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Fun Facts You Should Know About Birmingham

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Famous for its rich culture and heritage, Birmingham is a special city to be explored in England. Coupled with the bustling art, amazing restaurants and pubs as well as so many tourist destinations around the corner, the city is located in the West Midlands, and it is the second-largest city in Britain. Home to plenty of museums, art galleries, and heritage sites, the city has more canals than Venice with a stunning Gas Street Basin. The city is best known for its jewelry and food culture as well as endless cultural activities and festivals including St. Patrick's Day Parade - Europe's second-largest festival.

Things You Didn’t Know About Birmingham

  • The Largest Public Library - The city is extremely famous for its artists, so there is no surprise to know that the city has the largest public library in the UK here. In addition to this, it has the largest regional library and cultural space in Europe. The library was opened in 2013 and also happens to be one of the most architectural symbols.

  • Heaven For Chocolate Lovers - You might not know that Birmingham is the homeland of chocolate with Cadbury starting production in Bull Street in 1824. The city is largely known for its chocolates.

  • Exciting Festivals -During your visit to England, you must experience the St Patrick’s Day parade that takes place in Digbeth to celebrate the death of Ireland’s foremost patron saint, St. Patrick. It is the third-largest parade in the world celebrating the saint, New York City, and Dublin with almost 80,000 people each year. Other vibrant events include the Bangla Mela, and the Vaisakhi Mela, etc.

  • Ultimate Nature-lovers Point -Birmingham has more than 8,600 acres of public open space and one of the greenest cities in Europe. Just book Birmingham Airport Transfer and visit Sutton Park hassle-free in the city including Cannon Hill Park and Birmingham Botanical Gardens. You might be thrilled to know that the city has more than 500 parks which are way more than the 400 in Paris.

  • Largest Collection of Museum And Art - Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is an exciting place to be visited with Chauffeur Service Birmingham. You will get the chance to visit rooms devoted to Pre-Raphaelite art. This museum consists of more than 3,000 paintings, drawings, and prints, although they are not open to the public.

  • Finest British Engineering - You may not know that the most famous and admired Britain’s plane was built in Birmingham known as the Spitfire. 

  • The City of JRR Tolkien - The fact is quite popular among locals that JRR Tolkien started living in the city when he moved with his parents when he was 3 years old. He lived in many areas of the city and the interesting thing is that you can find a blue plaque dedicated to the author.

  • Famous Restaurants - Birmingham is the only city in England outside of London that has 5 Michelin starred restaurants.

  • Birmingham Hippodrome -It is the most famous, biggest, and admired theatre of the UK with more than half a million visitors every year.

  • Youngest City - Birmingham is the youngest city in Europe. More than 40% of its population was found to be under the age of 25.

These are some of the exciting facts about Birmingham you should know before visiting. For an affordable yet luxurious airport transfer to and from the city, just contact Noble Transfer.

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