Moving to Selly Oak is a great way to start your student life. Living in one of Unihousing’s properties here means you are close to the vibrant City Centre of Birmingham. And it also means you aren’t far from discovering places such as Harborne and Kings Heath as well. Exploring these lesser-known areas is ideal for going-out, relaxing and having fun.
Kings Heath is ideal for something stimulating and engaging to do when you have some spare time. In addition to its charming eateries and its stand-out independent record shop, this town is home to the Kitchen Garden Café, where you will always find a delicious array of drinks, tasty meals and irresistible cakes. However, apart from serving great food and drink, the Kitchen Garden Café is also a live venue. At this unique spot, you can expect to see a selection of fine singer-songwriters and performers with traditional, contemporary and exotic influences, while certain nights may play host to the kind of quirky entertainment that has appeared at this little venue in the past, such as a triple bill of unique and hilarious magicians. Kings Heath features Hare and Hounds as well, another venue noted for its quality live music. Aside from its cultural offerings and all-round entertainment, visiting Kings Heath is perfect for days of filling bags with new purchases thanks to its rows of high street shops. And when the weather is sunny, its park is well worth a visit too.
If you take yourself to Moseley, you will find more places that are sure to help you unwind from the strain of studying. Every year, music-lovers gather here for the Moseley Folk Festival, an event that has welcomed a diversity of outstanding acts in the past and a place to discover brilliant food such as award-winning Thali as well as great beer and other beverages. If this doesn’t quite appeal to you and you are not drawn to going to the Moseley Farmer’s Market for something tasty to take home, Moseley may be the place to go for an excellent night-out with your friends, as it offers you a choice of impressive pubs.
By making your way to the elegant Harborne, you will encounter a number of terrific places to eat and drink such as The Plough, The Green Man, Fallen Angel Bakery and other chain restaurants all housed within Harborne’s distinctively peaceful atmosphere.
Or, if you head to Bournville, situated roughly ten minutes by car from Selly Oak, you can get a taste of its unique history, and get a taste of the chocolate produced at the Cadbury factory. Here you can be dazzled by the Experience exhibition tour inside Cadbury World, which gives you an interactive and exciting insight into the inner-workings of these famous chocolate makers.