Birmingham is situated in the middle of the UK and is a major international commercial centre. It’s the birthplace of tennis and heavy metal music, it’s where J.R.Tolkien (author of Lord of the Rings) spent his childhood, and has Europe’s youngest population, with nearly 40% of the city’s inhabitants being under 25 years old. There’s so much to do here: you can visit Cadbury World (a museum dedicated to chocolate), soak up the culture of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, visit the biggest collection of jewelry shops in Europe, or sample Birmingham’s famous “Balti” – a curry and rice dish originating from the city. Birmingham has four universities, teaching 78,000 students and producing 111,000 graduates per year.
Fun fact: Birmingham has 35 miles of canals… and that’s more than Venice.
Accommodation for students
- Single rooms
- Twin rooms
- Double rooms
- Bed and breakfast (BB)
- Bed, breakfast and evening meal (half board – HB)
- Bed, breakfast, evening meal and packed lunch (full board – FB)
- Laundry facilities – Once a week
- Wireless internet available
We offer standard and superior homestay options.
These homestays are situated within 30-55 minutes of the city centre with good transport links, and the cost of a daily ticket is approximately £2-£3. Standard homestays combine reasonable prices and quality accommodation in a convenient location. Superior homestays are available on request. These homestays are situated in more central or desirable locations of Birmingham, the home itself may be larger or of a higher quality. Some Superior homestays provide a dedicated bathroom for the students.
We can arrange airport transfers for you. Please see our Transfers page.