I m p e r i a l   E n g l i s h   U K


Travel Information


We are located in the heart of Birmingham city centre. Birmingham is a cosmopolitan and vibrant city with a diverse population.

Birmingham offers safety, excellent public transportation, a wide range of restaurants and cafes along with various entertainment venues. With over 60,000 students living, studying and working in Birmingham the lively second city provides a welcome home from home.

Birmingham has a wide variety of things to do. Your social life is likely to centre around the heart of the city where you will find everything you need.

There are many opportunities to visit places of public interest that are both historic and modern, some of which may be included in the full-time General English course – see 'Excursions'.

There are many modern gyms and leisure centres in Birmingham, several of which are no more than a few minutes’ walk from the College.

If watching sport appeals to you then Birmingham has three successful football teams and a national cricket club for which tickets are easily attainable at affordable prices.

Birmingham’s wide range of restaurants cover the global and reflect the cosmopolitan mix of the city’s population. Whatever your taste, Birmingham has a choice of cuisines to offer, such as Latin American, Italian, Chinese, French, Mongolian, Ethiopian, Lebanese, Kurdish and the world renowned Balti. From cheap and cheerful to Michelin starred you’ll find a place that suits you.

Birmingham and the surrounding areas have a lot to offer, for bars and clubs check out Broad Street, Brindley Place and the Mailbox. For late-night cinema or bowling head to Broadway Plaza or go to http://livebrum.co.uk/ to find a range of events right on your doorstep.

The UK is a multi-faith country where there is freedom to practice one’s faith.

Your religion may be an important part of your culture and the College supports all students and we can provide information about local places of worship.

At Imperial English UK we aim to be an international and inclusive organisation that offers great opportunities for meeting people of the same faith and those from other faiths – or none.

Cadbury World : www.cadburyworld.co.uk

National Sea Life Centre : www.visitsealife.com/Birmingham

Coventry Cathedral : www.coventrycathedral.org.uk/

Drayton Manor Family Theme Park : www.draytonmanor.co.uk

Dudley Zoological Gardens : www.dudleyzoo.org.uk

Hatton Country World : www.hattonworld.com

Royal Shakespeare Company : www.rsc.org.uk

Weston Park : www.weston-park.com

Heritage Motor Centre : www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust: www.shakespeare.org.uk

Warwick Castle : [email protected]

The Black Country Museum : www.bclm.co.uk/

Coventry Transport Museum : www.transport-museum.com/

Sat Nav :

The postcodes for our locations are as follows: BMI Campus : B3 3BS Several major roads lead into Birmingham City Centre. The M6/A38 (M) or M5/A46 arrive from the North. The best route from London is via the M40/M42/A45 or M1/M6/A38 (M). From the South West, the M5/A456 route is often the quickest. The College is also close to the A4540 Birmingham Central Ring Road. Alternative routes to the campus from the South and West include the A45 from the M42 Junction 6,the A441 from the M42 Junction 2, the A456 from the M5 Junction 3 and the A38 from the M5 Junction 4.

Car Parking :

Visitors to campus are requested to park in any of the 4 pay & display car parks, those are:

Birmingham Snow Hill Station

Livery Street

West Midlands


B3 2BJ

0121 303 7617

Birmingham Pallasades Upper

Pallasades Upper Mscp

Control Room

Queens Drive


B5 4DQ

0870 606 7050

Birmingham Newhall Street

Newhall Street


B3 1SW

0845 050 7080

Birmingham Albert Street

Albert Street Masco

Dale End


B4 7LN

Birmingham New Street Station

Birmingham New Street Station is the nearest main-line station to Imperial English UK.A short 5 minute walk away through the main shopping areas of the city along New Street. The station has direct lines to most parts of the UK and many local services.

Trains from other cities and towns arrive frequently at New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street stations. The College is within walking distance from these stations.

Bristol 1 hour 30 minutes
Cardiff 2 hours
Edinburgh 4 hours 15 minutes
Leicester 50 minutes
London 1 hour 30 minutes
Manchester 1 hour 35 minutes
Newcastle 3 hours 20 minutes
Nottingham 1 hour 15 minutes
Oxford 1 hour 14 minutes
Plymouth 3 hours 5 minutes
Southampton 2 hours 45 minutes

Visit http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ to plan your train journey, or call National Rail Enquires on +44(0)845 484 950.

Coach services run frequently to Birmingham Central Coach Station from all major towns, cities and airports. There are frequent express coach services to Birmingham from London, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, and many UK cities.


Our city centre location makes us easy to reach by bus from all parts of the city and throughout the West Midlands. To plan your journey, visit Travel West Midlands.


There are taxi ranks at New Street Station and throughout the city centre. The journey to the College takes about 5 minutes. Taxis (London-style black cabs seating 5) can be hired from the taxi rank at New Street Station and cost around £5 to the College.

Birmingham International Airport has flights within the UK and across Europe, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and North America. Several trains an hour run from Birmingham International direct to New Street Station and take less than 10 minutes. Alternatively, the airport is approximately 20 minutes away by car or taxi.

Birmingham International Airport website

Airport enquiries: +44(0)121 767 7145

We welcome learners and visitors from all over the world to Imperial English UK.