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About Car Rental Birmingham Airport (BHX)
Rent a car from Birmingham Airport UK, to visit Birmingham’s shops and restaurants; attend arts festivals and visit the Symphony Hall just 20minutes away. Drive to the NEC, the busiest exhibition centre in the whole of Europe, hosting consumer and trade events. Enjoy Stafford-Upon-Avon the birth place of Shakespeare. For further travel, Birmingham Airport (BHX) is two hrs drive from London on the M1.
Birmingham is ideal for a cultural or shopping weekend; renting a car will give you the freedom to visit one of the largest shopping centres in the UK the Bullring, with a variety of shops including Selfridges, many restaurants to choose from and the famous Food Hall. The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery have the largest collection of Pre-Raphaelites in the world; the grand Victorian building is home collections of silver, sculpture, and ceramics. The Barber Institute of Fine Art offers period and contemporary collections. Visit one of Europe’s leading contemporary galleries Ikon, to see a collection of progressive work. Admission is free. Rent a car from Easirent to explore the city and visit the many historical buildings, beautiful gardens and churches to see an alternative than those reminiscent of Birmingham’s Industrial past.
Stratford-Upon-Avon is a 30minutes drive from Birmingham Airport UK, a market town once home to William Shakespeare with more than 800yrs of history. See the birth place of Shakespeare on Henley Street, which has been visited for over 250 yrs, his home as a child and where he lived with his wife Anne Hatherway. Through the years many famous writers have paid their respects to the iconic authors, such as Charles Dickens, John Keats, Walter Scot and Thomas Hardy. Another popular attraction is Anne Hatherway’s Cottage, her home during their courtship. A stunning farmhouse set in well maintained grounds and gardens.
Birmingham Airport (BHX) operates from one terminal; all lounges including business, shops, amenities and security are at one central location. Offering domestic and International flight; and handling 8,572,398 million passengers in 2008, makes it the seventh busiest airport in the UK. Birmingham Airport (BHX) recommends that passengers arrive at least 90minutes before departure to pass through security. The busiest periods at the airport are 0600-0730 in peak season, July August and September. Check in can be done on line before arrival or at the self-service kiosks available. Throughout the terminal there is free Wi-Fi and a multi faith prayer room.
In 1939 Birmingham Airport (BHX) began as Elmdon Airport (opened by the Duchess of Kent), owned and operated by the Birmingham City Council, for domestic flights. During World War Two it was used by the RAF as a military base and the Royal Navy as a flying school. In the 1960′s control was resumed by the Council and an additional terminal was built called the International Building. This allowed for services such as the VC-10 to New York. In 1984 a new terminal was built and that is what you can be seen today. In 1986 the ownership of the airport transferred to the West Midlands Joint Airport Committee, which combines seven district councils. In 1996 a second terminal called the Eurohub was developed for the use of British Airways. However, in March 2000 the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh opened a redesigned version of the airport operating from one terminal.
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