All you need to know about Birmingham

Boasting the title of second largest city in England, Birmingham is the hub for diverse culture and is one of the UK’s major cities. To ensure your business trip to Birmingham is optimised for success, choose a SilverDoor serviced apartment. SilverDoor Apartments provides a straightforward and simple process for arranging accommodation suitable for your business needs. With over 20 years of experience in the serviced apartment sector, there is no better agent to come to for in-depth knowledge on the business travel industry.

Why choose a SilverDoor Birmingham apartment? 

A SilverDoor serviced apartment will provide you with the flexibility, convenience and luxury of a corporate stay in Birmingham. We have connections with the world’s top property partners and can ensure your stay with us is nothing less than exceptional. With the extensive range of serviced apartments in Birmingham on offer for you to choose from, you can put your confidence in us that your living requirements will be met with options of Birmingham’s top properties. 

No matter how niche your request is, our talented team will filter through our plethora of apartments and identify the perfect living quarter for your business trip. As experts, we have accrued years of experience in the corporate apartment sector and focus our energy on understanding our business clients’ needs. Most, if not nearly all of our corporate apartments in Birmingham are centrally located, making travelling in between business meetings more accessible. Easily navigate around Birmingham on the West Midlands Metro, which is guaranteed to have a stop right on your apartments doorstep. 

What is a serviced apartment? 

A corporate serviced apartment is designed in mind of the business traveller, offering amenities suited to both long and short term trips. Hotels lack features where a serviced apartment benefits. Below are the key advantages a serviced apartment provides above any other form of corporate accommodation:

1. Space – A serviced apartment in Birmingham will offer expansive living spaces for you to relax and unwind in. They come equipped with a kitchen, providing the opportunity for business travellers with busy schedules to grab a bite to eat from the comfort of their own home. 

2. Washing facilities – Apartments have the luxury of on-site laundry facilities, making the perfect choice for long-term business trips. There is nothing more convenient than being able to do your laundry in your own apartment, rather than popping to the nearest laundrette and paying a charge.

3. Style and décor – Our Birmingham apartments offer sleek décor and comfortable furniture to make your corporate stay here feel like home. Ideal for relaxing after a busy day at work, these apartments make working away from home that little bit easier.

What do I need to know about staying in Birmingham? 

With a population of around 1.3 million, Birmingham is often referred to as the second city of the United Kingdom. It is home to a network of canals and landmarks dating back to the industrial revolution.

Transport

Transporting around Birmingham has never been easier thanks to its interconnected rail system and close nit tram network. Make best use of the tram network and grab a city hop ticket for as little as £1.50, or travel around all day for just £6. Swift pay as you go is the cashless way to travel around Birmingham city. You will also be able to save money with discounted travel and be able to top up 24/7. You can choose to top up £10-£50 whenever you want. Keeping fit whilst travelling for business is essential, so why not make use of their bike lanes and cycle your way around the city? 

Weather

Birmingham has an average maximum temperature in summer (July) being around 21.3 °C and in winter around 6.7 °C.

Cuisine

Birmingham plays host to a plethora of different cuisines and is in fact the only city outside London to have five Michelin starred restaurants: Simpson's in Edgbaston, Carters of Moseley and Purnell's Opheem and Adam's in the city centre.

What else is Birmingham known for?

This West Midlands region grew in prominence thanks to its role in manufacturing and engineering and is known as ‘the first manufacturing town in the world’. Today, the service sector accounts for 88% of the city’s employment and manufacturing around 8%, highlighting the growth in this Tertiary sector. Major facilities such as the National Exhibition Centre and International Convention Centre are homed in this fascinating city, attracting 42% of the UK's total conference and exhibition trade.