Birmingham UK Map: Tourism & Travel Guide (Free PDF Maps)

Birmingham Map

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Birmingham is the United Kingdom’s second largest city boasting plenty of exciting attractions, events, and landmarks, but is often overlooked by tourists.

The city has everything from museums, historical landmarks, and beautiful parks, to shopping malls, chic cafes, family attractions, a chocolate factory, and an epic street art scene.

It’s one of the most important and historical cities in the country – having been around for a millennia, Birmingham is also the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

This post provides a collection of FREE downloadable, printable PDF maps to help you plan your perfect visit, and guide you around all the exciting things that Birmingham has to offer.

Simply click on the link beneath each preview image to download your free maps!

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Birmingham Map Contents

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Interactive Map: Birmingham Highlights

Check out the interactive map below to see 13 of the most popular and iconic landmarks and attractions across Birmingham city, including museums, adventure attractions, historical sites and iconic landmarks.

Illustration Map: Birmingham Icons & Landmarks

Here’s an illustrated visual map of Birmingham city centre that I designed. It features all the main attractions, districts, main roads and the canals that run through the heart of the city, to help give a visual guide of the city in general.

Birmingham Map

Birmingham Transport Map

A complete map of Birmingham’s public transport network, this well-designed map is colour-coded and labelled, covering all the bus, train and tram routes in the city as well as in the larger West Midlands region.

You can download the full, high quality printable PDF here:

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Birmingham City Centre Map

A detailed map with labels of all the roads as well as all the parking sites, bus and tram stops, and the train stations and stops.

Download the free PDF here:

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Birmingham Tourist Map

This map covers all the major landmarks and attractions in the centre of Birmingham, with street names, highlighted areas, and a legend chart coordinated with numbered points on the map.

Download the full printable PDF here:

 

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Birmingham Shopping Map

A useful map that details all the main shopping centres and malls across the city, highlighting some of the biggest brands and stores (like Primark, House of Fraser etc.) as well as various restaurants, cafes, cinemas, hotels, banks, and also toilet and baby-changing facilities.

Download the free PDF here:

 

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Birmingham Surroundings: Bus Map

An enormous map covering the entire bus and rail network in Birmingham and the surrounding areas of the West Midlands.

Download the full, free PDF here:

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Birmingham Rail Network Map

A simple but easy to read and use rail network map of Birmingham city, featuring colour-coded routes with labelled stops along the routes.

Download the free PDF here:

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Birmingham Bus Network Map

Another simple and easy to read map of Birmingham’s bus network only, with coloured routes and labelled stops along the routes.

Download the free PDF here:

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Top 10 Budget Restaurants in Birmingam

Above are two interactive maps with the map on the left showing the top 10 budget restaurants in Birmingham in yellow markers, and the map on the right displaying the top 10 budget independent cafes.

Birmingham’s Top 10 Budget Independent Cafes on  Budget

Above are two interactive maps with the map on the left showing the top 10 budget restaurants in Birmingham in yellow markers, and the map on the right displaying the top 10 budget independent cafes.

General Information about Birmingham

Area: 267.8km squared

Weather: 8C (winter), 24C (summer)

Population: 1.1 million (2nd in UK)

Founded: 600AD

International Airport: Birmingham (BHX)

Famous Residents: Ozzy Osbourne, Led Zeppelin, UB40, David Edgar (poet), Benjamin Zephaniah (writer)

Commonly Asked Questions

 

What towns are in Birmingham?

Some of the most popular and historic towns and districts in Birmingham are Aston, the Bali Triangle, Bournville, Chinese Quarter, Digbeth, Edgbaston, Five Ways, Perry Barr, Jewellery Quarter, Ladywood, Moseley, and Birmingham City Centre. Click here for a complete list of all the neighbourhoods in Birmingham, UK.

 

What is Birmingham famous for?

Here’s a list of 10 things that Birmingham is world famous for. Come and discover the very best of the UK’s most underrated city.

  1. Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution – the dawn of the modern era.
  2. Peaky Blinders – home of the gangs made famous by the global hit TV show.
  3. Cadbury World – the nation’s favourite chocolatier.
  4. Music heritage – home to prestigious music venues and global superstars like Black Sabbath, Duran Duran, UB40, The Moody Blues, Dexys Midnight Runners, The Streets, and more.
  5. Largest public park in Europe – the UK’s second largest city is also the greenest, and has over 200 more parks than Paris!
  6. More canals than Venice – the water networks made Birmingham the world’s first manufacturing city
  7. Home of Balti – not only the chocolate capital, Birmingham is also the curry capital of the UK.
  8. Youngest city in Europe – 40% of the city’s inhabitants are below the age of 25
  9. Digbeth – vibrant digital and creative scene with independent cafes, music venues, graffiti art and tech startups.
  10. World’s largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art – the city is also home to numerous art galleries and museums.

 

What areas are in south Birmingham?

Bartholomew, St. Martins & Deritend, Saltley, Selly Oak, Small Heath, Smethwick, Sparkhill, Sparkbrook, and Yardley wards of Birmingham County Borough).

 

What are the bad areas of Birmingham?

Though much of the city is beautiful and packed with attractions, Central Birmingham (also known as “Town” to the Brummies), does suffer from the city’s highest crime rate, especially in Ladywood, Dale End, the Bullring, and the Grand Central shopping areas.

Book Your Trip to the UK: Budget Tips & Tricks

 

Flights:

As always, I source the cheapest flights on the web from Skyscanner and Kiwi.com. They are considered the top flight search engines for the best deals.

Accommodation:

I use Booking to find fantastic cheap stays with free cancellation options. 

Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance will protect you from theft, injury, illness, and cancellations. A safety net in case anything goes wrong, I never leave without it. World Nomads is my favourite agent for total peace of mind.

Tours:

I book all my fave activities and guided tours on Get Your Guide & Viator – they do superb deals whilst offering excellent customer support.

Head over to my Travel Tools page for all my best travel tips & advice and everything you need for your trip.

Birmingham Day Trips and Activities on Get Your Guide:

 

Check out some excellent deals on tickets for the most popular day trips and activities around Birmingham. (Remember, you can cancel your bookings at anytime!)

Further Reading: UK Travel

 

Travel Itineraries

UK Facts & Knowledge Posts

 

Thank you for reading my post: Birmingham UK Map: Tourism & Travel Guide (Free PDF Maps)
 

I hope you’ll come and visit my hometown someday!

 


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