A Pleasant Weekend In Birmingham

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Last weekend I had a rather lovely two night stay in Birmingham thanks to Travelodge. I've never been all that fussed about staying in a fancy five star hotel if the plan is to be gallivanting around a city  - give me an easyhotel over the Ritz in London any day!
So two nights spent in the hustle and bustle of Broad Street sounded like a win to me. And it was. It really was. Titanic Reference.

I won't lie, the rooms are pretty basic which is what you'd expect in a cheaper hotel, but mine was spotless and so quiet! I was expecting stag and hen groups a plenty, and phallic shaped straws to be littering the corridors, but once the door was shut I didn't hear a peep. I'd recommend taking your own hair dryer though, especially if the idea of drying your hair in five minute intervals because it keeps overheating doesn't appeal to you....
That being said price is always the deciding factor for me, and if you're booking a few weeks in advance then this seems to be the cheapest hotel on Broad Street by a few cocktails.

Speaking of cocktails we went to a bar named "Players" which I know sounds horrendous (at least it wasn't PLAYAZ), but their cocktail menu was amazing. Not only were there a million to choose from but they were half price before 12. If your ever in those endz then try the Jammy Dodger, it's delicious.

Food was scoffed in GBK and Jurassic World was viewed for the second time.  I won't give away any spoilers, just my thoughts on the boy's swishy hair - terrible.

Where are your favourite haunts in Bham?

23 comments :

  1. I'm going up to Birmingham soon for the second time to visit a friend at Uni there. I love how lively and busy it is! Hoping to grab some cocktails at some point too, so will check out Players, I recognise the name from the last time we were there! Lovely post :) x

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    1. You'll have to tell me which cocktail you go for if you go! Have an amazing time :D

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  2. I was in Birmingham 2 years ago, beautiful city :)

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  3. Lovely pictures! I have never actually ventured into Birmingham - all I have seen of it is the bus station where I have made coach changes and the airport. Would definitely like to have a proper look around at some stage though. :)
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  4. Great pictures! I've never been to Birmingham but it sounds lovely! The Jammy Dodger cocktail sounds interesting, i can imagine it being really nice though! Mmm now i want jammy dodgers!

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  5. Yay, I'm glad it wasn't too noisy and I'm so jealous that you've seen Jurassic World -I haven't had chance yet :(

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  6. Ah looks like you had a fab weekend away. I'm still yet to venture to Birmingham!
    Sophie
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    1. The blog is looking great and love your photos :) SNOBS!!! we need a night out there soon :) xx

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  7. We definitely need to hit up that cocktail menu soon and a trip to Snobs is well overdue!

    Maria xxx

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  8. Such gorgeous photos! Looks like you had a great trip :) Makes me want to get away so much! xx

    Sophie Elizabeth
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