We’re all about supporting local.
It should really come as no surprise by now that we love anything that supports amazing local businesses and brings together lots of fantastic makers, creatives, and artists and gathers them together in one convenient place. We love discovering new local businesses, and a great way to do this is to visit local markets and events that showcase the amazing talent we have in this city.
Introducing At The Kingsway.
Located behind the stunning facade of the iconic Kingsway Cinema in Kings Heath, At The Kingsway is the independent market and beer garden bringing the community together.
At The Kingsway is more than just a market. At its core, it’s a place all about community. A place to discover the amazing talent that resides on your doorstep. A place to meet friends and socialise. A place to celebrate the best local businesses.
Located behind the facade of the Kingsway Cinema, this local market and meeting place is set in a hauntingly beautiful location. The cinema opened in 1925 and operated until 1980, when shortly after it was converted into a Bingo Hall. In 2007 it closed for good, and following a fire that ravaged the building in 2011, only the iconic frontage of the building remained standing. Now the space has been given a new lease of life through community events such as At The Kingsway market.
At The Kingsway is open from Thursday – Sunday. On Thursday – Sunday evenings the space functions as a cool, urban beer garden with DJs on Friday and Saturday, and chilled out beer garden vibes on Thursday and Sunday. Street food and drinks stalls provide the refreshments, and the crumbling ruins of the former cinema provide the atmosphere in this neighbourhood hangout.
On Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 5pm, the space plays host to a local market, bringing together talented artists, makers and creatives, local street food vendors and more to a fully-covered market space. This is a wonderful place to browse some unique and special pieces, pick up gifts for loved ones, or find hidden treasures to take home and cherish.
The weekly market hosts a range of rotating local traders just waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re looking for vintage clothing or furniture, some delicious locally-made breads or cheeses, house plants, or skincare, there’s plenty to discover. The 14 booths are filled with local traders, with the line-up changing weekly so there’s always something new and exciting to discover.
Whatever the weather, this is a place to gather and meet friends. The area is fully covered for when the weather takes a turn, but also has open spaces in which to enjoy the best of the British weather. Alongside the market, there are bars where you can grab a drink and enjoy the bustle of the market, and a regularly changing line-up of street food stalls so you can grab a bite to eat.
Come to browse the market, stay for the beer garden vibes.
Now offering Independent Birmingham Members: FREE entry + 10% off drinks at the bar + 20% off purchases at Off The Scale Vintage Clothes Bus