11 Sunningdale Cl, Birmingham B20 1NP, UK – 0121 554 3387
Fantastic course, fantastic staff. Really friendly golf club, I would defiantly recommend this course
Thank you ESPECIALLY to the caterers (I believe her name was Emma) who made our family and friends so welcome and relaxed for a wake. Really such a great location and lovely people, made our whole experience better.
The Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA, UK – 0345 557 1288
Great place to go with friends or family, in big or small groups. The staff are welcoming and always willing to help you out or explain the rules if it is your first time. The holes are so unique and fun to have a go at and I liked how they were different to the course in Liverpool's. The staff often walk through the course to see if you want any other drinks and they had a wide range or cocktails, alcoholic and soft drinks available. Definitely worth the money and would advise booking in advance.
Great laugh! 18 holes of golf goodness. I like the fact that they sent waitresses round for drink orders. Some lovely nods to gaming and Internet randomness knocking about. There's some great themed holes. Definitely worth checking out. Prices are pretty decent.
79-84 High St, Birmingham B4 7TE, UK – 0844 811 3522
UPDATE July 2018: Since my review in July 2018, I have found The Gym no longer meets my needs and that the small things that didn't bother me when I first joined have now persuaded me to look at other gyms in the city. For all my criticisms, there really are some excellent trainers there (Adrian, Dan, Marco in particular) and the value is fair. My criticisms are as follows: - The quality of the trainers is now *really* varied. Some are great and run fantastic classes, others significantly less so. - There was a period in which trainers didn't turn up and classes frequently started late and either finished early or ran late - The class timetable seems to be up in a constant state of flux which means that those of us who prefer classes can't establish a routine - Recent timetable changes don't seem to account for the fact that some of us choose the gym because it's near our workplaces but are reliant on public transport to get into the city in the first place - The changing rooms, while not unhygienic, could use a bit of TLC (issues with broken lockers etc) I imagine this remains a good gym if classes aren't your thing but to me it feels that many of the instructors simply don't like delivering classes and therefore the effort is not made to deliver good ones. Which is fine but maybe don't offer them then or give staff more of an incentive to deliver good classes. ======= December 2017: I've been a member of two "The Gym"s and this is by far the better one. Excellent selection of classes for the price you pay.
It''s rather busy, very few people around to help - I am not a gym person but had no idea how to use most of the equipment. They offered free PT sessions so I would have been fine if I could get one of them but they only bring out availability for that week and the evening times book fast so could never get a time after work.
Trident Retail Park, Westley Street, Birmingham B9 4EH, UK – 0330 055 3798
Its clean also most important Its 24/7 now which work around you whether you doing day or night shift. No excuse. Brilliant
Very good gym with loads of space, does have busy peak hours but caters for everyone. Also has a ladies area if women want to train alone.
Broadway, Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham B16 8HA, UK – 0330 056 3724
Quite small and due to size and limited equipment it can feel very busy at times. Kettlebells again not proper ones - just bought from some gym equipment supplier, to match the dumbbells. They feel very cheap and are huge. TRX in a suboptimal position against a wall, in front of racks of dumbbells and over stretching mats. However, beats the city centre branch on cleanliness (by far! It's SO much cleaner), security (although it's on Broad St so weekend mornings can feel a bit edgy) and music volume (can hear it but not deafened by it - thank you to whoever turns it down at night so that early mornings are pleasant and not the torture of the city centre).
One gym I can honestly say isn't pretentious or sales motivated. The staff are friendly and helpful and generally always near if you need them. One thing I can highly commended them for is the cleanliness... The changing rooms don't even have that 'boys changing room smell' to them and they're frequently cleaned. The gym itself is also very clean, it's quite funny seeing big muscly PT's proudly donning feather duster keeping areas dust free! Top notch, easy to use, equipment with a good selection to choose from. The classes are good too, and start from early which is ideal for a workout before heading to work. If there was a steam room it would be even better, but that's not something of a need, more of a want. Overall, very good gym with brilliant facilities, a nice atmosphere and great staff.
Holly Rd, Birmingham B20 2BY, UK – 0121 464 6336
Nice but could be cleaner. The changing rooms are not all that. To less cubicles for the amount of people. Not enough showers either. So in busy times have to either wait or change infront of everyone not nice when to be honest especially when there are kids around. Womens only swim is mega busy. I like the swimming pool but the bigger pool is always cold.
Woodcock St, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK – 0121 204 4623
Good place for all sports. Gym, swimming,squash, and many more.
For local students it is a very nice offer, for Erasmus students too expensive because there is nearly no discount for their short period of time.
King Edwards Rd, Birmingham B1 2AA, UK – 0121 644 7134
Cheap car park. Only 1 pound for 2 hours
485 Slade Rd, Birmingham B23 7JH, UK – 0121 382 5101
Great meeting place but needs new members, games room concert room and a massive cricket pavillion, also it is a community centre that supports Autism
Revesby Walk, Birmingham B7 4LG, UK
It's a mosque now!!
19 Bordesley St, Birmingham B5 5PJ, UK – 0121 633 0133
Nice Private rooms although they need fixing up and some music would be nice. Tv's need sorting because you'll watch something and someone in another room turns it over because its linked. 1 thing i disliked is that i left there smelling of incense sticks which was horrible! Worth going if you wanna shoot some pool late at night.
Fantastic place to play a few rounds of snooker i book the private rooms for better play