Saturday, 11 July 2015

LIFESTYLE | A Trip To Birmingham ft. BrindleyPlace, The Secret Garden + The Custard Factory

Birmingham, BrindleyPlace, food, library, lifestyle blogger, reservoir, The Custard Factory, the secret garden, The Slug and Lettuce
Birmingham, BrindleyPlace, food, library, lifestyle blogger, reservoir, The Custard Factory, the secret garden, The Slug and Lettuce
Birmingham, BrindleyPlace, food, library, lifestyle blogger, reservoir, The Custard Factory, the secret garden, The Slug and Lettuce
Birmingham, BrindleyPlace, food, library, lifestyle blogger, reservoir, The Custard Factory, the secret garden, The Slug and Lettuce
Birmingham, BrindleyPlace, food, library, lifestyle blogger, reservoir, The Custard Factory, the secret garden, The Slug and Lettuce
Birmingham, BrindleyPlace, food, library, lifestyle blogger, reservoir, The Custard Factory, the secret garden, The Slug and Lettuce
Birmingham, BrindleyPlace, food, library, lifestyle blogger, reservoir, The Custard Factory, the secret garden, The Slug and Lettuce
Birmingham, BrindleyPlace, food, library, lifestyle blogger, reservoir, The Custard Factory, the secret garden, The Slug and Lettuce
Birmingham, BrindleyPlace, food, library, lifestyle blogger, reservoir, The Custard Factory, the secret garden, The Slug and Lettuce
Birmingham, BrindleyPlace, food, library, lifestyle blogger, reservoir, The Custard Factory, the secret garden, The Slug and Lettuce
Birmingham, BrindleyPlace, food, library, lifestyle blogger, reservoir, The Custard Factory, the secret garden, The Slug and Lettuce
Birmingham, BrindleyPlace, food, library, lifestyle blogger, reservoir, The Custard Factory, the secret garden, The Slug and Lettuce
Another UK travel post, this is exciting isn't it?! A few days ago I went up to Birmingham with one of my best friends, to stay into her. I've been up (well down, I was in York at that point) to Birmingham previously to visit her when she was living in halls, but this time she was moving into her new 2nd year house - so exciting! 

When we arrived we wandered down the BrindleyPlace, a spotless development by part of the canal network, just for a bit of food (just boring old Slug & Lettuce, so not much interesting to report there). Then proceeded to mooch around more of central Birmingham. Bare in mind this was one of those disgustingly hot and muggy days - whinging and complaints were out in full force. 

Up on the top few floors of the library (that cool abstract building in the pictures above) is a peaceful Secret Garden. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city you can see for miles(?), surrounded by colourful plants and glass - it's all very calming. 

The day after my friend asked if I wanted to go to the Custard Factory - obviously I said yes?! To be put back in my place with a 'Ellie, you realise it's not an actual factory that makes custard..', yeah, of course I knew that... In reality its a shopping arcade basically invisible unless you know its there. Colourful flags and buildings, cute little independent vintage shops, such a hidden gem. 

The final picture is of the amazing coloured sky over the reservoir close to my friends house.. Still getting to grips with my camera so I feel the picture could be a tad better than it turned out!

Have you ever visited Birmingham - Brindley Place, The Secret Garden or The Custard Factory?


ellie x


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