Welcome to Birmingham…
Birmingham is located in the centre of the West Midlands, home to a global leading university, it is a convenient location with great transport links to anywhere in the UK. From New Street train station, with trains are running all the time. If you want to venture out of the city, cities like Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol and London are only a 2-hour ride away.
Living in Birmingham
Birmingham is the second city in terms of population with over 2 million residents but a much more affordable city to live in than cities like London, which is easily commutable.
Being a large city you’re never short of entertainment, there is lots of choice in terms of pubs, bars and restaurants in the city, If music is your thing then you’re in luck as you a number of music venues on your doorstep such as the Birmingham Conservatoire, O2 Academy, Barclaycard Arena, Genting Arena, O2 Institute, Rainbow Venues, and many more. If you’re more of a theatre buff then don’t worry, there are plenty of them here too including the New Alexandria Theatre and the Hippodrome.
Birmingham is also home to a variety of Museums and Art Galleries. With events taking place around the city throughout the year. If you are looking for something to do, Birmingham won’t disappoint, there is usually something going on in this city.
Working in Birmingham
There are a variety of business based in Birmingham including National Express, Sainsbury’s, Jaguar, RBS, Lloyds Bank, Mondelez International (formerly Kraft) including just a few. Voted on Glassdoor as the 14 Best UK Towns & Cities to Work In Birmingham is a great place to find a variety of jobs from Finance and HR to IT.
Getting around Birmingham
Very much like London, Birmingham is better navigated via public transport, but you’re in luck because there are several options for getting around. Birmingham has an excellent bus and train network. The buses depart from various locations around the city, and if you’re a regular bus hopper you can save money with a weekly saver ticket.
The newly refurbished Birmingham New Street is the city’s main station, located underneath the Grand Central, you can pop into the shopping mall or have a snack before you travel in their large food court. A hub of Birmingham, the trains from this station go all over the UK.