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About Birmingham

Birmingham began life as a small market town, which rapidly grew in the 18th and 19th centuries as the industrial revolution took hold. Today it has a population of about 1 million, with a further 6 million people living within£50 miles of the city. It is a hive of activity offering a plethora of attractions that cannot fail to entertain. The city's nightlife is beginning to rival London and Manchester with the newest clubs and bars located within easy reach of the city centre in Broad Street and Brindleyplace.

Numerous restaurants cater for every taste and the Balti Mile offers authentic balti dining with over 49 different restaurants in one square mile. Theatres, such as the Hippodrome the Alexandra and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre offer a range of entertainment including ballet, opera, musicals and major dramatic productions.

There are a variety of museums and world class art galleries and plenty of shopping centres, arcades and markets. Birmingham is also one of the greenest cities you could visit with over 6 million trees, more parks than any other European city and fantastic canal side walks to enjoy.

The city has a thriving economy, enjoying stable growth and employing about 600,000 people. It has the second largest insurance market in Europe, is the UK's leading manufacturing centre and has been labelled the 'meeting place of Europe', attracting in the region of 40 per cent of the UK's conference trade.


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