How to spend an exciting day in Birmingham

Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK after London, with a population of over 1 million. Home to various Universities including the University of Birmingham it is filled with people of all ages and cultures. With a profound Central Station, it is easily accessed by train and by car. A day will not pass without something to do here, why not take a visit?

Boston Tea Party

Start your day off with a delicious breakfast/brunch at Boston Tea Party. Located in either Corporation Street or Harboune it’s easy to find and has a menu you won’t be able to resist. From Eggs Royale to a Full English, from Pancakes to Salads, they’ve got a hearty breakfast in store. Not to mention the large choice of teas, coffees and freshly baked cakes on offer!

Redpoint Climbing Centre

Why not test your strength with some bouldering at Redpoint Climbing Centre? Redpoint has a huge bouldering centre, full weird and wonderful routes for all abilities. It’s impossible not to enjoy yourself here – with cheap prices too you’re bound to have an amazing time without breaking the bank!


The Bullring is well known for it’s large array of shops. Whether you’re after some high end shopping in Selfridges or would prefer to dwindle in and out of more ‘high street’ type shops they’ll be somewhere for you. Along with the shops, there are also the famous Birmingham Markets too selling huge amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables at more than reasonable prices! There are plenty of restaurants and cafe’s for regular tea and coffee breaks so don’t be afraid to bring the boys!

Explore the Local Parks and Canal

The Canal that runs from Brindley Place down towards Edgbaston and the University of Birmingham is beautiful all year round. Not only will you have a refreshing walk but you might get some fabulous photos too!

The Mailbox

Whilst you’re walking along the canal stop off for a meal at the Mail Box. It’s full of fine dining restaurants along with some more well-known chains like Nandos, Zizzi and Pizza Express. If you’re lucky enough to visit in the winter, the beautiful lights and canal view make it the perfect spot for a date.

If you’ve got any recommendations on places to visit in Birmingham please let me know, there are still plenty of places I am yet to explore! Don’t forget to subscribe to post notifications on the right ->>>

B xx



  1. January 9, 2017 / 7:49 am

    I used to go to Yorks Bakery all the time when I was Bham Uni a couple of years ago – I think it’s still going! There’s also the little cinema near the train station where you sit on sofas and can be bought nachos and wine during the movie!

    • BethHeddle1
      January 10, 2017 / 3:35 pm

      I am yet to go to York’s Bakery! I see Instagram photos of the food they make and it looks delicious!! I shall have to check out that cinema too! Thanks! 🙂 xx

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