Your Expat
Community in Birmingham

Connect with fellow expats in Birmingham
Join exciting events and groups
Get information in our Birmingham guides
Exchange tips about expat life in Birmingham

Jan-Peter van Tijk

"I wish I'd found InterNations sooner: It would have made my first few month as an expat in London much less overwhelming."

Therese Yeboah

"For me, the InterNations events are the best part. I attend almost every get-together and always get to know lots of friendly fellow expats."

Get to Know Birmingham's Community of Expatriates!

Hello and welcome to our community for expats in Birmingham! InterNations is a global support network for expats. It is the best place to find out any information you need when moving to Birmingham. This friendly community will help you to adapt to your new environment, meet new people, and grow to love your new city. Moving to a new area can be a challenge, but wherever you go you can always rely on our community to help you out. Whether it be in our extensive guide articles on living and working in the UK or by asking our members directly in the forums, you're sure to find all the answers you're looking for.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Singapore or Geneva.

Join Our Exciting Events in Birmingham

Attend our monthly events and activities for Birmingham expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Birmingham Expat Guides

  • Moving to Birmingham

    Of all the cities you could consider moving to in the UK, Birmingham (or Brum as the locals call it) is one of the more vibrant, bustling and fun. Birmingham offers a range of good schools, affordable housing, reasonable rent, a growing jobs market and ease of travel.
  • Living in Birmingham

    Many expats who have settled in Birmingham find it buzzy and fun. Living in Birmingham is simply an economic no-brainer when compared to life in the capital. Your salary goes much further and, in its multi-ethnic mix, expats are made to feel at home.
  • Working in Birmingham

    In 2013, Cushman and Wakefield's European Cities Monitor rated Birmingham among the top 15 best cities in Europe in which to locate a business. It is home to around 31,000 companies, and provides space for more than 300 organizations based outside the UK who have operations here.

Exchange Tips about living in Birmingham

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Birmingham expat forums.

What You Can Expect from Life in Birmingham

Birmingham, the second-largest city in the UK, is vibrant, welcoming, and culturally diverse. It is a hub for business, tourism, and conventions and is a great place in which to live and work. The city center has undergone considerable modernization in recent times. Its library and iconic Selfridges building are of particular note. And yet, it maintains its traditional feel by making good use of old buildings such as the Town Hall, now a popular theater venue. The city center also boasts excellent bars, restaurants, and nightlife. City center accommodation is relatively affordable, with a plethora of smart flats available near to the upmarket Mailbox and Waterfront area. Within a short drive from the city, you will find more rural areas like the Lickey Hills and the Worcestershire countryside. If you don't drive, you'll be pleased to hear that the transportation links in Birmingham are second to none. The railway network provides quick access to anywhere in the UK, buses operate throughout the city, and the international airport is close by should you want to head further afield.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Prague or Singapore, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Become a Part of Our Network for Expats in Birmingham

You will find that the citizens of Birmingham are a welcoming bunch, but it is always beneficial to have the advice of people who have been in the same position as you. The Birmingham DinnerNations Group is for food lovers and people who like to meet up over dinner to converse and stimulate their taste buds. This group is currently seeking a Consul to organize regular activities. Could this be you? If you prefer cafes to restaurants and coffee to dinner, why not check out the Birmingham CoffeeNations Group? They meet once a month to chat and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere.