Just Singles On Location: Birmingham


Britain’s second-largest city, Birmingham has more than a few attractions to keep it’s lovebirds entertained. Here’s some of our favourites…



Whether you love Lord of the Rings or not, by the end of the day you’ll be a fan of J.R.R Tolkien. Having lived in Birmingham in his early life, much of his work was said to be inspired by the city, and so Tolkien’s Trail was born! You can download your map here and whisk your date all around the city for a little adventure, if you’re really into them, you could even organise surprises at each stop for a really special touch. The trail takes you from rural countryside spots like ‘The Shire’ to big city landmarks that are said to have been inspiration for the ‘Eye of Sauron’. Bring some sandwiches, a hip flask and a camera to document your special day out.


Ever been stuck in a dingy old bar because there was nowhere else nearby to go to? That won’t be a problem at The Mailbox. You wouldn’t usually think to go to a shopping centre for a night out, but this one is well-equipped with a wide variety of bars and restaurants serving irresistible food and drink from lots of different cuisines. Explore your sophisticated side at Malmaison, a stylish brasserie with a lavish dinner and wine menu, or maybe challenge your senses at Aluna, a specialist cocktail bar featuring marshmallows, spices and their secret concoction which is ‘ignited, exploded and smoked’! Don’t try to get to all the bars in one night – you’ll have an excuse to ask for another date…


Something Different…

We were all really disappointed to find out that Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory didn’t actually exist, but you lucky people of Birmingham have the next best thing – Cadbury World! Take your date on a fun-packed chocolatey day trip for an experience they won’t forget. Take the tour and learn about everything cocoa-related or just run around like children asking for free chocolate; you’ll never have to buy them a box of chocolates again! Make sure to visit the world’s biggest Cadbury Store on the way out for some treats you won’t be able to find anywhere else.


Find someone close to you at Just Birmingham Singles!

Until next time,

The Just Singles Team.

About the author…


Rachel is a Marketing Executive. She’s obsessed with Game of Thrones and country music. Her favourite pastime is cuddling up with her two Labradors and binge watching Netflix.