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Why you’ll love living in Birmingham

Living in Birmingham offers you the chance to experience all that a vibrant, diverse city with world-class facilities has to offer.

Birmingham is UK’s second largest city with a reputation for first-class academic and clinical study, a world-renowned cultural scene and an ethnically diverse population.

Although it is only 90 minutes by high-speed train from London, living costs are more than 50 per cent cheaper than the capital. The city is home to more than one million people and every year, more than 30 million tourists enjoy its varied arts scene, restaurants, sporting attractions and shops.

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It also boasts the spectacular £189 million Library of Birmingham opened as the largest public library in the UK and one of the largest in Europe.

From Tapas to Thai, one of Birmingham’s best assets is its range of international cuisine. The city even boasts some of the best Michelin starred restaurants. For an authentic and inexpensive delight, the world-renowned Balti Triangle is a must.

A shopper’s paradise, Birmingham is home to your favourite high street names, together with designer boutiques and chic malls.  In fact, the city’s most famous shopping centres, Bullring and The Mailbox, are stunning retail outlets. All of them are within minutes of the recently revamped New Street Station and its adjoining Grand Central shopping centre.

Within half an hour of Birmingham, there’s vast open countryside, canals, historic houses and country parks. Birmingham is located at the heart of the UK motorway network, linked by the M5, M6, M40 and M42. New Street Station is at the hub of the National Rail network with fast and frequent services to London’s Euston station and many other major towns and cities across the UK. Birmingham International Airport, welcomes more than 50 airlines from over 100 destinations.

For more information on the city visit www.visitbirmingham.com

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