Welcome to Digbeth, Birmingham's vibrant creative heart! Renowned for its rich industrial heritage, Digbeth is a melting pot of art and culture, offering visitors a unique blend of street art, independent shops, and an electrifying music scene. The area is peppered with innovative eateries, trendy bars, and cultural attractions that celebrate both its historical roots and modern-day renaissance.

Digbeth is easily accessible by public transport, with several bus routes serving the area and Birmingham Coach Station located right in the heart of the district. If you prefer to walk, Digbeth is just a ten-minute stroll from Birmingham New Street Station, making it a convenient destination for both locals and visitors. This proximity to the city centre ensures that Digbeth is incredibly well-connected, whether you’re here for business or pleasure. 

If staying in Digbeth, your closest accommodation: Clayton Hotel Birmingham - 4-star hotel
Recommended for: Couples / Creatives / Urban explorers
Price: £££



Day 1

7:00-9:00 / Breakfast / Kanteen

Kickstart your Digbeth experience with breakfast at Kanteen. Located in The Custard Factory, this trendy eatery focuses on healthy, locally sourced dishes with a global twist. Enjoy a hearty meal to fuel your day's adventures while soaking in the wonderful atmosphere.


10:00-11:30 / Activity / Matrix VR Virtual Reality Gaming Experience

After breakfast, immerse yourself in a virtual world at Matrix VR. This cutting-edge gaming centre offers a range of immersive virtual reality experiences, from thrilling action games to exploring fantasy lands. Perfect for gamers and tech enthusiasts alike, it's an exhilarating start to your day for sure!

12:00-13:30 / Lunch / Original Patty Men

Feeling peckish? Head over to Original Patty Men for lunch. This burger joint, known for its juicy, creative burgers and mouthwatering sides, has earned a cult following. Enjoy their signature patties in a laid-back setting that perfectly captures Digbeth's eclectic vibe.

14:00-16:00 / Activity / Digbeth Graffiti Tour

Walk off your lunch with a guided graffiti tour. Digbeth is renowned for its vibrant street art scene, with murals from both local and international artists. This tour provides insights into the stories behind the artworks and the evolution of the area's urban culture.


17:00-18:30 / Dinner / Baked in Brick

For dinner, visit Baked in Brick, located in the heart of Digbeth. This award-winning eatery started as a street food stall and now serves up some of the best wood-fired pizzas and BBQ dishes in Birmingham. Enjoy fresh, flavourful food in a modern yet cosy setting.

19:00-22:00 / Activity / The Mockingbird Bar and Theatre

End your day with a visit to The Mockingbird Bar and Theatre. This independent cinema offers a unique movie-going experience with a mix of mainstream, independent, and cult films. Enjoy a cocktail or two from the bar and settle in for an evening of cinematic magic.


22:00-23:00 / Cocktails / Passing Fancies

If you're up for a nightcap, head over to Passing Fancies. This stylish cocktail bar offers a range of creative drinks in a sophisticated setting. Whether you prefer a classic cocktail or something a little out there, Passing Fancies is the perfect place to end your first night.



Day 2

7:00-9:00 / Breakfast / The Old Crown

After a night of exploration, start your second day with breakfast at The Old Crown. As Birmingham's oldest pub - built in 1368, to be precise -, it offers a mix of traditional and modern breakfast options in a historic setting. There is also a stunning outside area if you prefer things al fresco! It’s the perfect place to fuel up for your day's adventures.

10:00-11:00 / Activity / The Big Bake

Once your appetite is satisfied, dive into a baking extravaganza at The Big Bake! This unique experience allows you to don an apron and bake alongside friends or fellow participants in a fun, competitive environment. Perfect for both novice bakers and seasoned pros, you'll leave with new skills and delicious treats.


11:00-12:00 / Activity / Red Brick Market

Discover the charm of Digbeth at the Red Brick Market. This eclectic indoor market is a treasure trove of unique finds, featuring an array of independent vendors selling everything from vintage clothing and handmade jewellery to quirky home decor and artisanal goods. 

As you wander through the stalls, you'll experience the vibrant community spirit that defines Digbeth. Whether you're hunting for a rare vinyl record, a one-of-a-kind piece of art, or simply enjoying the lively atmosphere, Red Brick Market is the place to be.

12:00-13:00 / Lunch / Cafe Lovelife

Next, it's time for a visit to Cafe Lovelife. This Mediterranean restaurant offers a delightful menu of fresh, flavorful dishes, perfect for a relaxing lunch. Enjoy everything from mezze platters to hearty main courses, all in a laid-back, welcoming atmosphere. There’s something for everyone at Cafe Lovelife, with gluten-free, halal, vegan and vegetarian options galore.


14:00-15:30 / Attraction / Golf Fang

After lunch, put your mini-golf skills to the test at Ghetto Golf. This graffiti-covered, adults-only mini-golf course combines art, music, and a dose of friendly competition. The creative holes and lively environment make it a must-visit attraction, and their huge drinks selection is sure to score high!

17:00-18:30 / Activity + Dinner / Chance & Counters

Get your game face on at Chance & Counters, a unique board game café that offers 600+ games to suit all tastes. It is located in the historic Custard Factory, once the heart of Bird’s Custard production in the Victorian era which now serves as a bustling hub of eateries and bars, thriving independents, quirky galleries, and unique activities!

As you roll the dice and strategise your next move, enjoy a delicious dinner from their diverse menu, which includes everything from gourmet burgers to tasty tacos. This spot is perfect for competitive fun with friends or making new ones in a lively atmosphere.

19:00-23:00 / Event / O2 Institute Birmingham

End your Digbeth adventure with a night at the O2 Institute Birmingham. This iconic music venue hosts a variety of gigs from up-and-coming bands to iconic artists. Check the schedule and catch a live performance to experience Digbeth's thriving music scene!

23:30-3:00 / Drinks and activities / NQ64

Fancy a spot of late-night gaming? Step into the retro world of NQ64, where video games and cocktails collide. This quirky bar boasts a vast selection of arcade games, from classic Pac-Man to pinball. Challenge your friends to a high-score battle while sipping on themed cocktails and craft beers in a nostalgic setting.

For more activities, attractions, bars, and restaurants in Digbeth, see our full selection here.