The Travel Tip You Weren’t Expecting

Birmingham’s Must-See Hidden Gems

When you think of trendy travel locations, it’s not the first place that springs to mind. But with the popularity of Peaky Blinders, Birmingham has increasingly come into the spotlight as a place of interest to city breakers. Now its been tipped as one of the best day trips to make in 2023 by TimeOut.

Here are some hidden gems that are beautifully Instagrammable and will take you off the usual tourist path.

The Custard Factory

custard factory digbeth

Minutes from the Bullring and main shopping area – Digbeth’s Custard Factory is full of amazing bars, restaurants and activities and has a industrial/arty aesthetic that’ll make you want your photo taken everywhere. Fairy lights and brightly coloured graffiti will catch your eye as you wander through the brick tunnel arches, and you can say you’ve visited the birthplace of instant custard!

While you’re in Digbeth check out Digbeth Dining Club – the coolest street food venue and bar in town. Loads of options for vegans too!


The Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens Birmingham

Situated out of town near the picturesque streets of Edgbaston, the Botanical Gardens is home to 4 unique glasshouses featuring flora and fauna from across the globe. A great one for the family or for those with a talent for photography, tickets are less than £10 and the venue also has its own tearoom  -how quaint!


Medicine Bakery New Street

Medicine Bakery

Formerly the Royal Society of Birmingham Artists, this Victorian building has been turned into one of the most beautiful cafes in town, with lush greenery and INCREDIBLE cakes, the venue also doubles up as an art gallery. You can view upcoming exhibitions here.

Don’t forget your travel essentials, stay hydrated on the go with our stylish Evolution bottle.