January 5, 2018

Picture credit: Leanne Williams as a part of Capture Kings Heath Autumn 2017

What’s on January

2018 is here and Kings Heath is full of things to do after the Christmas break. January is a time to get into a positive mindset, get some work done and achieve some goals and Kings Heath is the perfect place to do so! We’ve put together a guide to January in Kings Heath so you know all the best events happening, places to eat and things to this month to start the new year off right. So without further ado here’s our guide to what’s on in Kings Heath this January!

Barefoot Birmingham

One of the best things about a new year is the idea of a clean slate and the chance to set yourself some resolutions and goals for the year! If you’ve set yourself the resolution of being more healthy and active you’ve really picked the perfect year to do so as Barefoot Birmingham are soon to be opened on Drayton Road! With Yoga classes led by qualified instructors, friendly staff, great health advice and more! Starting the year by becoming a Barefooter is the perfect way to stay healthy in a fun and friendly environment! The studio is still under construction with the hope of being opened this month and if you’re one of the first 100 people to sign up Barefoot are currently running an amazing launch offer of 15 days of yoga for just £15! Find out more about the exciting opening of Barefoot Birmingham in Kings Heath here.

Hare & Hounds

2018 kicks off with a jam-packed January of amazing tunes and awesome events at Hare & Hounds. The weekly pub quiz is of course on every Monday for you to test your knowledge and have a few drinks, the Kings Heath Food Assembly is also on every week allowing you pick up some of the best local produce and then there’s the music! January at Hare & Hounds plays host to an immense line up from artists such as; The Surfing Magazines, Craig Charles, Casey Lowry, Duds and many many more amazing acts. To see the full list of the events happening this Jan at Hare & Hounds click here.

Bike Pro Racing

If you or your little ones have got yourself a new bike for Christmas be sure to pop in to Bike Pro Racing and let the lovely staff take a look at the bike and give you the best advice on; how to take the best care of the bike, all the maintenance you might need,  the best accessories to suit your ride and more! Check out the Bike Pro Racing website here.


With hot drinks and delicious food made with fresh, natural ingredients if your resolution for the new year was to be healthier Madcup is the place to go. Serving a unique menu full of delicious nutritional items including; Coconut and Mango Chia Pudding, Strawberry & Cacao Organic Oat Porridge, Coconut and Maple Infused Greek Yoghurt and many more tasty and healthy dishes. Switch up your diet this Jan and fuel yourself the right way at Madcup. Check out Madcup’s full menu here.

Something for the Weekend

Is it time for a new style for the new year gentlemen? Well, you’re in luck as one of the newest resident businesses in Kings Heath is Something for the Weekend Gentlemen Barbers! A fresh haircut for the new year is the perfect way to give yourself that little confidence boost to start off the year and have yourself looking fresh for 2018.

Hedshed Hair Boutique

Why not get yourself a new hairdo for the new year, switch up the look and step into 2018 with a brand new style! Hedshed Hair Boutique’s experienced and professional stylists will re-imagine and re-vitalise your locks and have you looking like a movie star for the start of the year! Not only will you be getting a brand new amazing hairstyle but if it’s your first time visiting Hedshed they will knock 30% off the price of all hair and beauty treatments! So head down to Hedshed and get yourself looking great for 2018! To see all the fantastic styles and services Hedshed offer click here.

Mezbaan – Dining & Cocktails

After all the stress of cooking the Christmas dinner and preparing food for your New Years Party, you deserve some stress-free nights without having to cook! One of the best places in Kings Heath to enjoy a delicious meal out at an affordable price is Mezbaan on Poplar Road. Serving flavour packed modern twists on classic Bengali cuisine alongside sharp, delicious cocktails. Mezbaan is the perfect evening meal for you and the family to enjoy some amazing dishes in a wonderful atmospheric environment. Check out the full Mezbaan menu and more here

Kings Heath Library

Have you set yourself the New Years Resolution of reading more? Well, there’s no better place to go to than a library and Kings Heath Library is full of an array of books of multiple genres that will keep you entertained for hours and keep you sticking to that resolution with no trouble at all. Click here to see the library’s opening times, material available and more!


Why not kit your little ones out with a new pair of well made and stylish shoes for the year ahead by dropping into Cooshoo and checking out their amazing range of footwear! With loads of amazing collections for all types of weather to keep your kids looking cool whilst staying protected for 2018. View all the fantastic shoes available in Cooshoo here to get your kids set for the year ahead!  

Kitchen Garden Cafe

On Wednesday 24th Jan learn all about the history of Birmingham Rock and Roll with a discussion session from ELO and MOVE drummer Ben Bevan accompanied by the bass player from Sad Cafe, Des Tong. Enjoy a unique insight into the life and times of some of the UK’s biggest influences on the rock and roll era for Birmingham. Check out the event page here to find out more and get your tickets.   

All Saints Centre

Just as in 2017 there is plenty happening in the All Saints Centre and Kings Heath Village Square throughout 2018 for you to get involved in and January is packed full of loads of fun activities! Some of these amazing activities including ‘Move With Peppa’ on Mondays from 9:30am, Tae Kwon Do on Wednesdays at 5:45pm, Scouts and Beavers on Thursdays from 6:45pm and many more fun filled moments to get involved with. Take a look at the full January calendar for the All Saints Centre here to see everything that’s happening this month.


Did you tell yourself you’d get fit in 2017 but ended up choosing a day of films and food over a 30-minute jog? Not to worry, it’s a new year so a new you! Get yourself in shape this January and become a member of Easygym. Located on Findlay Road, Easygym is the perfect place to get fit! With industry-standard equipment and facilities, workout sessions led by trained professionals and more. Not to mention the gym is open 24 hours meaning you can’t make the ‘not enough time’ excuse and you’ll always be able to get in a workout session. Visit Easygyms website here or pop into the gym to sign up and become a member now!

January plays host to lots of amazing events and opportunities to get your year off to the best start it can. From switching up your look, to getting fit, to educating yourself with a few books. Be sure to make the most of January and make 2018 your year in Kings Heath! If you know of any events or activities taking place this month be sure to drop us a message via our social media pages @enjoykingsheath! Happy 2018!