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Dating on a budget: Top free spots for dating in Birmingham

Hayley Quinn, 12 July 2021
Dating on a budget: Top free spots for dating in Birmingham

Finding interesting and fun things to do on a date doesn’t have to break the bank. Living in a vibrant city like Birmingham provides plenty of opportunities, so check out our recommendations below for Birmingham Dating ideas and start dating for free.

Library and Amphitheatre

Officially opened in summer 2013, the Birmingham library is an impressive structure housing books and resources spread over 10 levels making it the biggest public library in Europe. The library also has some hidden attractions of its own including a rooftop garden and lookout point, great for taking in the city and spending some time relaxing in the sunshine whilst enjoying a coffee.

Along with the main building, an Amphitheatre has been built into the square at the front of the library to provide public performances for people to enjoy for free throughout summer. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy some music, drama, poetry reading or storytelling together on a date.

Parks and Gardens

Sometimes it’s nice to escape the buzz of the city and instead enjoy somewhere a little quieter. The various parks and gardens in Birmingham offer a great opportunity to enjoy a romantic stroll or picnic with your date, whilst getting to know one another in more relaxed surroundings.

A particular highlight is Cannon Hill Park, covering 200 acres of park and woodland, it features tennis courts, mini golf and even a boating lake with pedalo boats during the summer months. There’s also a number of walking trails which are great for getting away from it all.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Situated in the heart of Birmingham City Centre, the Museum and Art Gallery is a great choice for a free date, offering the chance to explore over 40 different galleries and an opportunity for you and your date to connect with worlds past, whilst learning something new.

Featuring pieces from across Europe you’ll find collections of art, social history, archaeology and ethnography with particular highlights including a collection of Egyptian mummies!


Whilst it might not end up being free, Birmingham is home to a wealth of shops great for window shopping, along with a selection of markets both indoor and out.

For food lovers, it’s worth checking out the Fine Foods market packed full of delicious sights, smells and tastes. Or why not check out the vibrant Balti Triangle, the centre of Asian cuisine, fabric and fashion.


Taking a walk along the canals allows you to take in the often unseen parts of Birmingham all at your own pace. There’s a fantastic mixture of architecture on offer and a chance to soak up the heritage of the city and the canal networks whilst getting to know one another better.

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