Get to Birmingham

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Car share to Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

Travel to Birmingham

As Britain’s second largest city, there’s never any shortage of things to do in Birmingham, from museums and culture to shopping, dining and fabulous nightlife. Once a leading centre of industry, it’s now just as well known for its stylish gastropubs and restaurants, pretty canals and innovative new architecture. 

While there are plenty of indulgent ways to treat yourself in Birmingham, it’s also more than possible to visit the city on the cheap, especially if you book a car share to save on transport costs getting there. This is also a great option for commuters looking for cheap travel from Manchester, Oxford, London and other UK destinations. Check out the ideas below and get inspired...

What to see in Birmingham

“Brum”, as the locals call it, is a true canal city, with more miles of waterways than Venice or Amsterdam – take a boat tour to appreciate the city from the water. It’s also a great city to walk around, with plenty of green space and pedestrianised areas. Nature lovers can pay a visit to the critters at the Birmingham Nature Centre, or stretch their legs with a stroll around the vast Sutton Park.

Birmingham also boasts some great museums, from the diverse exhibitions at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, to the interactive displays at the Thinktank Science Museum. Chocolate lovers will adore the free samples and behind-the-scenes tours at Cadbury World, while fans of all things sparkly will be intrigued by a visit to the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, not to mention the district itself, where about 40 per cent of the UK’s jewellery is made. 

Fancy some culture? Bookworms and fans of modern architecture alike will be fascinated by the shiny new Library of Birmingham, a massive, glittering construct of glass and steel, while there’s also never any shortage of theatre and live music on offer in the city, including the Jazzlines Free Gigs at Symphony Hall.

Eating, drinking and shopping

Because of Birmingham’s large student population, there are lots of budget options for eating and drinking, so you can have a good time without necessarily spending all the pennies you’ve saved from bagging a lift share. If you enjoy Indian cuisine in particular, you should definitely check out the famous Balti Triangle, a stretch of Indian restaurants around Ladypool and Stratford Roads, where the balti curry was invented.

Brum is also a fab destination for retail therapy. For Harvey Nicholls and other upmarket shops, hit The Mailbox, a canal-side shopping and leisure complex that also boasts restaurants, spas and a cinema, or head to The Bullring, a futuristic-looking shopping centre full of high street favourites. Looking for quirky boutiques? The Custard Factory is home to loads of independent shops and galleries, perfect for finding a unique gift.

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