Birmingham Area Code: 0121

0121 is the telephone area code for the UK’s second largest city Birmingham.

Local UK phone numbers that are preceded with the 0121 telephone area code are registered to phones in the city of Birmingham, which is the second largest city in the UK. Therefore if you wish to call a person or commercial business that is based in the Birmingham area you should dial 0121 followed immediately by the last seven digits of the full phone number you are calling.

List of all the Birmingham districts and surrounding localities covered by the 0121 area code

Acocks Green Fordbridge Shirley
Ashfield Four Oaks Smallbrook
Aston Cross Great Barr Smethwick
Beacon Halesowen Solihull
Bearwood Harborne Springfield
Birchfield Highbury Stechford
Birmingham Hillside Stone Cross
Blackheath Kings Norton Streetly
Calthorpe Oldbury Sutton Coldfield
Castle Bromwich Rectory Tipton
Druids Heath Rowley Regis Wednesbury
Edgbaston Rubery West Bromwich
Elmdon Selly Oak Woodgate
Erdington Sheldon

How to call a Birmingham phone number from outside the UK

If you are on a holiday, business trip or simply travelling abroad then follow our simple guidelines provided here on how to make an international call to phone numbers in Birmingham. The first stage in calling Birmingham from abroad is to remove the first zero ‘0‘ from the 0121 area code. You should then replace this zero with ‘+44‘ which is the official international dial-in code for the UK. So if for example you wanted to call the Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum’s 0121 202 2200 phone number from abroad you should instead dial +44121 202 2200. Please be aware that if you are making an international call to Birmingham phone numbers then calls will usually cost substantially more than UK-UK calls to 0121 numbers.

Cost of calling 0121 (Birmingham) phone numbers

Phone calls to Birmingham’s 0121 phone numbers are charged at the exact same rate as calls to all other local UK 01 & 02 area code phone numbers. Landline calls to 0121 phone numbers will therefore cost a variable per minute fee, usually around 12p maximum, plus a call setup charge which is determined by your landline provider. Calls to 0121 numbers will be free-of-charge from mobile phones if you are using your free minutes that form part of your monthly tariff. Please check with your mobile provider for full details on call prices as mobile calls to Birmingham will usually cost substantially more than equivalent 0121 landline calls if you are not using your inclusive minutes.

Some popular Birmingham (0121 area code) phone numbers

Phone numbers which begin with the 0121 prefix are well-liked and are generally more welcomed throughout the UK than nationally-registered 03 and 08 numbers. This is because of the fact that 0121 numbers are registered to physical addresses within the Birmingham area, rather than being registered to national sales teams or potentially businesses which employ unscrupulous sales tactics such as cold-calling. A few examples of popular 0121 numbers for famous Birmingham attractions, cultural buildings and sports teams are provided here for you.

  • 0121 202 2200 – This is the customer services phone number for the Thinktank Birmingham Science museum, a multi-gallery museum covering topics such as marine biology, science & industry and a splendid Spitfire gallery – devoted to the most famous British WWII aircraft.
  • 0121 772 0101 – This is the general enquiries contact number for Birmingham City Football Club, a high-level English football club found right in the heart of Birmingham.
  • 0121 786 6000 – This is the general enquiries phone number for the Jaguar car factory in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, where you can arrange a tour to see the latest Jaguar vehicles being constructed.
  • 0121 414 7333 – Contact the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, an internationally-renowned art gallery in Birmingham which houses works from artists including Claude Monet, Rembrandt, Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso.

Some visitor highlights of Birmingham

Birmingham is both the second largest UK city and the second most populated UK city after London, and as such you can expect plenty of magnificent attractions, wonderful cultural heritage and a broad range of restaurants, cafés and shopping centres to suit your tastes. Cultural highlights in Birmingham include the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, which houses works from world-famous painters including Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso, and the Birmingham Royal Ballet, one of only four major ballet companies in the United Kingdom. Five top-class football teams compete in the Birmingham area and the city also has Edgbaston Cricket Ground which regularly hosts international Test Cricket matches. The nightclubs along Birmingham’s Broad Street are well-known among revelers across Europe and a range of stunning cuisine from across the globe can be found right in the heart of Birmingham, perfect for keeping you well-fueled into the night.