Birmingham International Airport is the 2nd busiest airport in the UK with over 85,000 flights per year. With your car hire at Birmingham Airport, you can be in the city within 20 minutes. Birmingham is mostly known for being an industrial city in the heart of England.
Birmingham Airport has plenty to offer the traveller with facilities such as Ibis Hotel onsite and a Visitors Centre to help you make the most out of your stay in the city. If you need to check your emails there is Wi-Fi access for your phone or laptop or business booths with internet facilities. Travelex and ICE offer currency exchange services and there are ATMs located around the terminal. There are 2 executive lounges for business class ticket holders, who wish to relax or work before flying. Information desks are available to guide you around the airport and for any enquiries you may have. The airport also has a medical centre, children’s play area and religious facilities. There are plenty of shops to keep your busy before your flight. You can buy fashion at Next or Austin Reed and shop for luggage at Antler. Buy your duty free bargains at World Duty Free. If you missed lunch, there are outlets with fast food and sandwiches or for something more substantial try pub food at Wetherspoon or Yates. Try Frankie and Benny’s for American style food or for something fancy the Blanc et Noir Wine Bar.
Birmingham is an English city with great industrial heritage and interesting and modern architecture. It is also known for its lively nightlife and excellent shopping. Starting in the city centre, you can visit St Phillip’s Cathedral and stroll around the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses. For a little culture, head for the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery or see the historic watermill at Sarehole. For those with a sweet tooth, a visit to Cadbury World is a must, to see how chocolate is produced and of course, to sample. You can take a water bus along the canal before seeing what is happening at the world famous National Exhibition Centre. Shop at the bizarre and modern Bullring or the upmarket The Pavilions’ and Mailbox.
Out and about with your car hire in Birmingham, you can go to Drayton Manor Theme Park or seek out ‘Ye Olde England’ and Shakespeare’s home at Stratford-upon-Avon. Discover the beautiful countryside of Shropshire and the old city of Warwick.