Birmingham is a large city with the second largest economy in the United Kingdom. The city grew to prominence as a manufacturing and engineering centre making it an attractive industrial location.
Thanks to its position in the centre of the country, Birmingham is easy to reach by road, rail, air, and even canal. There are also a series of cycle paths throughout the city, which make commuting by bike a popular option.
Birmingham is set at the heart of the UK motorway network and, on arrival, there are 25,000 car parking spaces to choose from.
Three City Centre rail stations provide fast and frequent connections to both local and national destinations. The largest of these is Birmingham New Street station, with fast and frequent services into London Euston as well as many other towns and cities across the UK. For commuters, there is a new light rail system, the Midland Metro, with frequent services between the City Centre and Wolverhampton, and everywhere in between. Birmingham International services both Birmingham Airport and the National Exhibition Centre.
Birmingham is well served by bus routes, with a huge network linking everyone and everything efficiently.
Birmingham Airport hosts over 50 airlines coming from over 100 destinations, both long haul and short hops, and is easily accessed by road and by rail via Birmingham International station.