Sian Victoria: My favourite places to visit in Birmingham

Head to blogger Sian Victoria’s website and you’ll see wonderfully crafted articles covering everything from the best things to do in Barbados to her experiences taking on gruelling Army-style training sessions.

Through her multitude of interests and in-depth articles, the Birmingham City University student has become one of Birmingham’s top lifestyle bloggers.

So before she jets off to sunnier climes, we quizzed the PR masters student on her favourite places to visit in Birmingham.

My favourite pub in Birmingham is… The Fighting Cocks because of its old 19th century features and The Malt House overlooking the canal, so it’s lovely to visit during the summer to sit outside.

My favourite club in Birmingham is… Dirty Martini, it’s recently opened so it’s super stylish and has a great vibe. They introduced the venue with Peaky Blinder cocktails, so that obviously won me over!

My favourite view in Birmingham is… overlooking the Bullring at Rotunda. Views from The Cube at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill and the Library of Birmingham are great too.

My favourite curry house in Birmingham is… Siamais, not technically a curry house. But they have the most amazing vegetable massaman curry!

My favourite shop in Birmingham is… Selfridges as it has all my favourite fashion, home and beauty brands all under one roof! But for vintage and quirky unique finds, The Custard Factory is a place I can spend hours, especially with all the independent food and coffee shops.

My favourite place for a date in Birmingham is… Siamais, it has a lovely atmosphere with the low hanging lights and candles. They do some lovely cocktails and desserts too!

My favourite takeaway in Birmingham is… Natural Bar and Kitchen, they have a fantastic vegan buffet. It’s pay by the weight, so you can fill up on healthy natural food & go!

The best thing about Birmingham is… that it’s such a diverse city, with plenty of culture. Plus, all the best places to go are within walking distance and there’s plenty of greenery and pretty canal spots along the way.

The worst thing about Birmingham is… it’s in the UK so you can’t go anywhere without taking a brolly!

The three words I would use to describe Birmingham are… diverse, multi-cultural and fun!

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