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Birmingham photography guide

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Birmingham is a major city in England’s West Midlands, known for its juxtaposition of Industrial Revolution era architecture and landmarks with 20th century modern architecture, a network of canals, and several popular tourist attractions. 

Known as Brum by the locals, the city is a major hub of industry, and is enjoying a resurgence as one of the country's great shopping and cultural destinations.

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Birmingham Airport is an international airport 8 miles from the city centre, served by Birmingham International rail station which connects it quickly and conveniently to the city centre.

Train links from Birmingham are excellent - it is a major hub of Britain's rail network and its main station has recently undergone a major modernisation programme. The main station is New Street for long distance destinations, with Snow Hill and Moor Street serving regional destinations.

Birmingham Coach Station is a 5 minute walk from the station along Digbeth High Street, the iconic Selfridges Building is clearly visible to guide you towards the city centre.

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The iconic and recognisable Selfridges building provides lots of opportunities for architecture lovers, with its undulating curves and silver discs. The city has many other examples of photogenic modern architecture such as The Cube and the Library of Birmingham being the most obvious and notable.

Tourist landmarks such as the Black Sabbath Bridge and The Guardian provide dependable photo opportunities whatever the weather.

The city centre boasts a couple of popular family attractions just steps from each other - the Legoland Discovery Centre and the National Sea Life Centre - both of which can be enjoyed with a convenient combo ticket.


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