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The Big Heart of England

Much has changed in Birmingham in the past twenty years – those who visited it in the early nineties would not recognize today. It is no longer the same city that the 1980s guide books lampooned as boring. Birmingham is now one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe, with world-class entertainment, appealing pubs, breweries and restaurants (with three Michelin starred restaurants: Simpson’s in Edgbaston, Turners in Harborne and Purnell’s in the city centre), elite business ventures, the dynamic nightlight quarter on the Broad Street, and the Brindleyplace canals that rival with conceited Venice’s.