Is Birmingham Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Birmingham is generally regarded as a safe city for solo female travelers. The city center areas are well-lit and busy at all times, with a strong police presence. However, it's advisable to avoid some of the outlying neighborhoods during night time. Like any major city, it's important to stay vigilant, particularly at night and when using public transportation.

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How safe is Birmingham?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Moderate

Birmingham is just like any other large city. It also generally depends on which parts of the city you're in. Some areas are quite safe and well-lit, with a steady flow of people even late into the night. However, certain parts might not be as safe after dark, especially if you are walking alone. Always use common sense, stay in well-lit and populated areas, and avoid showing off high worth items like expensive phones or jewelry. Local people are usually welcoming and willing to help if needed.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Birmingham, is overall very safe. It is served by a network of buses, local trains, and trams providing extensive coverage across the city. The system operates under high security standards and regular patrolling. The presence of CCTV cameras increases the feeling of security. However, like any location, it's important to maintain personal awareness and belongings' care, especially during rush hours and late at night.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Birmingham in the United Kingdom is generally safe for solo female travelers. Street harassment issues are not prominent and the residents are typically respectful. However, it is always a good idea to stay alert, particularly during late-night hours, in less crowded places, or while using public transport. Social customs and norms in Birmingham ensure that harassment is not widely tolerated, leading to a relatively secure environment.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Moderate

Like any bustling city, Birmingham does experience its share of petty crime, such as pickpocketing, especially in crowded tourist areas and public transportation. While it's generally a safe city to travel, one should still take standard precautions. Keep an eye on your belongings, avoid showing off valuable items in public, and avoid less crowded areas at night.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

Tap water in Birmingham, is generally very safe to drink. The water supply undergoes rigorous treatment processes and is tested regularly to meet high safety standards. Locals and tourists consume it without any issues.

Is Birmingham safe to travel?

3.5 /5

Based on 4 experiences

Moa

Moa (27)

United Kingdom

Solo travel experience

I studied in birmingham. School activities are quite nice as in sports and so on. I lived in a student area which mostly felt safe. Weather is always grey so far but hoping for better. Everything is fairly expensive

Posted: April 16, 2024Experienced: December, 2023
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- stayed in Selina during my stay in Birmingham which was quiet but pretty nice hostel so that was sweet, didn’t really like the area though (walking around in early evening felt pretty unsafe) - had a yummy brunch and dinner and there was a realm of different types of food to eat - very walkable place and I’m sure there would be more to do in the summer but loved the vibes and the people so overall good experience !!

Posted: December 23, 2023
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Is Birmingham safe for women?

Safety rating

2.7 /5

Based on 3 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.8 /5

Based on 3 experiences

A really busy city. Lots of homeless people, some anti social behaviour. But generally fine, just exercise self awareness and common sense. Women generally respected and treated with dignity and courtesy.

Posted: April 10, 2024
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There is a lot of crime but mainly seems to be from contained within that type of lifestyle. There have been peoples houses broken into when I live here and cars broken into and stolen unfortunately, at the moment it seems to have lessened

Posted: March 9, 2024
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Is Birmingham safe right now?

Before your visit to Birmingham, it's essential to check travel advisories for United Kingdom, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The United States government advises exercising increased caution in the United Kingdom due to terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 26, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Canadian Government advises exercising a high degree of caution in the United Kingdom due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 15, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Australian Government advises to exercise a high degree of caution in the UK due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 2, 2024

Is Birmingham worth visiting?

Overall rating

3.3 /5

based on 4 experiences

Solo travel experience

Go to the top floor of the library to see the view of the city, stroll around the Jewellery Quarter and perhaps visit the local goldsmith museum. In the centre of Birmingham, there is a charming shopping gallery. In this gallery, there is a cosy place called Morridge, which is great for a moment of relaxation during a day of walking around the city.

Posted: June 20, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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