The countdown is on! The Gold Coast passed on the baton and Birmingham, England is sprinting to the finish line with 28 July 2021 marking the one year countdown to the 2022 Commonwealth Games competition. Next July, visitors will be in for a big surprise as Britain’s second-largest city has transformed from outsider to medal winner, putting the vibrant city firmly on the international stage.
Birmingham is situated in the West Midlands, located in central England and about 1.5 hours by train from London. The West Midlands is home to thriving cities such as Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton. It’s also surrounded by some of the country’s top destinations. So while you’re in the neighbourhood, visit Stratford-upon-Avon, home to William Shakespeare, and Warwick Castle built by William the Conqueror. Take a jaunt on a narrowboat along the miles of canals or visit the world heritage site of Ironbridge. And for some cultural enjoyment, include Coventry in your visit, named the UK’s City of Culture 2021.
Sally Balcombe, VisitBritain CEO commented:
“We have seen the positive impact that major sporting events such as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games can have on a country’s international standing. The upcoming Birmingham Commonwealth Games will drive visitors to explore the UK and stimulate spend in the tourism sector.”
Neil Rami, West Midlands Growth Company Chief Executive said:
“We want to use the international profile offered by the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to take the West Midlands to the world, building on the region’s growing appeal to attract more tourists, businesses, events and investors. This celebration of sport, culture and innovation will offer a powerful foundation for the region to lead the UK’s economic recovery and resurgence post-pandemic.”
Brummies are passionate about their home, which has evolved from the centre of the Industrial Revolution to one of the most architecturally-futuristic cities in Britain. And now the rest of us get to see why the locals love it so much.
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For more information on the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games visit https://www.birmingham2022.com/
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