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Monday, 2 November 2015

The Monday Piece - Premier Inn Secret Shopping Event

This week's Monday Piece is on the Premier Inn Secret Shopping event! A few weeks ago i was invited with a few other Midlands based bloggers to take part in a secret shopping event hosted by Megs from Wonderful You and Premier Inn hotels - Meg has compiled a city guide of her favourite places to eat, shop and venture in Birmingham, and us bloggers got on board to test out the places she had picked!

We all got settled into our mega comfy rooms at the Premier Inn on Waterloo Street in the centre of town, before meeting up for dinner at The Lost and Found hosted by The Front Row Society - we sipped champagne and cocktails, and ate lots of yummy food (i had the fillet steak with triple cooked chips), and chatted about how we loved Birmingham, where we like to hang out and of course other girly things too! It was fab to meet some new bloggers and get to know them and their blogs. We finished fairly late so i was ready after a busy day to slouch into a big bed and get cosy - i'd never stayed in a Premier Inn before so wasn't sure what to expect though first impressions were so good and continued throughout my stay. The room was a decent size and the bed was SO comfortable, it was also fresh and spotlessly clean which is super important for me when staying away. I expected it to be noisy as Birmingham is quite the party place, especially on a Friday evening, however the sound proofing was excellent and i wasn't disturbed by other guests at all!

After recharging our batteries we all met for breakfast to talk about the day ahead and where we were going shopping in Birmingham. I let the waiter know i was coeliac and they were so helpful bringing me out an allergen menu and gluten free toast, most of the hot food is gluten free so i got to have a big full English to set me up for the day ahead - it was tasty too, and as it was self serve you could help yourself to seconds so hooray to that!

Off we then went on a shopping trip, exploring places we already knew and popping into different places too, Birmingham is epic for shopping as you have the Bull Ring which is massive, as well as the high streets and back lanes full of niche, designer and high street shops, and with Grand Central just opening there's even more places to explore, shop and eat! I bought a couple of things whilst shopping, including some boots and a pompom bag charm from Michael Kors, there really is something for everyone in Birmingham - i recommend it for a fun filled weekend, eating, shopping and relaxing, click here to see the full list of Birmingham hotels Premier Inn have to offer.

I had such a fun time at the event, we definitely ate well, slept well and shopped well! To see all of Megs favourite places to shop click here!

*c/o Premier Inn event and stay*



  1. I love this post! Birmingham shopping culture sounds fabulous with all the back lane niche designer boutiques! Definitely on my list x

  2. This sounds like SO much fun! I wish they'd do one in Bath/Bristol!

    Tara xx


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