Outside of London, Birmingham is the second most populated city in the United Kingdom. It is situated in England's West Midlands region on Birmingham Plateau. The weather in Birmingham is very changeable; winters can be cold and summer hot. The coldest month is January while the hottest month is July. Book your cheap Birmingham hotel in advance to get the best rates. For accommodation with a difference, the Nitenite hotel Birmingham, one of cheap hotels in Birmingham, offers pod style rooms. Great choice if you just want a place to sleep.
Birmingham used to specialize in creating metalwork during the middle Ages, but it soon became an important trading center during the 18th century when the canal system was developed. The construction of the railway system improved the economy of Birmingham and also attracted more people.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Birmingham has a diverse list of festivals and events that would surely match anyone's interest. Music lovers would definitely have a blast at the Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival in July while book lovers enjoy the activities in store for them at the Birmingham Book Festival in October. Birmingham is popular with families traveling with children because of its family orientated attractions such as Drayton Manor Theme Park and Zoo, Thinktank Science Museum, the National Sea life Centre, Go Ape Forest Adventure and Cadburys World. There are also several religious sites in Birmingham that are worth-visiting including the Birmingham Cathedral, Birmingham Central Mosque and St Martin in the Bull Ring.
There are a good number of off road bike paths in Birmingham and the canal towpaths are particularly pleasant to explore on foot or by bike. Public transport options in the city include the bus, metro and the train for the ones staying in Birmingham hotels.