What to do in Birmingham for Valentine’s Day

Friday, 8 March 2024

Valentine’s Day and date night ideas in Birmingham

Stuck on ideas on what to do for Valentine’s Day this year? Luckily, we’re here to help inspire you on things to do in Birmingham this Valentine’s to help you create those happy memories.

Romantic restaurants in Birmingham

Fancy a more delectable Valentine’s Day? Why not treat your other half to dinner at a romantic restaurant in Birmingham?

Birmingham has plenty of romantic restaurant and quirky dining options to suit all budgets.

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Franco Manca (£-££)

  • Closest station: Birmingham New Street (3-min walk)

Okay… maybe it’s not classed as romantic, but this quirky restaurant in Birmingham is still a great option for those of you who love pizza and want to treat your other half to one of the best pizza places in the city on a budget. We’re talking two courses for £16 and fresh sourdough pizza strongly influenced by the Neapolitan cuisine!

San Carlo (££-£££)

  • Closest station: Birmingham New Street (4-min walk)

San Carlo (the first San Carlo restaurant) is a great pick for Italian restaurants in Birmingham. Recognised for their freshly prepared produce, impeccable service, and a lively friendly atmosphere, you will truly get a taste of Italy. Each week, San Carlo offers the freshest ingredients, which many are flown in from markets all across Italy.

Gaucho (£££)

  • Closest station: Birmingham Snow Hill (3-min walk)

Feast your eyes on the finest Argentinian steak in Birmingham, just a stone’s throw away from Cathedral Square. Not only is it known for its impeccable steaks, but Gaucho offers the perfect pairing with its wines and signature cocktails.

Opheem (£££)

  • Closest station: Birmingham Snow Hill (8-min walk)

Take on the Michelin starred restaurant in Birmingham and get an insight into some of the best Indian fine dining in the city. Opheem push the boundaries of Indian flavours with cooking techniques learnt from all over the world.

Romantic cinemas in Birmingham

Fancy going to a cinema in Birmingham, but want more than your conventional Odeon or Showcase? Then sit back and enjoy these two hidden gems.

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The Everyman Cinema

  • Closest station: Birmingham New Street (9-min walk)

Watch films in style at the Everyman Mailbox Birmingham . These boutique chains of cinemas are highly regarded around the country and offer a sophisticated viewing experience for film lovers. From some of the newest box office films to independent and classics, you can sit back and relax whilst tucking into luxury cinema food offerings including pizzas, sharing platters, burgers, sundaes and cocktails.

The Electric Cinema

  • Distance from nearest train station: Under 1-min walk from Birmingham New Street

If you want a more vintage feel to your cinematic date night, then why not try the UK’s oldest working cinema at The Electric , Birmingham?

First opened in 1909, The Electric has undergone many changes from a classic News and cartoon theatre to a thriving independent cinema that you will find today. It’s perfect for a grown-up date night as it comes with comfy sofas, sophisticated films, and waiter service!

Spas in Birmingham

Your other half always asking for a massage? Birmingham's got you covered, with some of the best spas in the West Midlands.

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Santai Spa at Genting Hotel

  • Closest station: Birmingham International (15-min walk)

Relax and unwind at Genting Hotel’s Santai Spa in Birmingham . Santai, which derives from the Malaysian meaning ‘peace and tranquillity’ will offer you and your loved one the ultimate revitalising experience. From a state-of-the-art swimming pool, hot stone loungers, outdoor hot tubs, and hydrotherapy jets; everything at Santai Spa is designed with you in mind.

Malmaison Spa

  • Closest station: Birmingham New Street (6-min walk)

Pamper yourself at the luxurious Malmaison Spa – the perfect place for a special occasion or to treat a loved one.

Take the offer of a treatment or go the extra mile and spoil yourselves with one of Malmaison’s spa packages. Perfectly located in the centre of Birmingham, it is a great inner-city escape.

Romantic strolls in Birmingham

  • Closest station: Birmingham Moor Street (10-min walk)

Who needs a romantic weekend away in Venice when Birmingham has more canals, and great places to visit all just a train ride away? Not forgetting the price difference!

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Well, make the most of your romantic day in Birmingham with a stroll along some of the most romantic spots in the city. Follow a professional guide who will be the guru of all date night ideas and Insta-worthy picture spots for you to take note of.

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Fun activities in Birmingham

If you are looking for a more upbeat Valentine’s Day, then why not strike the perfect date night at some of these Birmingham hot spots?

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Lane 7

  • Closest station: Birmingham New Street (13-min walk)

Go head-to-head at Lane 7 in a variety of fun activities, including, bowling, shuffleboard, beer pong, karaoke, and retro gaming. Located in one of Birmingham’s best areas… the Mailbox, you’ll even have great options for food and drinks later at one of Birmingham’s many restaurants.

Roxy Ballroom

  • Closest station: Birmingham Moor Street (13-min walk)

Home to booze, ball games and brilliant nights out. Roxy Ballroom is perfect for couples that want to enjoy a fun evening in the city (or for those of you who love a double, triple, or quadruple date)! With bowling, shuffleboard, karaoke, pool, ping pong and much more, it will be a Valentine’s to remember.

Chance and Counters

  • Closest station: Birmingham Moor Street (13-min walk)

Fancy a more chilled, but fun-filled date night? How about Chance and Counters in Birmingham’s Custard Factory, Digbeth? With more than 500 games to choose from, drinks from some of the best breweries in Birmingham and beyond, and firm food favourites, all you will need to keep in check is winning over your other half.