact #11

English countries are known for their dynamic weather so the same goes for the city of Birmingham. 

The temperature in summer averages from 15-20 °C and about 5 °C during the winter months, just know that a cosy day can turn into a rainy one in a matter of a moment. 

And thought the months of December, January and February are the rainiest, you’re still advised to bring your umbrella wherever you go since rain makes its unpredictable visit at any time of the day.    

Final thoughts: 

And that’s just some of the best facts you’ll be expecting to experience or witness as you travel around Birmingham City! So, better buckle up and ready yourself for more astounding surprises you might encounter as you do your official Birmingham tour. 

Of course, don’t forget to send over your Birmingham travel stories with us and let’s amaze our readers more and more!


Kath Ramirez is daytime and a committed writer in PREMIER SUITES Birmingham. She’s been pouring her dedication and love for writing ever since she was in fourth grade. Kath is also a die-hard fan of travelling, photography, dancing, and head over heels to her furbabies.

Kath Ramirez
Kath Ramirez took up journalism as her Bachelor’s Degree with Bachelor of library and information science on the side and now writes for a few Australian, European, and NZ-based companies. She spends her weekdays in front of her computer writing about business, lifestyle, health and fitness, sports, travel, dating and relationship, and everything under the sun. On weekends, you’ll either see her binge-watch on Netflix, cuddling with her fur babies, bonding with her family or devouring her mom and sisters’ homemade goodies.

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