thursday 14th february, 2019
Fellow Brummies… Valentines Day is HERE and there is no hiding. Whether you’re celebrating with the love of your life, best friend or just enjoying your own company ~ this year try thinking outside of the box and embrace Birmingham for the romantic city it CAN be with our lovingly curated list of alternative date spots, tailored to your personality.
~ Botanical Gardens
Home to the exotic Tropical, Subtropical, Mediterranean and Arid Houses, the Botanical Gardens offer plenty of opportunity for romance, friends or tranquil time alone.
If you’re a sucker for nature and pretty places (like us), add these spots to your list...
~ Birmingham canals
More canals than Venice? This beautiful network is made up of over 100 miles of canal ~ now we’re not saying you have to walk the entirety but maybe head to the city centre and take a stroll, jog or cycle around Gas Street Basin
~ Winterbourne House & Garden
Winterbourne is one of our favourite spots in Birmingham ~ an incredible Edwardian historic house, nestled with a 7 acre oasis.
Winterbourne House & Garden
photography ~ Ross Dukes
Ikon Gallery, Brindley Place
The Electric Cinema
Or if immersing yourself in Brum’s unique culture gets you in the mood, head over to...
~ Electric Cinema
The Electric Cinema is a Birmingham treasure and the Uk’s oldest working cinema, dating from 1909 ~ romantic enough for you?
~ Coffin Works
Take a tour of the historic 1814 building ~ Coffin Works, used to produce high quality coffin fittings (often for royalty), as it is bought to life by candlelight . Oh and did we mention theres a prosecco tour?
~ The Library of Birmingham
The beautiful Library of Birmingham has many reasons to visit but top of our list in The Secret garden ~ a tranquil haven with a view you have to witness for yourself.
~ Ikon Gallery
The internationally acclaimed contemporary art venue ~ Ikon Gallery is situated inside a Grade II listed building designed by John Henry Chamberlain in 187. Plus it has a Yorks Cafe…
And if you’re a bit competitive or just fancy a laugh check out one of these joints...
Whistle Punks Axe Throwing
~ Whistle Punks Axe Throwing
~ Ghetto Golf
Crazy golf, cocktails and street food, in the heart of Digbeth's Cutasrd Factory ~ Ghetto Golf is definitely a unique date but it's one to remember.
The power of ping pong! Day or night, weekday or weekend, beginner or expert, Serve brings out the competitive side of everyone. [It's also where we had our staff Christmas party...]
Or if a spot of food or drink is more your thing, try our HOTspots ...
~ The Paper Duck
Nestled within the booming highstreet of Harborne ~ The Paper Duck is a clean Scandivian meets Japanese inspired craft beer bar and bottle shop. [Not biased, but we may have designed the swoonful interiors...]
From the guys who graced Birmingham with Original Patty Men ~ Kilder is craft beer, natural wine & cider bar tucked away under a Digbeth arch. One NOT to be missed.
Our friends at Digbrew ~ brewery and taproom, sure know how to make a good pizza. This place has the perfect chilled vibe whether its a date night or catch up with friends.
~ Birmingham Whisky Club
A hidden gem in the beautiful Jewellery Quarter ~ Birmingham Whisky Club and our go to for all things whisky! It’s even going to get pretty romantic there hroughout Valentines weekend with a Valentines Take Over ~ Whisky & Chocolate, [HEAVEN].
~ Carters of Moseley
One of our personal favourite treats is to visit Carters of Moseley and their incredible dishes that follow the natural rhythms of the season. Keep your eyes peeled for their amazing collaborations recently Original Patty Men [another TEK fave].
Kilder, Digbeth ~ photography by Handover Agency
But whatever it is you get up to...
The TEK team would like to wish you a very Happy Valentines Day!