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From Michelin-starred restaurants to some of the best shopping outside of London... from festivals, culture and buzzing nightlife to the nerve-tingling electricity that you only get when you're watching a live sporting event, Birmingham has it all. Discover more here.

So much to see, so much to do

Question: Where can you find world-class galleries, fascinating festivals, exceptional eateries, two Premiership football clubs and a chocolate factory? Answer: Birmingham, of course. From Monday to Friday (and Saturday and Sunday too) get ready for a very full social diary indeed.

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Fabulous flavours, tantalising tastes

With over 200 Indian restaurants, it’s no wonder that Birmingham is known as the ‘home of the Balti’. But the city’s culinary reputation goes even further, with three Michelin-starred eateries just for starters. No wonder the New York Times named the city as one of its top dining destinations in 2012.

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Shop til you drop (then shop some more)

From The Mailbox, full to the brim with desirable designer labels and the Victorian elegance of the Great Western Arcade, to the brand new Grand Central Birmingham (home to one of the largest John Lewis stores in the country) along with the city's most famous retail outlet, The Bullring and Pavilions on the High Street, Birmingham has, quite simply, the very best shopping in the Midlands.

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At the heart of heritage and culture

From watching a film at the UK's oldest working cinema, to being moved by Birmingham's renowned Symphony Orchestra, discover a place with a truly dynamic cultural scene. Enjoy premier ballet, the best of theatre, and explore the iconic library, all right at the heart of the city.

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