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Book a flight to Birmingham and transport yourself to one of the UK’s most vibrant and diverse cities, a cosmopolitan location that boasts a truly international cuisine, a legendary music scene and a paradise for shoppers, all set against the city’s historical industrial background.
Foodies will be spoilt for choice at every mealtime in Birmingham. The city boasts a truly international offering of cuisine and is the only city outside of London in the UK to boast four Michelin-starred restaurants, as well as having a reputation as the home of some of the country’s best-loved brands and foods. Take a trip to the famous Balti Triangle to sample the city’s best curry houses and taste the dish originally invented in the city (which gives its name to the area), the famous Birmingham Balti curry. Flavours of the East are everywhere in this city, including the Chinese Quarter in Southside, where you can find delicious Chinese cuisine hidden among typical Chinese architecture and wall murals, as well as traditional Chinese supermarkets and restaurants.
Birmingham is one of the UK’s hotspots for musical talent, being the home of legendary acts such as Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, as well as up-and-coming local acts such as Swim Deep and Jaws. The city offers music for every taste, ranging from the music industry’s biggest names, such as Robbie Williams at the mammoth Barclaycard Arena and Lady Gaga at the Genting Arena, to undiscovered local talent at cosy local venues like the Jam House or Eddie’s Rock Club. Classical music lovers should book tickets for a performance of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the grand Symphony Hall, or check out the renowned Birmingham Opera Company to see traditional opera in a whole new light, set in weird and wonderful locations.
Birmingham really is a shopper’s paradise, offering plenty of opportunities for serious shoppers to find high street and designer bargains. The Bull Ring Centre offers brands from TopShop to Gucci, or take a trip to the city’s famous Jewellery Quarter to find truly unique hand-crafted pieces.
Birmingham’s unique industrial heritage means that there are lots of fascinating historical sites scattered around this urban city. See the city’s last surviving 19th-century back-to-back houses, or take an afternoon to explore the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, housing an extraordinary collection ranging from ceramics and jewellery to local history and archaeology.
For family trips to Birmingham, a visit to the home of the UK’s best-loved chocolate at Cadbury’s World is a must, with interactive activities and tasting demonstrations to keep young children entertained. Other interactive museums in and around the city include the Centre of the Earth ecology centre and the Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum for a huge collection of trains, trams and steam engines.
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|Food and drinks||Prices average|
|Beer (0.5 litre)||£1.00|
|Meal at McDonald's||£5.00|
|Water (0.33 litre)||£1.00|
|One way tube ticket||£2.00|
|Taxi starting price (normal tariff)||£4.00|
|1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M,...)||£33.00|
|1 pair of jeans (Levi's 501 or similar)||£54.00|
|Average monthly disposable salary (net)||£1,758.00|