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Ever considered Birmingham as a one-stop travel destination?

No? Well now it’s time to. With luxury accommodation including iconic new city centre complex The Rotunda, sumptuous drinking and dining venues and a plethora of one-off events between now and Christmas, Birmingham is well and truly living up to its name as UK’s second city.

Next Tuesday 23 September, the world famous City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra will perform a one-off collaboration with Turner Prize winning artist, Martin Creed.

If you would like to attend this unique performance and sample the many delights that Birmingham has to offer, contact Nuala Ryan or Maria Harding on 0121 200 0780 or e-mail

Still not convinced? Well holidaymakers need not travel thousands of miles or spend hundreds of pounds on flights to visit some of the tourist hotspots of the world. Paris or Mumbai; wherever you fancy, look closer to home to save those important pennies without forsaking those cultural tourist experiences!

Visitors to Birmingham can wander through the cobbled streets of the Jewellery Quarter to get that Dubai effect, commonly known as ‘The City of Gold’. The original FA cup was also made in the Jewellery Quarter as well as the Lonsdale and Commonwealth belts for boxing and the Wimbledon Ladies Single Trophy.

Or if you can’t get to the Musee de Louvre in Paris to see the largest and richest collection of art and antiques, take a trip to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, which has one of the finest collections of 19 Century paintings in the United Kingdom. A permanent exhibition of the work of Edward Burne-Jones can only be seen in Birmingham, New York and Paris.

When it comes to world renowned fountains, most would conjure up an image of the Jet d’Eau in Geneva, one of the largest fountains in the World. However, Victoria Square in Birmingham hosts one of the largest fountains in Europe, with a flow of 3,000 gallons per minute and is officially known as ‘The River’.

And finally, the oldest film festival in the World may be the Venice Film Festival but if you’re not George Clooney you can catch the Short Cuts film programme at Birmingham’s Artsfest on Saturday 12 & Sunday 14 September, where a range of features produced by local budding filmmakers will be showcased.

There are nearly 30 other Birmingham’s around the World; in Australia, Canada, USA, Ireland and New Zealand. There’s even a crater on the Moon. However, only in the UK can Birmingham offer the many characteristics of these international destinations.


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