Coined as Birmingham’s answer to Brick Lane, the Custard Factory is one of Birmingham’s hidden gems. Just a 10 minute walk from the hustle and bustle of the Bullring you delve into the industrial past of Birmingham.
Once a thriving area of industry it is now relatively run down but still has some of the best architecture in the city. If you keep walking through Digbeth you’ll begin to see bright splashes of graffiti and eventually entire buildings covered in bold colours – you’ve arrived at the Custard Factory.
Founded in 1992 by Bennie Gray the area has grown in size to cover fifteen acres of old factory buildings. It now houses a selection of alternative shops such as vintage clothing, motorcycles and even spray paint, along with offices for the likes of the Gadget Show and ASOS.com.
The Custard Factory hosts a range of events including the famous Digbeth Dining Club with some of the best food from nearly every corner of the globe. If you’re in Birmingham on Friday nights and in need of grub, head that way!
This photo is from a small alley, looking up at some of the industrial architecture in the heart of the Custard Factory. This is a classic example of the vivid colours used throughout the area.
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