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Life in Birmingham

10 things you can’t miss in Birmingham from someone in the know!

Selected from Media and Communications student Sophie Drake’s blog


Eating out

Grab a roast and dive into a famous plate from The Plough in Harborne



Digbeth Dining club has flavour in abundance and a huge variety of delicious tastes on offer


The best drinks in town

The social hub of Sidewalk, Hurst Street, gives you a chance to sit back and relax with a drink on a sofa, or you can party with the best of them on the dance floor


Moseley Village

It’s all go at the Bohemian Bar, Moseley where there’s a lovely upbeat vibe with plenty of signature cocktails to keep you entertained all night



Harborne, 10 minutes from the city centre, is a treasure chest of charity shops and you’ll find yourself browsing for hours before walking away with some bargains


Custard Factory

Look around the Custard Factory at some great shops and enjoy the ever changing street art



Loki’s amazing range of wines get the palette tingling you can buy sips



Head to the Balti Triangle and tuck into Birmingham’s signature dishes


Before and after the sun goes down

Birmingham has a wide network of canal systems. Do take a stroll along them and experience the beauty and serenity of it all


Electric Cinema

Electric Cinema is not your normal cinema experience. Sit back and relax, order your treats and enjoy a classic flick