With a rich musical and cultural history, Birmingham has all you need for a great hen weekend. Birmingham is home to 1.1 million people and is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the UK. There are people living there from Ireland, China, Poland, Russia, America and over 180 other nations. Birmingham is a shining example of how people from different backgrounds can all live happily together. For those wanting a touch of Venetian flair without actually having to leave the country, Birmingham has more canals than Venice and is the centre of the UK's canal network. The canals range from taking you high above houses in the suburbs to deep below the buildings in the city centre and offer some wonderful views.
For music lovers, the music scene in Birmingham is awe-inspiring. Its rich history includes rock legends such as Ocean Colour Scene, Duran Duran, ELO, Dodgy, UB40 and Black Sabbath. For those who love the literally world, Birmingham's Central Library is the city's busiest building and Europe's largest public library. In amongst the metropolitan bliss, with over 6 million trees, Birmingham has more trees than Paris. It also has more public parks than any other city in Europe. With star-filled theatres and comedy clubs, stylish bars and the hottest nightspots, Birmingham and the region is the place to party. Despite being Europe’s youngest city, Birmingham has so much to offer when it comes to nightlife. Want edgy club culture? Birmingham has it. Want to dance around your handbags with the girls? It’s got that too. Funky and fun blossom together in this melting pot of beat-driven nightlife. From old school hip hop to nu jazz, head-banging rock to Cuban funk all musical tastes, Birmingham caters for everyone.