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Birmingham Reviews

A Surprising experience - an exciting take on the classic sport as “social darts”. We’re continuing our Birmingham review series with the highly popular “Flight Club” to see if it lives up to the hype. What is Flight Club? Flight Club is a chain of social darts bars in the UK, US and Australia, mixing fancy drinks and delicious food with a fun, modern twist on classic darts. Whether you’re a complete darts novice or class yourself as...

Sleek, modern and fresh. Shokupan has the potential to become a lunchtime hotspot and a real crowd pleaser, but has this Japanese bread shop done enough to avoid becoming another gimmick of Grand Central? Amongst the hustle and bustle of Birmingham’s busiest train station, a new neon food joint is welcoming customers. With its monochrome graphics and comic book decor, Shokupan’s effortless Japanese cool drew our attention as we scoured the walkways of Grand Central in search...

Every month, the team takes some time to unwind, socialise and celebrate our wins. It’s a welcome reward for our hard work whilst letting us explore the city and all it has to offer. We’ve put together our list for the best destinations for team building in Birmingham so that you know where to go for your next team get-together. Flight Club Flight Club is definitely the designation for a competitive team. This is not your typical game...

As the world starts to get a small sense of normality back, and Lockdown 3 is easing from Monday 12th April, restaurants and shops are opening back up. Although the Siren Search team are still working safely from home, our MD Harps, has been into the office a few times over the past two weeks (plus he’s keeping the office plants alive!), and we thought it would be a great chance to look at what’s open.  So,...

Name -  Purnell's Bistro Location - Purnell’s Bistro and Ginger’s Bar, 11 Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 3NY Type - Monthly Meetings    Whilst we can't go to any new eateries in Birmingham due to COVID-19, we can reminisce about the places that we have been in the past. Here is our review of Purnell's Bistro, which we visited late last year.   Purnell’s Bistro is a bistro and cocktail bar which is located in Birmingham City Centre - just over the road...

If you’re local to Birmingham City Centre, then you’ve probably seen the tall building being built on Newhall Street.  The former John Madin’s Natwest Tower, which has been empty since 2003, is being transformed into a 26 storey building, making it the Highest new office building under construction outside of London. What Will the Building Have? The building will consist of 20 floors of office space, ground floor and top floor restaurants, a Winter Garden and 18th Floor Terrace,...

The iconic Louisa Ryland House will soon be opening its doors as a new, revamped office block - part of the WeWork group. The 12-story Victorian building will be a versatile workspace, with forward-thinking design, and the grade II listed building will open as offices in Spring 2020.  The History of Louisa Ryland House  Built in 1879, the building was originally separated into three - the Medical Institute, the Board School Offices and the Parish Offices.  The building is...

The German markets are now up meaning the Christmas countdown is officially on. The ice rink, Ferris wheel, sky lounge and the new ride the star flyer are now up in Centenary Square. These attractions make Birmingham a great day out in the Winter.   The star flyer is a new ride designed for the thrill-seeker. It goes a lot higher than the Ferriss wheel and swings around at high speeds. If you still want a great view...

As Christmas fast approaches, the German Christmas Markets in Birmingham City Centre are a great way to celebrate the festive season.  Birmingham German Market 2019 Where: Victoria Square and New Street When: Thursday 7th November – Monday 23rd December 201 Times: 10am – 9pm Daily What: The Frankfurt Christmas Market Birmingham is the largest authentic German Christmas market outside of Germany and Austria, which started in 1991. Since then it has returned to Birmingham at Christmas time, getting bigger and better...

The legitimate peaky blinder festival came to Birmingham on the 14th & 15th of September in Digbeth. As a Peaky Blinders fan the festival was brilliant and felt like I was in the post WW1 era with all the actors making it an interactive and fun experience. The festival included a Q & A from Steve Knight (the creator of Peaky Blinders)  and Packy Lee who plays Tommy Shelby’s loyal friend Johnny Dogs. There were also...