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Useful information about the flight from Aberdeen to Birmingham
Busy Birmingham for business and the arts
Well known for it's large road network, due to it's position in the Midlands, Birmingham is on of the UK's premiere business cities. However, there's also a wealth of cultural activity here which includes many museums. galleries and historical places of interest. Add in the Bull Ring, a renowned shopping centre, and Birmingham is great for a business and pleasure trip combined.
Best Birmingham seasons
Due to the mild British climate, Birmingham is a year round destination, but it tends to be sunnier and warmer between June and August. Events wise, visitors can take their pick: St Patrick's Day parade is on the 17th March, the Fusion Festival in August, Birmingham Pride at the end of May, the International Jazz Festival in late July, and there's a carnival every odd year of the calendar. There's also a high percentage of Asians living here, so 'Vaisakhi', the Sikh New Year is also celebrated in April.
Balti and prices in Birmingham
'Balti', British/Indian fusion cooking, is a Birmingham speciality, and try one of the places in what's known as the 'Balti Triangle' (Sparkhill, Balsall Heath, Moseley) for great examples. Prices are generally lower than in London too, which makes eating out very affordable, and a basic meal is on average, about £10.
Airport and local transport and accommodation
Airport: Travelling to the city centre is £2.20 apprx. on the bus, and a taxi costs about £22. There is a free Air-Rail Link from airport Terminals to the station to travel onto, Birmingham International Rail Station, they take 2 minutes and leave every 2 minutes. Trains to New Street station are around £3 and take between 10 and 20 minutes leaving every 5 to 15 minutes. Accommodation: starts at about £14 for a bed in a shared hostel room. Hotel rooms start from around £35 per double. Many hotels are to be found east of Ladywood in the centre. Hagley Road and Broad Street are also a good areas for accommodation. Bus prices: around £2.20 single fare, day pass costs about £4.20. Trams are around £2 one-way, and about £4.50 for a day pass. Birmingham city centre can be explored on foot, and has numerous pedestrianised areas. Local Trains: A single fare costs between about £2 and £5 depending on the final destination. Good things to enjoy: The canal network and diverse music scene. Markets and cafes, Brindleyplace, the Chinese quarter, Jewellery quarter, and the Gun quarter; Westside, Eastside, Southside and Digbeth.