Birmingham is second most populous city in the United Kingdom and in the East Midlands. It has approximately 1.1 million people living in the city. The city is considered as social, cultural, financial and commercial centre of East Midlands.The city is sometimes known as "second city" of the United Kingdom. It was a famous market place in medieval period and prospered after Industrial Revolution. The city has the honour of being "the first manufacturing town in the world". The city has scattered workshops that contribute actively to the United Kingdom's economy.
Birmingham suffered heavily during second world war that damaged its infrastructure. After the war, the city prospered and it dominated the United Kingdom's economy. Brimingham is also the cultural institution with famous attractions like City of Brimingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Ballet, Repertory Theatre, Library of Brimingham, Fine Art Institute, and many more. These cultural institutes have influenced the overall cultural perspective of the city. It famously offers vibrant and diverse settings in music, literary and culinary scenes, thus attracting tourist from all across the world. Many old and historical Victorial buildings have been beautifully restored. Birmingham has picturesque canals with outstanding museum and water side attractions.
All these top attractions are clustered within easy walking distance of each other and the central transportation centre. Another famous place is historic Jewellery Quarter that produces around 40 per cent of all British jewellery. You enjoy your creative vibe in Digbeth and Custard Factory. It is also filled with greenery and parks. You can enjoy the impressive green spaces like Cannon Hill Park and many of the Botanical Gardens. It also has famous village of Bournville where Cadbury Family built their first chocolate factory making it 24th largest manufacturing firm in Britain.