Birmingham is a cultural and economic power in the UK economy. It has a string of Higher Education establishments, and huge retail outlets such as the Bullring shopping centre; giving it a good claim as being Englands second city. Birmingham City University and the University of Birmingham account for around 50,000 students, helping to bring the kind of cultural vibrancy you often associate with a large student population. Student van hire in Birmingham is therefore a big industry. You can go about hiring a van in Birmingham from pickup points across the city including the International Airport, the city centre (Upper Gough Street), and the railway stations (International and New Street).