Watch: Brummies tell us about the most romantic places in Birmingham

If you’re looking for a romantic city, Birmingham may not be top of your list. But BirminghamWorld video journalist found Brummies have plenty of suggestions for where to find romance in our city
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Birmingham may not traditionally be a city associated with romance - but anyone who has walked through Brindleyplace on a sultry summer’s evening may take a different view.

Those who haven’t visited the city yet may associate Birmingham with the love affair between Tommy Shelby and Grace in the iconic Peaky Blinders. But where would Brummies recommend to those seeking a romantic location here in the heart of England?

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I took my camera out on to the streets of Birmingham to ask local people for their advice, and got some hilarious responses! Here’s what Brummies told me - and you can watch their reactions in our video at the top of this story.

Ramma says: “Westley park - in the bush!” Danielle says: “​​The Rolling Mill, Jewellery Quarter. It’s a beautiful restaurant. I do work there - so you know. Premium service. So yeah, a beautiful place. To propose marriage? The tram station.”

AJ says: “I’m saying the Mailbox. And for a quiet date? Actually, I’m not going to say the library. Never mind!”

Aidan says: “You only get as much as you’re worth so if you’re worth Maccies, you go Maccies. If you go in the Mailbox, you go in the mailbox!”

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Ramma says: “Villa Park man. I want to get married in Villa Park. If I have to pay two bags, I’ll pay it. Ain’t nowhere better than that.”

Dee says: “Oh my gosh, I could not answer that question either. No, I don’t know. You’ve. You got me - totally. Maybe the Millennium Point? I know they’ve got all sorts of things round there.

“That might be a nice place, but then it stands to the individual really. I definitely think it’s down to the individual.”

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Callum says: “I think you judge that by the person, it’s got several places you can go depending on who you are, who you’re dating and stuff like that.

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“I think it’s always good to be out and about on a first date. You don’t want to feel attached to the person you’re with.

“You both want to feel comfortable that at any point you can escape. So that can be a coffee somewhere. It could be just meeting up at The Fountain for a chat - grabbing something from one of the restaurants or something.

“You could eat outside, you don’t want to be sat down at meal and I feel oh flipping heck - I’m tied to this person and they’ve just said some crazy stuff that I want to escape from!

“Or they stink and you want to move on… But yeah, I think there’s a lot of variety, but try and keep it open. Birmingham’s got a lot available. Walk around the city - it’s pretty enough.”

David says: “No, I’m sorry. I’m a confirmed bachelor so romance and romantic places - all out the window, sorry!”

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