Our vibrant community of students and academics makes great things happen in the heart of the UK’s second city.

Birmingham (Brum, to its friends) is buzzing with culture, nightlife, world-class shopping experiences and an epic food scene that’s taken Michelin and social media by storm.


Made in Brum

Birmingham is the birthplace of the Balti, Lord of the Rings, tennis, Cadbury chocolate, Thomas the Tank Engine and heavy metal


Who Needs a Gondola?

Birmingham has more miles of canals than Venice, boasting around 56km of glorious waterways


Pre-tty Amazing

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has the world's largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings


Ticket to Anywhere

90% of the UK can be reached in under four hours from Birmingham, and Birmingham International Airport offers direct flights to over 35


Food for Thought

We have the most Michelin star restaurants in the UK outside of London - six, to be exact!


Read All About it

Birmingham has the largest regional public library in Europe, renowned for its beautiful rooftop gardens

There's Always Drama

Birmingham Hippodrome is the UK's busiest theatre, with over 520,000 visitors each year

From street food at the award-winning Digbeth Dining Club to fine dining at Michelin-starred restaurants, and cuisine from across the globe, Birmingham is fast becoming a food tourist hotspot. You’ll find everything you need from high-street chains, designer shops, independent and vintage boutiques, as well as a large variety of food stores, markets and international grocers.

With so much to offer, it’s easy to see why Birmingham was selected to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022. Our students have been out across the city discovering all the best parts.

Watch the videos below to see some of our student's favourite spots in Birmingham.


Nada explore the shopper's paradise in the heart of the city centre, the Bullring.

Grand Central and New Street Station

Fancy looking round the shops and getting a bite to eat before catching the train to visit one of the other major cities in the UK in less than 2 hours. Nada takes us around Grand Central and New Street Station.


Nada shows us around The Mailbox, the ultimate location for designer brands, sophisticated bars and restaurants.


Nada shows us around one of the city's most distinctive landmarks with luxury designer brands, Selfridges.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Subham went to look around the collection of art at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Colmore Row

Colmore Row is a place to work hard and play. Pelumi went to look around all the bar and restaurants in the commercial heart of the city. 

St Philip's Cathedral

Pelumi went to visit one of the oldest buildings in the city, St Philip's Cathedral.


Subham took a trip down to Moseley, the cosmopolitan neighbourhood 3 miles south of the city centre that is home to many independent shops, pubs cafes and restaurants.

Resort World Birmingham

Orhoghene shows us around her favourite place in Birmingham, Resort World. Here you will find many designer outlet stores, a cinema, a bowling alley, bars and restaurants.