November 4, 2020

Keep Calm, Kings Heath Carries On


As we all know, we’re currently living in unprecedented and uncertain times, with the ongoing threat of Coronavirus changing life as we know it. With the government having no choice but to bring in further lockdown measures in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus, we’ve all had to learn to adapt very quickly.


This includes the local businesses you know and love right here in Kings Heath. A lot of Kings Heath businesses are working on ways to adapt their services to remain operating whilst still adhering to the new lockdown measures. Whilst it’s so important that we take Government’s advice seriously and stay home as much as we possibly can in the coming weeks, we know that a lot of you are very concerned about shopping local and supporting our Kings Heath businesses. 


Please use this page as a tool to keep up to date with your local community – helping you see which businesses are open and, if they are, what extra measures they’re implementing to keep you safe. Together, we can get through this as a community.


This log was last updated on 16.11.20 and will be updated regularly. If you notice anything that needs changing please let us know by emailing


Supermarkets & Essentials


Poundstretcher – 58 Alcester Road

Open Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 8:30am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm.

Xover – 61 The Parade

Open as usual for essential health supplements, foods and more. 

Online delivery service is available, free of charge when you spend over £50.

Asda – 99 High Street

Open Monday-Saturday 7am-10pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm.

Extra hygiene measures are in place, social distancing is being practiced, and contactless payment is advised.

Sainsbury’s – 38-54 Alcester Road

Open Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday-Saturday 8am-9pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm.

All NHS staff have priority Monday-Saturday 7:30am-8am, while the elderly and vulnerable have priority Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8am-9am.

Lidl – 12-16 Silver Street

Open Monday-Saturday 8am-10pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm.

Extra hygiene measures are in place, social distancing is being practiced, and certain products are limited per person.

Costcutter – 21-23 High Street

Open Monday-Thursday 7am-9pm, Friday & Saturday 7am-10pm, and Sunday 8am-9pm.

Extra hygiene measures are in place, social distancing is being practiced, and contactless payment is advised.

Kings Heath Pet Store – 43 York Road

Open as normal.

Social distancing is being practiced and customers are asked to only shop in-store for essentials. Delivery is available as normal – call 0121 444 1880.

Poundland – 153 High Street

Open Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm.

Social distancing is being practiced, customers are asked to only shop in-store for essentials and contactless payments only.

Lloyds Pharmacy – 128 High Street

Open. Store limited to only 2 people at a time and customers asked to keep 2 meters apart and pay contactless where possible. Free click and collect on online orders over £15, plus discreet consultations are available with Online Doctor.

Wilko – 120 High Street

Open Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm.
Team members are being given extra breaks to wash hands regularly. Social distancing rules being practised and cash transactions limited with card only tills.

Iceland – 10 Institute Road

Open Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.
Social distancing is being practised. Closing every other checkout to maintain safe distance and contactless payments only if possible.

WHSmith – 113 High Street

Remaining open as they host a Post Office. Open Monday-Saturday from 8:30am-6pm, and Sunday from 10am-4pm.
Online shopping and delivery is still available. Click & Collect is temporarily suspended.

Cartridge & Print Solutions – 53 High Street

Closed but taking orders via telephone and you can collect at the door or via delivery.

Call 0121 444 0077.



Halifax – 9 Alcester Road

Open at adjusted times – Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:30pm.

Social distancing is being practiced.

Nationwide – 17 Alcester Road

Open Monday-Friday 9am-2pm, apart from Wednesdays when the branch opens slightly later at 10am.

Please only visit if absolutely necessary.

Lloyds – 32 Alcester Road

Open Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:30pm, and Saturdays 9am-1pm.

Social distancing measures are being practiced.

Food Delivery & Takeaways


Sylhet Spice Cuisine – 27-29 York Road
Open for takeaway and delivery.
Call 0121 444 6644 // 0121 444 3406 or order via the website below.

Rourke’s – 2 Vicarage Road
Open Wednesday-Saturday from 9am-4pm for takeaway only.

POLI – 21 York Road
Operating as a pizza takeaway Tuesday – Saturday from 5pm – 9pm.
Order via UberEats for delivery, or use their website to pre-order for collection.

Byzantium – 11 York Road
Order for collection by calling 0121 444 5444, with 20% off all orders throughout lockdown!
Alternatively, order via UberEats or Deliveroo for delivery.

Shop 24/7 Express *delivery* – 21-23 High Street

Delivering a wide range of household items and food including chocolate, sweets, bread, snacks, drinks (including alcohol), multi-packs – search for Shop 24/7 Express on Deliveroo.

Caspian Pizza – 39 High Street

Open for delivery and takeaway every day 12:00pm – 11am.

Order online or get the app.

Marmaris – 23 Alcester Road

Open for takeaway and delivery only. Every day from 12pm-10pm.

Call 0121 443 2205 or order via Just Eat or UberEats.

The Early Bird Bakery – 28 High Street

Online lockdown shop is now open again!

Local deliveries will be made Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Order online early to guarantee delivery, and check back each week for a new selection of fantastic cakes. Use the online postcode checker to see if they can deliver to you. Collection is available for those outside the catchment area.

Kitchen Garden Cafe – 17 York Road

Temporarily closed, but the garden shop remains open Monday-Friday 10am-2pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. Selling pots, plants, gardening equipment, and a lovely range of garden gifts.

Ra Coffee House – 25 High Street

Open every day for takeaway only.


Hi Tide – 56 High Street

Available Monday-Sunday for takeaway and delivery from 12pm.

Multiple offers available, including 25% off for collection and 10% off for deliveries.

Papa Johns – 77 High Street

Available Monday-Sunday for collection and delivery from 11am.

Al’s Diner – 2 Heathfield Road

Open for collections every day from 12pm – 9pm, offering deliveries from 5pm. Extra hygiene measures in place and delivery available through website or app. 10% off all collection orders when you order via

Pepes Piri Piri – 52 High Street

Restaurant closed but open for takeaways and home delivery. Order via uber eats.

The Spice Merchant – 36 Poplar Road

Open for delivery or collection.

Grace + James – 23 York Road

Open Wednesday-Thursday 11am-3pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm.
Selling all of their usual wine, cheese and deli products, with lots of new produce. Sandwiches available from 12pm, with the hot sandwich special every Friday.
Local delivery every Wednesday and Friday – order via the website before midnight the day before. Head to the Shop page on their website, choose items, and pay.
Tickets for virtual wine tasting in both November and December are now also available.

Gorilla Coffee Cafe – 1A/1B Drayton Road

Temporarily closed, but offering a limited takeaway and pre-order service Friday-Sunday from their brunch and aperitivo menu.

Johnstans Butchers – 74 High Street

Open as normal with extra social distancing measures in place. Also offering a meat delivery service for orders over £30. Call 0121 444 4344.

Little Dessert Shop – 65-67 High Street

Offering contactless delivery via Just Eat, UberEats and Deliveroo




Enki – 30 High Street

The shop temporarily is closed, but the online store remains open.

Gift wrapping and card writing services are available, with the option to send directly to the recipient or collect your gifts ready-wrapped.

Armadillo – 14 Poplar Road
The store is closed for the duration of lockdown, but their Click & Collect and free local home delivery services are back!
Email or call 0121 443 5808. Plus, the brand new Armadillo website will launch soon, where you will be able to order direct.

Bike Pro Racing Ltd – 50 High Street

Online and free delivery on all orders over £50.

Precision Imaging – 4 High Street

Only open for collections, with social distancing measures in place. You can still order online via their new website, or by emailing, or by calling 0121 448 6707.
A local delivery service is available, as well as their usual UK-wide courier service.

Cooshoo – 21 York Road

Their store is temporarily closed, but they are still operating online. 

Also, they’re currently offering a fitting service via phone, email or Facebook.

Frank Nutt Sewing Machine – 17 Poplar Road

Store closed but the website and phone lines are open and the team is still shipping machines.

Mirrorstone Crystals – 48 Heathfield Road

Temporarily closed, but their online store is still active.

They also offer “distance healing” – call 0121 444 3003.

Health & Beauty


Savers Health & Beauty – 1/3 Alcester Road

Open Monday-Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm, Sunday 11am-5pm.

Certain products are being limited per customer and extra health and hygiene measures are in place.

Boots – 145-147 High Street

Open Monday-Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm, Sunday 11am-5pm.

Some stores may be closed for short periods throughout the day to clean. Please also note that staff will be limiting certain products, and contactless payment is encouraged.

Superdrug – 109 High Street

Open Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm.

Extra precautions are in place, hygiene measures, social distancing measures, and a limit to the number of customers at any one time.

Karma Centre – 1 High Street/2 Valentine Road

Offering services online or phone calls.

Ginseng Tang Acupuncture Clinic – 97 High Street

Treatment may be possible for emergency cases – email

Holland and Barrett – Unit 4, Scots Corner, High Street

Open Monday-Saturday between 9am-5:30pm, and Sundays between 10am-4pm.
Their famous penny sale is now on. All NHS staff receive an in-store discount.

Harvest Skincare – 34 Poplar Road

Shop closed so online orders only. Orders are shipped out Tuesday-Friday.
Christmas gifting is launching, with free gift wrap available with every order.

The Gym – Unit 1A, Findlay Road, High Street

The Gym is temporarily closed, but online classes are offered exclusively for The Gym members. They have teamed up with #1 rated fitness app Fiit to offer 100’s of classes led by the UK’s most in-demand trainers.
Also check out their Six for Movember Challenge to help raise money for an amazing cause!

Barefoot Yoga – 3B Drayton Road

Closed, but going online!

Offering pre-recorded classes with live online chat – book via the website or the Mindbody app as usual.



CircusMASH – 2 Vicarage Road

Temporarily closed, but have a Facebook group for stay-at-home challenges and circus fun for the kids.

Heritage Estates – 87 High Street

Still operating remotely, with the team being reachable via the usual office phone number and email. Sales are still being pushed through, virtual video tours are being regularly uploaded online, and video market appraisals are on offer for new clients looking to sell property in the near future.

Incredible Surplus // The Real Junk Food Project – 9 Heathfield Road (Kings Heath Community Centre)

They are currently at the Kings Heath Community Centre on Mondays and Fridays only so that people can collect bags of pre-packed food. Assistance forms are available to fill out online for those in need of food.

DISCLAIMER – This post was last updated on 16.11.20. Please email if you are aware of any changes or additions to make.