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“Needs work” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Custard Factory

Custard Factory
Gibb St. | Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4AA, England
121 224 7777
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Ranked #126 of 306 things to do in Birmingham
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Owner description: This premier arts center was created with young people in mind, which offers music studios for jazz, drama, dance and crafts along with shops, cafés and trendy restaurants.
Denbigh, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Needs work”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Brilliant use of factory - but too many empty units giving a lifeless feel.
Don't make it top of your list.
Nice cafe

Visited March 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“needs a lot of work”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

the problem is theres no life there its quite boring and the 2 longest lasting shops there that i can remember is the skate shop and the frame shop! they are doing a lot of work to the place it has great potential just needs to be brightened up and a lot more people to visit and then maybe there will be a few more open shops that last a bit longer than a month. Its got a couple of good vintage shops! its a great space and just needs to fall into the rite hands and it could be amazing!!

Visited February 2013
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice little escape from hustle and bustle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Nice place to wander round if you like retro gear and a bit of art. Looks like site still developing but great to see what they have done with old factory

Visited November 2012
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The new Brick lane”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This area is the new Brick lane in Birmingham, its not big but fairly pleasant for alternative shopping. It has vintage clothes shops & records tagged with vintage prices

The area isn't pretentious as some might think, its a good use of space and for an new area it's picking up fairly quickly.

Visited October 2012
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“incredible”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

went to see penduluam play a full live set here for my birthday - was brilliant! not exactly luxurious but very enjoyable

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