Travel by train to Lichfield with London Midland. Lichfield lies just north of Birmingham and is surrounded by Staffordshire countryside. Famous for its magnificent, three spired cathedral, the city has a long and rich history. It has been home to some of Britain's best loved and most respected dignitaries, such as the writer Samuel Johnson, the actor and playwright David Garrick and the inventor, scientist (and grandfather of Charles) Erasmus Darwin. Unusual and interesting shopping, plus a wide range of restaurants, with dishes from around the world, help create an experience not to be missed.