Fly To Birmingham, England
Birmingham, the second largest city in Britain was once known as the “City Of 1000 Trades”, due to the enormous amount of skilled workers that came out of the area. The city has renewed interest as a truly unique cultural and tourist destination that travellers are flocking to. Go on a pleasing and unexpected adventure by obtaining cheap flights to Birmingham with Travelstart Nigeria. You can search and compare flight fares on major airlines flying from Nigeria to Birmingham.
Requirements for Entry to Birmingham
- A National Passport with a minimum period validity of 6 months is needed at the time of travel.
- A Tourist Visa is compulsory and can be obtained at Visa application centres located in Abuja, Lagos (Lekki) and Lagos (Ikeja).
Birmingham Airport (airport code BHX)
Birmingham Airport has excellent links to the city centre as well as to the rest of the UK. The free 'Air-Rail Link' monorail system brings one to Birmingham International Station with numerous trains each hour to Birmingham New Street.
Taxis operate a 24-hour service outside the arrivals area. They are well regulated and especially convenient for those with heavy luggage and can carry up to five passengers. Public transportation to and from the airport is reliable and frequent with a choice of trains, coaches, taxis and car rentals. Bus # 97 leaves from the airport to Birmingham City Centre and runs 24/7. Tickets can be purchased at the Birmingham Airport Visitor Centre, located in Arrivals.
Birmingham is bursting with eclectic culture, a world of experiences and a rich history that has touched the world beginning with the great writer behind “The Hobbit” and “The Lord Of The Rings”. J.R.R Tolkien grew up in this area and he took inspiration from the landscape around. The Tolkien Trail allows travellers to embark upon a journey to follow the areas that shaped the creation of his legendary literary locations such as ‘The Shire’.
Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is long lasting institution that produces over 40% of the jewellery in the U.K. Start off in the centre by passing through the high end jewellery shoppe and then visit the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter.
Things to Do
The premier attractions in Birmingham are their museums and the Europe’s largest public library known as the ‘People’s Palace’.
The Black Country Living Museum manages to stand out from the crowd and is a good introduction to Birmingham and Victorian life. Museum workers posing as Victorian citizens will reveal all the secrets of the past.
Cadbury World, the world famous chocolate company is adjacent to the working factory. There are 14 exhibits featuring the history of chocolate and Cadbury business through animatronics, multi-sensory cinema, interactive displays and activities and staff demonstrations.
Birmingham contains many dining options including four Michelin Star restaurants. Fare around town contains huge variety of Asian cuisine, curry houses, vegetarian, Italian, French and other international varieties.
Hotels & Accommodation
The Birmingham hotel sector offers everything from stylish B&Bs to 5-star hotels. Any traveller’s budget will be met as pricing for accommodations tend to be lower than in their London or Manchester counterparts. Book Birmingham hotels with Travelstart Nigeria.
Birmingham contains a mass transportation system of to ensure quick links to all attractions and venues. Trains, metros, trams and buses are visitor friendly and cost efficient. The city is pedestrian friendly too and walking from one point of interest to another can easily be done on foot. Contribute to sustainable living in Birmingham by using the latest in rent-an-auto that uses low emission vehicles with minimal fuel consumption. Travelstart can help you with car rental services. Hire a rental car to take you round Birmgham with Travelstart.
Best Time to Visit
The temperatures tend to be milder from May to September but Birmingham is a destination that remains temperate all year round. As England is known for rain, Birmingham averages less than most other areas but bringing along an umbrella is always a good idea.
Flights to Birmingham BHX
Whilst many travellers tend to choose their flight booking to cities such as London, Manchester and Liverpool, Travelstart offers cheap flights to Birmingham and it is a destination not to be disregarded. Direct and non-stop flights are available from Lagos LOS and Abuja ABV to Birmingham BHX. Book Birmingham flights with Travelstart and enjoy cheap flight deals.