IntroductionLying in the very heart of England, Birmingham is the gateway between the north and the south and the second largest city in Britain after London. It was once the industrial heartland of the country but has recently seen an influx of new investment which has brought a breath of fresh air to the city. The centre has been transformed into a lively, bustling and often stylish place to be after years of living with a drab and dirty image.
Now a bustling business and major shopping centre, Birmingham has attracted a new wave of entrepreneurs over recent years. It is also one of England's most varied cities with influences apparent from all over the world. Birmingham New Street station remains one of the busiest in the country and is the gateway for visitors who want to experience the cosmopoliton city of Birmingham.