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Birmingham area guide

Birmingham, also known as the Midlands Engine, has undergone consistent and large-scale regeneration in recent years. As a result, the cityscape is unrecognisable compared to a couple of decades ago and has remained one of Europe's most popular investment destinations.

Birmingham's most significant advantage is its excellent rail, road, and air connectivity. Moreover, the HS2 high-speed railway is set to bring the city closer to London, transforming it into a commuter hotspot. Birmingham is bordered on the North by the M6 and on the South by the M5.

The Birmingham skyline has changed dramatically in recent years, as international companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, Modelez and Changan, Deloitte, PWC, KPMG, and Deutsche Bank have established regional headquarters in the city. There is a buzzing food scene — Birmingham not only has the most Michelin-starred restaurants outside of London but it is also known for being a haven for independent food establishments.

Birmingham, is gradually becoming a top choice for young professionals due to its world-class museums, appealing nightlife, and historical and cultural attractions. Apart from being a melting pot of commerce and business, Birmingham is also one of the greenest cities in the UK. This, combined with a steadily growing population, make it an ideal place ideal to live in, study and do business.

Nearby stations

  • Smethwick Rolfe Street Station (0.6 miles)
  • Smethwick Galton Bridge Station (1.2 miles)
  • The Hawthorns Station (1.2 miles)
  • Langley Green Station (1.7 miles)
  • Jewellery Quarter Station (2.2 miles)
  • Sandwell and Dudley Station (2.4 miles)
  • Five Ways Station (2.5 miles)
  • University (Birmingham) Station (2.8 miles)
  • Birmingham Snow Hill Station (2.8 miles)
  • Birmingham New Street Station (2.8 miles)

Nearby schools

  • Shireland Collegiate Academy (0.3 miles)
  • Victoria Park Primary (0.3 miles)
  • Crocketts Community Primary School (0.4 miles)
  • Cape Primary School (0.4 miles)
  • St Matthew's CofE Primary School (0.4 miles)
  • Shireland Hall Primary Academy (0.5 miles)
  • Uplands Manor Primary School (0.5 miles)
  • St Philip's Catholic Primary School (0.6 miles)
  • Bearwood Primary School (0.7 miles)
  • Devonshire Junior Academy (0.8 miles)


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