Independent Birmingham is your go-to guide to discovering Birmingham’s independent culture.
Dedicated to unearthing the very best of Birmingham’s hidden gems and best-kept secrets, we tour the city in search of the unique and the inspiring – shedding light on these wonderful establishments, their stories and their quirks, so as to inspire you to rediscover your city, one hidden gem at a time.
In 2014, the Independent Birmingham Membership Card was released and is now owned by over 18,500 people eager to support and champion local, independent businesses. Entitling you to amazing discounts and deals at over 110 of Birmingham’s very best independent cafes, bars, restaurants, theatres, pubs, cinemas, hotels, shops and experiences, the IBcard is your wallet’s best friend and your key to the city – allowing you to rediscover your city, and making you remember why you fell in love with Birmingham in the first place.
With a readership of 80,000-90,000 unique visitors a month and a highly-engaged social media platform of over 95,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – with mentions in national newspapers (The Guardian, The Independent), named by Twitter UK as one to follow to discover Birmingham, named by The Birmingham Post as one of the 250 most influential people in the region, and named as one of Birmingham Live’s 30 Under 30 – Independent Birmingham has helped pave the way for new (and old) independent businesses to blossom in the city and championed a revolution of local.
Look out for our online guides and articles chronicling our journey of discovery, and then join our mission and support your independents with the Independent Birmingham Membership Card.
Shop Local. Celebrate The Unique. Believe In Birmingham.
Founder of Independent Birmingham