Your visit About Birmingham About Birmingham Everyone knows that Birmingham has more canals than Venice (it's a Brummie's favourite fact), but there's more to our city than 100 miles of waterways. With over 8,000 acres of parks and open space, Birmingham is one of the greenest cities in the UK. Over 36,000 people watch inspirational and varied musical performances by the world-famous City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) every year. That’s more than any other UK orchestra. For over 250 years Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter has been a national epicentre for jewellery design – producing an estimated 40% of the UK’s jewellery. Birmingham was named ‘one of the top 10 cities for 2015’ (source: Rough Guides), the ‘fastest growing Christmas and New Year destination’ (source: Expedia) and ‘best UK city’ (source: Group Leisure magazine) Birmingham is currently the most popular destination choice for people relocating from London.