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The city of Birmingham, which is located in the West Midlands in England and is the most populous city in Britain outside London. The city is a major international commercial centre and as a result it has excellent transport, retail, events and conference facilities. The city has six universities which makes it the largest centre of higher education in the country outside London.
Birmingham's architecture is largely a product of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries having only really developed as a city as a result of the Industrial Revolution. Evidence of Birmingham's medieval history can be seen in its oldest churches, particularly the original parish church of St Martin in the Bull Ring, and two public houses - the Lad in the Lane and The Old Crown.
Birmingham's universities are: Aston University, University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University College Birmingham, Newman University and a campus of the University of Law and BPP University. The city is also home to the regional base of the Open University.
The city has three main line railway stations: Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill. Between them they offer passengers many direct services across the United Kingdom. Curzon Street railway station is planned to be the northern terminus for phase 1 of the High Speed 2 rail link from London which is due to open in 2026.
Lincoln Cathedral, or The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln to give it its full name, is located in the Lincolnshire city of Lincoln. The cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Lincoln. Construction of the cathedral began in 1088 and continued throughout the medieval period. Between 1311 and 1549 it was supposed to have been the tallest structure in the world. The cathedral features two major rose windows, which are an uncommon feature among medieval architecture in England. On the north side of the cathedral there is the “Dean's Eye” which survives from the original structure of the building and on the south side there is the “Bishop's Eye” which was most likely rebuilt circa 1325–1350.
Lincoln also has a number of museums and galleries including the Harding House Gallery which is housed in a 15th century building within the Cathedral Quarter. There is also the Lincoln Art Works, which is an independent art gallery located just off the High Street in Lincoln's Cultural Quarter, and the Museum of Lincolnshire Life in the Cathedral Quarter which celebrates the county's rich history.