The best things to do in Birmingham: Hidden Gems

From stunning galleries and miles of canals to vintage pop-ups and open air cinemas, there’s much more to Birmingham besides the Bullring and the balti…

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    Experience the Custard Factory

    Of course, any trip to Birmingham has to include a bit of shopping in the Bullring and Grand Central, but trust us, the Custard Factory should be on your agenda too. Situated in the heart of Birmingham’s ‘Creative Quarter’, the Custard Factory is filled with more independent shops, salons and eateries than anywhere else in the city. So, if you’re looking to do something a little bit different, this is definitely it.

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    Please your inner culture vulture at the Ikon Gallery

    If culture’s your thing then we have no doubt that you’ll fall in love with Birmingham’s beautiful Ikon Gallery. Housed in a magnificent neo-gothic building, the gallery features artists from all over the globe with talks, tours, workshops and seminars being held constantly.

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    Watch something amazing at the MAC open air cinema

    With the warmer weather on the horizon, why not swap your usual trip to Vue for something a little bit different? Over the summer, the Birmingham MAC becomes the home to various open air events including theatre productions, gigs, comedy sketches and movies. Grab a drink, a couple of snacks and you’re in for a great night.

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