Birmingham city life
Birmingham is a great city for spending your free time, whether you simply want to relax or get the insights of the British culture and heritage, by visiting the city’s museums and galleries.
Some of Birmingham’s attractions include: the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Library of Birmingham and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, the Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, or Soho House. Cadbury World is a museum showing visitors the stages and steps of chocolate production and the history of chocolate and the company. Thinktank is Birmingham's main science museum, includes a giant screen cinema and a planetarium.
Try not to miss the Digbeth - Birmingham's cultural quarter and Victoria Square, which hosts one of the largest fountains in Europe.
Nightlife in Birmingham is mainly concentrated along Broad Street and into Brindley place, where you can find several bars and night clubs. Birmingham hosts several festivals, like: St. George's Day, St. Patrick's Day parade, the Birmingham Heritage Festival, or the Birmingham International Jazz Festival.
Birmingham is home of one of the country's oldest professional football teams: Aston Villa. You can also join cricket clubs, or attend golf or tennis tournaments.
International atmosphere in Birmingham
Around 40% of Birmingham’s residents belongs to an ethnic community. From the city’s diverse population, people belonging to other nationalities besides English, includes: Irish, Indians, Chinese, Pakistani and Arabs.
In terms of business environment and supporting entrepreneurship, Birmingham was voted over the last years as the “Best Business Environment in Europe”, and ranked as one of the top three most dynamic European cities for international business. As a result, studying in Birmingham can significantly help you build an international network for your future business ventures.
Birmingham has a temperate maritime climate, like much of the British Isles. The average maximum temperatures in summer, particularly July, are around 21°C (70°K). In winter the average temperatures are around 6°C (43°K).