Visiting Birmingham - West Midlands

Description of Birmingham

Birmingham is an exciting city. So whatever, wherever and whenever you want to enjoy all that a lovely city of the West Midlands has to offer, you’ll find it in Birmingham.

Inside info

The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is worthy of a visit. Founded in 1885, the collections cover fine art and applied arts, archaeology and ethnography, local and industrial history. Major shows regularly take place in the restored Gas Hall. Entrance to the Museum and Art Gallery is free, and visitors are welcome to drop in and take a look around at their leisure.Birmingham is home to the trendiest restaurants, bars, and clubs of the area. From rock to classical music, all music tastes are catered for in concert halls such as the Symphony Hall or the NEC. If you prefer comedy, the Glee Club, the most famous theatre of Midlands is a must. Whatever your tastes are, you will find a suitable place in Birmingham. “The Sleeping Beauty” will be performing live concerts at Birmingham Hippodrome from the end of December to January 2010, headed by the hilarious Joe Pasquale. (From £13 to £30 - further details at Birmingham Hippodrome box office or call 0844 338 5000).This year again, the Pallasades Grotto – Birmingham's biggest grotto – is wowing children! Once in the Grotto, look out for Santa's reindeers, polar bears toasting marshmallows, the spectacular Penguin Band, meet a 10ft tall snowman and of course Santa himself! The Grotto is open until Christmas Eve. (Children: £5 / adults: free). Where to stay?Nitenite CityhotelA very good 2 star hotel with reasonable prices, close to the shopping and entertainment area of the city. (Double room: £55)18 Holliday Street, Birmingham, B1 1TB Where to eat?Waxy O’Connor'sA bustling Irish pub where you will enjoy the food and have a good time.184 Broad Street, Birmingham, B15 1DA

Did you know ?

Birmingham, the heart of the ancient industrial revolution in the UK, has a massive canal network, with more miles of canals than Venice.

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Geographical situation and climatic info for Birmingham

Birmingham, situated in the West Midlands of England, is the most populated British city after London. The city is renowned for its many universities and cultural institutions such as the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Like much of the UK, Birmingham's climate is temperate. Maximum temperatures in summer are, on average, 21.5°C and in winter 6.5°C. Birmingham is also a snowy city due to its elevated and inland position.

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The weather for Birmingham in the United Kingdom

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Birmingham’s climate

Birmingham is the second town of the United Kingdom with a population of 1 028 700 inhabitants. The town belongs to the West Midlands. It is a very cosmopolitan town with strong Caribbean, Pakistan-Indian and polish influences. Birmingham’s city architecture is combined with the presence of several parks and canals. A plan is underway to make Birmingham one of the 20 most liveable cities in the world within the next 20 years. The city’s temperate maritime client is responsible for its long and cold winters and mild summers. Birmingham’s climate brings with it precipitation and unsettled weather; rain, wind and clouds are typical climatic features in the West Midlands. Precipitation occurs mainly in August and in December, periods during which the weather is most unsettled in Birmingham