Birmingham, England
Business Travel Guide

The best hotels, restaurants and activities for Birmingham business travelers.

Birmingham, at the center of the West Midlands region, was once known as the "workshop of the world," the heart of Britain's 19th-century Industrial Revolution. Here Boulton & Watt's steam engines were first built and exported to the western world, while Alec Issigonis' Mini motor car, which began production at Longbridge in 1959, is still in production today.

Birmingham was vital to the Midlands canal system, transporting raw material into the city and finished goods out. While its industrial importance has declined, Birmingham's commercial importance has soared. The second most populous city after London, with a population of more than 1 million and a huge number of commercial businesses, it is one of Britain's most visited places. Today it's a vibrant city with large and numerous shopping centers, new hotels and restaurants and a refurbished canal system. It's also home to some of the most engaging people in Britain, the "Brummies" as the locals are popularly known.

To plan a seamless itinerary for your business trip to Birmingham, England, take a look at GAYOT's travel guide for insight on where to eat, stay and what to do when you're not on the clock.