Lifestyle and foodie influencer Sian Victoria had a right royal time on her visit to Leamington Spa with West Midlands Railway. Have a read what she got up to and be inspired for your own #WMexperiences.

Being a Birmingham resident, we asked Sian to explore beyond the city and discover one of the many amazing places the West Midlands has to offer. Settling on Leamington Spa before heading back to the buzz of Birmingham for the afternoon, Sian and her friend Nadine headed off on a West Midlands Railway train for a day packed full of food, culture and, of course, a spot of shopping. 

Kicking the day off was brunch at Bill’s with Sian tucking into Bill’s Vegetarian Breakfast (£8.95) and Nadine opting for Bill’s Garden Breakfast (£9.95), including poached eggs, halloumi, roasted plum tomatoes, charred red peppers, smashed avocado, hollandaise sauce, pea shoots, mixed seeds and toast – YUM! 

They then headed for a stroll around the beautiful Jephson Gardens, before walking over to The Royal Priors – Leamington Spa’s shopping haven full of well-loved British brands. 

They then jumped back on train to spend the rest of the day back in the city, heading straight to the Bullring & Grand Central before heading over to shop the independents at the beautiful Great Western Arcade. The gorgeous Victorian Grade II listed building is packed full of charm, with an interesting history dating back to 1875 and today houses an eclectic mix of accessories, gifts, art, fashion, hair, beauty and food & drink places to go.

Sian and Nadine finished off their jam-packed day with dinner and drinks at vegetarian restaurant 1847. 

A huge thanks to Sian for showing us her favourite places to explore as part of #WMexperiences. Check out Sian’s full post over on her blog.

Disclaimer: Sponsored by Visit Birmingham. All photos and words are Sian Victoria's.


Bullring & Grand Central
Shopping Centre
Bullring & Grand Central

Bullring, Grand Central and Link Street have teamed up to become THE shopping destination in Birmingham.

Great Western Arcade
Independent Shop
Great Western Arcade

Situated in the heart of the city, GWA is the destination for a unique shopping experience in Birmingham.

Land Restaurant
Land Restaurant

Located in the beautiful Great Western arcade, Land Restaurant is on the doorstep of the cathedral, galleries, theatres and shopping district.

Resorts World Birmingham
Entertainment Venue
Resorts World Birmingham

The home of outlet shopping in the West Midlands. At Resorts World Birmingham you can enjoy outlet shopping, fantastic dining, an overnight stay at the 4 star Genting Hotel or watch the latest movies at Cineworld and play at the Casino.

Mailbox Birmingham
Shopping Centre

Set in the heart of the Mailbox, the new 45,000 square foot Harvey Nichols showcases over 200 of the world’s most desirable brands across womenswear, menswear, beauty, food and wine, many of which are exclusive to Harvey Nichols Birmingham.



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