Where To Stay
- Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport
The Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport is located a mere 1.5 miles from Birmingham International Airport, right on highway A45. A complimentary shuttle runs between these locations, and other hotel amenities at this hotel are a business center, fitness center, public area Wi-Fi access, an indoor pool, and an on-site restaurant.
- Holiday Inn Express Birmingham NECThe Holiday Inn Express Birmingham NEC offers outstanding features for guests, including Wi-Fi access in many rooms and business services. The Great Room serves dinner on-site, and 8 meeting rooms are available for business events. And since it's just 5 minutes from the Birmingham Airport, you can relax until the last possible moment.
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About Birmingham Airport
Birmingham Airport (not to be confused with Birmingham International Airport in Alabama) is an international airport located about 14 miles southeast of the Birmingham, England, about halfway between London and Manchester. BHX offers flights to more than 110 destinations worldwide and 20 airlines flying to five continents. Welcoming over 9 million passengers each year, it is among the top 50 busiest European airports. There are two terminals, 1 and 2, connected by the Millennium Link walkway. To arrive at the airport, travelers can drive along the M42 motorway, take the train via the free Air-Rail Link shuttle, or use the local or long-distance buses. Fun fact: Birmingham is the closest airport to Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon.
After touching down, check in to one of the airport hotels near Birmingham Airport. One of the preferred hotels is Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport, where guests can take advantage of the business center, fitness center and indoor pool. Once they work up an appetite, the on-site restaurant offers a variety of food options. Business travelers rank Holiday Inn Express Birmingham NEC high on their list, thanks to its eight meeting rooms and Wi-Fi access. Even better, the Great Room serves dinner on site. There are plenty of places to rest your weary head in Birmingham.
Welcome to Birmingham
Situated in the West Midlands of England, Birmingham blends centuries of history with weekend-worthy attractions. The city was a mid-sized market town during the medieval period, later rising to international stature in the 18th century during the Midland Enlightenment. Nowadays, visitors will find top-notch museums and art galleries along with theaters and shopping districts. With more than 1 million residents, Birmingham is the second-most populated British city behind London.
Wondering what to pack? Birmingham has a marine west coast climate that is fairly mild, but overcast skies tend to be the forecast throughout the year. Throw in a light jacket no matter what season you're visiting. And as a pointer, when you're meeting locals, people from Birmingham are called "Brummies."
It's quite easy to get around Birmingham. While buses, rental cars and trains are efficient, most of the cities' main attraction are just a few minutes' walk apart, making it simple to explore the city on foot. There are eight local rail lines that criss-cross through the Birmingham, and the recently added Midland Metro brings passengers between Snow Hill Station in Birmingham city center and Wolverhampton.
Things to Do in Birmingham
The top attraction in Birmingham is Symphony Hall, a world-famous 2,262-seat venue that hosts an eclectic program of music, from jazz to folk to classical. It's also home to the Birmingham International Concert Season and Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Visitors can let the history reel and roll at 1,100-year-old Warwick Castle. Don't miss the the city's last surviving court of Back to Back Housing either, which is a gorgeously restored 19th century courtyard of working people's houses. You can also explore Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon located outside the city.
For some modern entertainment, visit BBC Birmingham's Public Space at The Mailbox where you can get a tour that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the television and radio studios. If you're here with kids, swing by the Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum, offering 10 themed galleries and the Thinktank Science Garden, an interactive outdoor exploration space. One of the most exciting attractions is the Wonderful World of Trains and Planes.
Catch a breath of fresh air at Sutton Park, the largest urban park in Europe. Cannon Hill Park, close to the city center, is home to the Birmingham Wildlife Centre.