Monday, April 27, 2015

City Map of Birmingham, UK

Look down below for several city maps of Birmingham, UK (not Birmingham, Alabama!). Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK, after London, and has traditionally been thought of as the UK`s "Second City", meaning the country`s second most important city. But these days it`s a bit of a toss up between Birmingham and Manchester, even though Birmingham is definitely a significantly bigger city. It has a city population of 1,092,330, and a metropolitan area of 3,701,107. The city lies 119 miles (192 km) northwest of London, and the journey by bus takes around 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Birmingham is quite a multicultural city, with only around 58% of the population being white. An additional 27% are Asian (which includes those from the Indian subcontinent), 9% black, 4.5% mixed ethnicity, 1% Arab, and 1% other.

This first map of Birmingham gives us an overview of the metropolitan area, including the surrounding suburban areas and highways into town.

map of birmingham uk metro area
The following two city maps of Birmingham zoom further up close so we can see the routes and streets. It`s one thing to understand the urban layout, but it`s another thing to actually find what you`re looking for.

street map of birmingham city uk

City map of Birmingham UK

I hope these maps are handy for you when researching your trip to Birmingham and planning out your travel route.

Glasgow Subway Map

If you need a Glasgow subway map, then you`ll fine one here! The Glasgow Underground is one of the oldest in the world, being built in 1896. The only underground metro systems older than Glasgow`s are the London Underground and Budapest`s metro system. It runs completely underground, the only such system in the UK outside of London.

The Glasgow subway is a loop line that runs in a 10.5 km circle on the north and south sides of the River Clyde. It has never been expanded beyond its original route, because of the coast but also because there are abandoned mine shafts below the city surface which makes it difficult and dangerous build the necessary tunnels.

This is a roads map of central Glasgow, Scotland with the subway in bright red, showing all stations around the line.
Map of Glasgow Underground

Here`s a slightly more stylish Glasgow subway map with nice fonts and images, but excluding all the minor streets inside the loop line. Only major streets are shown.

Map of Glasgow subway and city centre

Here is the official map of the Glasgow subway loop line.

Official map of Glasgow Underground system