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Birmingham is a real gem! Excellent restaurants, good shopping, exciting nightlife and an architectural icon have transformed perceptions of the city. Last but not least, the landscape that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien to write "The Lord of the Rings."


Population 1 million
Currency British Pounds, £1 = 100 pence
Opening hours Monday - Saturday 9.30 am-6 pm. Many larger stores are open until 8 pm and frequently from 10 am–6 pm on Sundays and other public holidays.
Newspapers Birmingham Post
Birmingham Evening Mail
Emergency numbers 999
Tourist information Visitor Centre - New Street
The junction of New Street and Corporation Street,
Birmingham, B2 4DB
+44 844 888 3883

Visitor Centre - Birmingham Airport
Birmingham Airport Arrivals, B26 3QJ
+44 844 888 3883