About Birmingham

Fly to Birmingham Airport with Loganair in 1 hour 25 minutes.

Why fly to Birmingham?

  • Birmingham Airport is located only seven miles from the city centre. This means that eager travellers won’t have to travel too far to explore this vibrant city.
  • Birmingham Airport is the UK’s third largest airport outside of London. From here, travellers can connect to 143 different routes!
  • One of the benefits of flying with Loganair, is that passengers can bring up to 6kg of hand luggage (+ handbag). This allows more space for any souvenirs you might collect on your trip.

Birmingham is the home of inventors, pioneers of science, and food connoisseurs. It is the workshop of the world built from iron-strong roots. 

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery tells the story of the city’s rich heritage. Home to over 40 galleries, the museum holds collections of fine art, metal work, jewellery and more. It also explores the city’s local history along with its industrial heritage. 

Located in the old Smith & Pepper jewellery factory, is the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. With live demonstrations, you can see the talent and skill of those who once worked there. Visitors will also get to learn the stories behind the site's precious history. This includes the metalworking industry and jewellery design. 

Birmingham is home to many popular household food brands. These include Bird's Custard, HP Sauce, Typhoo Tea, and the chocolate giants, Cadbury. Therefore, a trip to Birmingham isn’t complete without visiting Cadbury World. Do you want to find out how this famous chocolate is made? Would you like to sample some for yourself? Then this is a perfect day out for you! Meet all your favourite Cadbury characters and don't miss out on the magical Cadabra ride.

The city is also known as the birthplace of the Indian balti curry, home to over 100 balti houses. It is believed that the first restaurant to serve this dish was in Stoney Lane in 1977. Today, the famous ‘balti triangle’ attracts over 20,000 visitors a week. And if that isn't enough, Birmingham is also home to the most Michelin star restaurants in the UK. (Not including London, of course.)

With years of success as a market town, the Bullring and Grand Central is a symbol of the city's resilience. With over 200 high street and household brands, it is the UK’s largest city shopping complex. This dramatic landmark building is a perfect stop for those who want some retail therapy. 

Birmingham has grown from its industrial heritage into a thriving, cultural city. Every year the city plays host to over 50 festivals. In fact, the Birmingham Hippodrome is said to be the busiest theatre in the UK with over 520,000 visitors each year. In addition, the city is also home to Europe's largest urban park outside a capital city, Sutton Park. With a total 8,000 acres of parks and green space, Birmingham is fast becoming one of the UK’s greenest cities. 

For more reasons to visit the city, take a look at VisitBirmingham and be inspired.