This is one of the quirkiest cafes I’ve ever been to. It is located in the historic Piccadilly Arcade, right next to New Street train station. They also occasionally hold classes on making coffee if you fancy yourself as a barista!
Can be found at: Picadilly Arcade, Birmingham, B2 4HD
8:00-18:00 – Monday to Friday
9:30-18:00 – Saturday
11:00-16:00 – Sunday
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
This is possibly my favourite place in the city to visit. I love to look at all the art and exhibitions whenever I get a chance. The Edwardian Tearoom located inside the museum is also one of my favourite places to study. It has the most relaxing atmosphere and some amazing food.
Can be found at: Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH
10:00 – 17:00 – Monday to Thursday
10:30 – 17:00 – Friday
10:00 – 17:00 – Saturday and Sunday
The Library of Birmingham
Of course, I have to include the Library of Birmingham. Not only is it useful to have easy access to thousands of books while you are there, it also has some secret areas where you can find incredible views of the city. There is even a cafe on the ground floor where you can grab your daily dose of caffeine.
Can be found at: Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2ND
11:00 – 19:00 – Monday to Tuesday
11:00 – 17:00 – Wednesday and Saturday
LoB Express on the ground floor:
9:00 – 11:00 – Monday to Friday
19:00 – 21:00 – Monday to Tuesday
17:00 – 21:00 – Wednesday to Friday
LoB Express includes access to:
– popular fiction and non-fiction books, special collections and promotions
– book borrowing and returns
– library registration and reservation service
– study space
– access to free Wi-Fi
– use of computers and printing facilities
Costa (New Street Station)
Even though this Costa can get a little busy, I quite enjoy having things go on around me while I’m doing work. If you are the same then I’m sure you’ll enjoy this study spot.
Can be found at: Unit 41 Grand Central, Stephenson Place, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 4BF
9:00 – 22:00 – Monday to Friday
9:00 – 21:00 – Saturday
11:00 – 17:00 – Sunday
This is a great affordable option for food and drink and has a lovely cosy vibe. It is also a bar in the evening so if you are looking for a place to head with your pals this is worth checking out.
Can be found at: 88-92 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BN
8:30 – 23:00 – Monday to Wednesday
8:30 – 00:00 – Thursday
8:30 – 01:00 – Friday
10:00 – 01:00 – Saturday
10:00 – 23:00 – Sunday
If you have any more suggestions please leave them in the comments!