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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, 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 if you simply fancy a couple of drinks!
For Peaky Blinders fans, there is a tour culminating in liquid refreshment with 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 for the meal.
If you are looking for something 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!
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.
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.
Birmingham, like many other UK cities, also has an abundance of museums, art galleries and history to be taken in. Cadbury World is one for the chocolate lovers, and the Botanical Gardens or Sea Life Centre for nature and animal lovers. One thing remains, Birmingham has it all.