COFFEE AT FACULTY
14 PICCADILLY ARCADE, NEW STREET, B2 4HD
Geoff and Lucy launched this independent coffee shop in 2013 – just a few doors down from us!
Speciality international coffee, an insatiable brunch menu and cakes, biscuits and pastries available at their counter daily, Faculty is the quintessential brunch and coffee spot that belongs in every city.
STROLL AROUND CENTENARY SQ.
CENTENARY SQUARE, BIRMINGHAM
Flanked by multiple cultural venues and traditional and contemporary architecture, Spring is the best time to visit Centenary Square, as the flora will have just started to bloom.
Pop into the Library of Birmingham to watch the sunset on the Broad street skyline from either of the two garden terraces that overlook the square.
TIPPLES AT FOX & CHANCE
45 PINFOLD STREET, BIRMINGHAM, B2 4AY
Recently just named in Franklin & Sons “Top 50 Cocktail Bars in the UK”, Fox and Chance elevates the cocktail game in Birmingham to new heights by providing excellent drink craftsmanship and quality customer service in a cosy environment.
We’re partial to the Liquid Gold.
STAY AT THE GRAND HOTEL
COLMORE ROW, BIRMINGHAM, B3 2BS
Treat yourself to a night or two at the pinnacle of luxury in Birmingham. The Grand Hotel has had a £50 million rebirth with a full refurbishment taking place on its 185 rooms, gym, two bars and a New York-style brasserie in the basement.
Rates begin from £103.
VISIT THE IKON GALLERY
1 OOZELLS STREET, BIRMINGHAM, B1 2HS
Currently exhibiting HORROR IN THE MODERNIST BLOCK, work by 20 UK and international contemporary artists explore the relationship between architectural modernism and horror.
IKON itself is an internationally acclaimed gallery housed in a neo-gothic school building, overlooking the cherry blossom trees in Oozells Square.
Fancy a coffee? Try their in-house Yorks cafe.
DINNER AT THE INDIAN STREATERY
21A BENNETTS HILL, BIRMINGHAM, B2 5QP
A family-owned independent business in central Birmingham, The Indian Streatery began as food traders, eventually opening up two restaurants in the city, the other being in the Bullring.
Why visit? A traditional, authentic menu that is designed to bridge generations, which is also VERY delicious. We recommend the Meaty Masala Fries!