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Things to do in Sandwell District

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“The world famous peaky blinders is filmed here. There is a bus that take you directly there from the top 5 ways ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful place to visit - especially if you like gardens and exotic plant collections”
  • 19 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“The closest large supermarket with free underground parking. You can walk or drive. Has everything you may need”
  • 6 locals recommend
Reservoir
“A slightly further walk away of 20 minutes, although there is a shortcut which means you use the entry on Rotton Park Road. There is a stark, grey, landscape of Birmingham's skyline which is sweet at night time. The length of the resevoir is good for an early morning jog and there are some calisthenic structures on one side of the park.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Being one of Birmingham’s best attractions, The Birmingham Botanical Gardens offers something for everyone, be it one of our four stunning glasshouses showing tropical rainforest to arid desert, playground, tearoom and garden gift shop all surrounded by some of the most beautiful gardens in the UK. There are four glasshouses which range from our exotic Tropical House through to our Subtropical, Mediterranean and Arid Houses. There is a large lawn in front of the glasshouses with a range of beds and shrubberies around its perimeter. Overall, the character is that of a Victorian public park with a bandstand set in 15 acres (6.1 ha) of landscaped greenery.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pub
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“Friendly, trendy environment with great refillable coffee, board games, and lots of different types of spaces to chose from.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Zoo
“Home to more than 1300 animals, and has nigh on 200 species, including some of the rarest creatures on Planet Earth. Hundreds of exotic and endangered animals inhabit an ancient wooded hillside, with a rich geological history, around the ruins of the 11th century Dudley Castle and share a site with the world’s largest single collection of Modernist Tecton structures – and the country’s only vintage chairlift!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“2 minutes walk from the flat! It is literally opposite the flat! There is a cinema, arcade games, bowling, restaurants, casino and bars! All entertainment in one place!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Smart, airy gastropub with velour banquettes and outside decked area, serving seasonal British menu.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Why go? Top-quality European dishes in the kind of elegant surrounds you'd expect at a wedding. One of the city’s first Michelin-starred restaurants, Simpsons is still a shining destination for fine dining. Located in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston, the pretty garden of this grand Georgian restaurant and guest house is a draw in summer and makes a perfect backdrop for chef Luke Tipping’s seasonal menu. Price range: Blowout.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
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“Argentinian barbecue dishes served in a smart dining room with dark wood tables and exposed bricks.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Premise
“A peaceful break from city life. There’s a cafe onsite. There’s a fee to enter and onsite parking. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“The Cocktails here are amazing! They do a lovely afternoon tea too and the restaurant is lovely. Pre-book!!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Casino
“Housed in a striking listed building Broadway Casino is Birmingham’s leading independent casino. The complex is headed up by Managing Director Denis Dowling and General Manager Charles Griffin who have over 60 years combined casino operating experience. Under their watchful eye, Broadway Casino has been successfully cemented at the forefront of the industry and offers a bespoke way of gaming. Established in 2005, Broadway Casino not only boasts a first-class gaming floor and a renowned card room but comprises a number of facilities that are truly second to none, including the sophisticated Italian restaurant. As soon as you walk through the doors you will discover an ambience unlike any other and we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver something for everyone. We are more than just a casino.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Sandwell Valley is located close to the M6/M5. It’s a fun day out for all the family! It has a farm, a large play area for children and a large swan pool. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Smart, airy gastropub with velour banquettes and outside decked area, serving seasonal British menu.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Why go? Top-quality European dishes in the kind of elegant surrounds you'd expect at a wedding. One of the city’s first Michelin-starred restaurants, Simpsons is still a shining destination for fine dining. Located in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston, the pretty garden of this grand Georgian restaurant and guest house is a draw in summer and makes a perfect backdrop for chef Luke Tipping’s seasonal menu. Price range: Blowout.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Argentinian Restaurant
“Argentinian barbecue dishes served in a smart dining room with dark wood tables and exposed bricks.”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Pub
“Lovely in the daytime as it is at night, this is my favourite for the atmosphere of warm friendliness and decent drinks.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Blue Piano is an independent restaurant and bar located in Edgbaston near Birmingham city centre and housed in a beautiful Edwardian building. A unique South-East Asian venue, the Blue Piano has become a destination for musicians and music lovers of Birmingham with its eclectic programme of live music. The restaurant serves traditional Singaporean, Malaysian and Cambodian cuisine, created using the finest South-East Asian ingredients and cooking styles.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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