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With the title of the UK’s second-largest city, Birmingham has an almost endless supply of venues and activities to suit all requirements for a special date night. A thriving diverse and cosmopolitan city, Birmingham can cater for everyone. With over 35 miles of canal waterways, beating Venice’s network, romance is in the air!
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A canal boat tour is a perfect way for you and your date to spend quality time together while learning some of the local histories. Some have onboard bars if you feel you need the Dutch courage or you may just simply fancy a couple of drinks together!
For a budget-friendly, self-led day out, try the Birmingham Haunted City Ghost Tour, available to book on TripAdvisor. It’s easy – sign up then download the app. When you are ready to set off, you are given clues to solve and you’ll see local landmarks along your route, not forgetting hearing about the ghost stories and ghoulish legends. The tour will last approximately one and a half hours.
For Peaky Blinders fans, there is a Peaky Tour which culminates in liquid refreshment with a typical Victorian-style dinner. The tour covers the gangs, their leaders and where the term ‘Peaky Blinder’ was first coined; the walk lasts approximately 45 minutes, plus extra time for the meal.
If you are looking for a dining experience that is a little more contemporary, visit Varanasi, on Broad Street in the city centre. With opulent and luxurious surroundings, 3 cocktail bars and a fine dining menu, Varanasi is an Indian restaurant like no other and an ideal establishment for the romantics among you.
The Jekyll and Hyde is a highly rated bar specialising in cocktails. Relax in a cosy, old-world setting, complete with a Victorian Gin parlour. If a gin masterclass is on your bucket list, look no further and then enjoy sampling the fruits of your labour!
If you enjoy craft ales, a visit to Brewdog is a must. Craft ales from around the world are on tap, in bottles or cans and including ciders too. There is good food available too including burgers, chicken and vegan meals and snacks and sides, to soak up the sampling and designed to pair with the ales and ciders. Brewdog is proud to announce that 95% of their beers are vegan and 25% of the food menu.
For the competitive, visit Roxy Ballroom, on Heath Mill Lane. Housing ping pong, beer pong, bowling, pool and shuffleboard, you and your date will be spoilt for choice! After you’ve thrashed your date at your chosen sport, re-bond over delicious burgers, pizza, nachos or chicken from the menu while sipping craft beers and cocktails.
Birmingham, like many other UK cities, also has an abundance of museums, art galleries and history to be taken in.
If you enjoy your motorcycles, Birmingham is home to the National Motorcycle Museum. The museum houses over 1000 motorbikes to view, the largest collection of British motorcycles in the world, and has over a quarter of a million visitors a year, showing just how popular it is. There is an on-site cafe and restaurant serving both hot and cold meals and refreshments.
Cadbury World is one for chocolate lovers. You will learn the history of Cadbury and how they make their delicious chocolate. Visit the Victorian Bull Street where John Cadbury had his tea dealership shop and see the first Cadbury products on offer. There is also the ‘Have A Go Zone’, where you get to write your own name in chocolate! What’s not to love?
The Botanical Gardens have seasonal walks, differing each month of the year and designed around which parts of the gardens look best at that time. There are glasshouses to visit and a Japanese garden and wildlife garden too, attracting all kinds of birds and butterflies and more. This is a wonderful date on a budget that won’t affect your credit score.
For Tolkien fans, delve into the Tolkien Trail, beginning at Sarehole Mill. The walk takes in many facets of Tolkien’s inspiration for places in his infamous books, The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings trilogy while showing you much of his childhood habitat. A must-see for any fan of Tolkien.
If you are both animal lovers and would like to see how conservation efforts are faring, pay a visit to Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park. The park is home to some of the most endangered species from around the world, including red pandas, monkeys, reptiles, otters and ocelot cats plus much more. Have lunch at the on-site cafe or take a picnic to share at any number of green spaces throughout the park.
If you would rather have a good meal after your visit rather than a picnic, book a table at the well-established Royal Watan Kashmiri restaurant, which is situated down the road from the park. Serving authentic, freshly prepared meals, with amazing reviews from other diners about the superb service and delicious food, it guarantees a romantic end to a beautiful day.