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Birmingham, in the West Midlands, is Britain's second largest city (by local authority district). Known in the Victorian era, as the "City of a 1000 Trades" and the "Workshop of the World", Brum as locals call the city, is enjoying a 21st century resurgence as a great shopping and cultural destination.

Birmingham's city centre is partially pedestrianised and has several unintuitive one-way systems. A car is a viable way of getting around the city and other areas, but a good map or sat-nav is essential.

Birmingham City Council produces a map of city centre car parks (available from tourist information offices). Expect to pay £1-£1.50 per hour in Pay & Display areas and more on street meters. Parking attendants patrol popular areas regularly, so expect a fine if you return late or a clamp if you're parked illegally.

Car hire is possible both in the city centre and at the airport.

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Try our simple-to-use booking engine to compare car hire deals in Birmingham. Type in your pickup and drop off locations & other information required and we'll immediately provide you with some quotations. Whether you're after an economy Birmingham car hire, or a luxury Birmingham rental vehicle, we have the perfect deal for you. Our low cost car rentals are provided by well-known suppliers such as Avis, Hertz and Europcar, but we can often provide better car hire rates!

The French are known for small portions, the Indians rely heavily on spice, and any substantial American dish has to consist of a big slab of meat. We are of course, talking about cuisine, the food that defines a country. Although many nations’ cuisines have been influenced over history, the British have always relied on two things when it comes to serving up the main meal. It has to be hearty and filling. Here are some well-known dishes to put on your bucket list.

British Food To Put on Your Bucket List
Black pudding: A mixture of wheat mixed with the blood of an animal and slowly fried. Traditionally eaten for breakfast, this dish stems from the days of the poor when every bit of an animal was used. Any establishment serving a proper English breakfast will dish up a slice of black pudding with it.

Haggis: From the highlands of Scotland, this is a mixture of offal and herbs, although these days, Haggis has become somewhat of a special dish and pure lamb or beef can be used. Traditionally cooked in a sheep’s stomach, you do not have to eat that! It is emptied out after cooking. Just think of it as a tasty meatloaf!

Yorkshire Puddings: In days gone by, when meat was a luxury, people used to serve Yorkshire puddings as a starter. Made from flour, water, and eggs, the aim was to fill up the stomach of the guest so they would eat less of the main course consisting of meat. These days, it is an essential ingredient of a typical Sunday lunch.

Battered fish, chips, and mushy peas: Food of the working man, this meal was always served wrapped in newspaper however new health and safety standards laid that tradition to rest. Before the trend of Indian takeaways and kebab shops in the UK, this was the standard meal when mom did not have time to cook or after a night out down the local pub.

Bangers and Mash: If the previous food dishes have turned your stomach, this one will instead make you feel hungry. It is simply sausages, mashed potato, fried onions, and juicy, thick gravy. If the consistence is just right, then you should be able to wipe your plate clean.

Toad in the Hole: Pork sausages are a staple ingredient of the British diet and this dish requires them to be cooked in crispy and fluffy pastry. Of course, this is then covered with the traditional British gravy of which the most popular brand has always been Bisto!

Finishing our list with a dessert seems appropriate so we are choosing Spotted Dick. The name often draws many giggles from young children but it is simply a suet pudding filled with raisons and sultanas. The essential ingredient is a hearty topping of yellow custard.

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Our car rental from the airport turned out to be from National rent a car. Shuttle picked us up within ten minutes and the car Nissan Versa. Adequate base model with no frills. Drop off was also fast and easy. I am happy to recommend Udrive to others, value for money was also great. R. Musco, VIC

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