March 27, 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 us are now working from home or working on ways to adapt our services to allow you to be able to benefit from them whilst still adhering to the social distancing guidelines that have been put in place. It’s so important that we take Government advice seriously and stay home as much as we possibly can in the coming weeks, not only for our own health and safety, but for those most vulnerable around us. The sooner we do this, the sooner we can hopefully get back to normal.


Until then, please use this page as a tool to keep up to date with your local community, helping you see whether or not 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 06.07.20 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. 

Delivery service is available, free of charge when you spend over £50. Offering Organic Fresh Fruit & Veg Delivery boxes and bags with no charge for delivery, can Pre-select what you want from the range each week – Whatsapp: 07377 550 113 or email:

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 – Saturday 8am – 8pm, 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 – 170 Yarningdale Road

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, Sunday 10am – 4pm.

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

Wilko – 120 High Street

Open Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm, 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. Protective screens are also being rolled out across the country.

Iceland – 10 Institute Road

Social distancing being practised. First hour for elderly and vulnerable customers and NHS staff only between 5-6pm. Closing every other checkout to maintain safe distance and contactless payments only if possible.

Maison Mayci – 8 Poplar Road

Although the Kings Heath cafe is temporarily closed, you can still support this Kings Heath brand by making orders via the Maison Mayci branch. They are selling flour and other baking essentials, so you don’t have to worry about going to big supermarkets if you just need to pick up some basic essentials.

WHSmith – 113 High Street

Open Monday – Friday 8:30am – 6pm, Saturday 8am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. However, certain services are currently unavailable.



Halifax – 9 Alcester Road

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

Social distancing is being practiced.

Nationwide – 17 Alcester Road

Open at adjusted times – Monday-Friday 10am-2pm.

Please only visit if absolutely necessary.

Lloyds – 32 Alcester Road

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

Social distancing measures are being practiced.

Food, Delivery & Takeaways


The Station – 7 High Street

Open at adjusted times: Monday – Thursday 3pm – 11pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm – midnight, Sunday 12pm – 8pm. Please note, they are operating a BOOKINGS ONLY service until further notice, for your health and safety. Call 0121 444 8749 to book, and keep an eye on their Facebook page for the latest updates.

Ra Coffee House – 25 High Street

Open Monday & Tuesday 11am – 6pm, Wednesday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 11am – 6pm, Sunday 12pm – 4pm.

Loco Lounge – 32-34 High Street

Temporary closed, hoping to reopen very soon. Some of the other Lounges restaurants have already started to reopen.

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, Monday-Sunday 12:45pm-12am.

Order online or get the app.

The Juke – 16 York Road

Open for a takeaway beer service until 8pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Also currently trialling a plan for reopening, with regular opening hours soon to be announced.

Marmaris – 23 Alcester Road

Open for takeaway and delivery only. Every day from 12pm-11pm.

Free delivery for orders over £20 and NHS staff get 50% off. Call 0121 443 2205.

The Early Bird Bakery – 28 High Street

Store is closed, but their new online shop is now open!

Local deliveries will be made Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 10am-2pm. Order online before 3pm on Thursday to guarantee delivery. Use the online postcode checker to see if they can deliver to you. No collection option is available.

Kitchen Garden Cafe – 17 York Road

Temporarily open from 10am – 3pm each day with health and safety measures in place. A reduced menu delivery service is available Wednesday-Sunday 10am-2pm. Discounts offered to NHS workers. 

Call 0121 443 4725.

Sylhet Spice – 27-29 York Road

Open for online orders and takeaway deliveries every day, from 5:30pm – midnight.

Hi Tide – 56 High Street

Available Monday-Sunday for takeaway from 12pm and delivery from 4:30pm.

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

I Had One of Those – 31 York Road

Currently trialling some form of reopening, with regular hours to be announced soon. Sweets and games delivered locally.

Kings Indian Dining

Open for delivery and collection every day. Contactless delivery is available, but only with online payments, so please do visit their website to order.

Papa Johns – 77 High Street

Available Monday-Sunday for takeaway from 12pm and delivery from 4:30pm.

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

Byazntium – 11 York Road

Open for takeaway and dine-in, now taking bookings – please email

Al’s Diner – 2 Heathfield Road

Open. Extra hygiene measures in place and delivery available through website or app. 20% off when you order via or food hub.

Pepes Piri Piri – 52 High Street

Restaurant closed but open for takeaways and home delivery. Order via uber eats. Collection not available. Free delivery on UberEats.

The Spice Merchant – 36 Poplar Road

Open for delivery or collection.

Grace + James – 23 York Road

Wine and cheese delivered to B13 and B14 postcodes. Head to the Shop page on their website, choose items, and pay.

Gorilla Coffee Cafe – 1A/1B Drayton Road

Temporarily closed, but offering freshly made, quality Italian food by delivery. The food is part-cooked, allowing customers to finish cooking it themselves, for an authentic Italian flavour. Deliveries are made twice a week. Orders need to be in by midday on Mondays to guarantee delivery by lunchtime on Tuesday, and for a Friday lunchtime delivery, order by midday on Thursday. All meals are £5 or less, place orders online.

Johnstans Butchers – 74 High Street

Closed, but offering a meat delivery service, especially for nursing homes that are struggling to source large scale deliveries. Delivery is available to anyone, anywhere within a 5-mile radius of Kings Heath. Call 0121 444 4344.



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.

Armadillo – 14 Poplar Road

OTemporarily closed, but still offering free local deliveries with no minimum order, as well as postal deliveries for non-local orders. For more information, email

Balloon Away – 11 Waterloo Road

Open for balloon deliveries so that you don’t have to miss out on those special moments, despite lockdown restrictions. Call 07791 073 110 to discuss your options.

The Jewellery Stop – 44 Poplar Road

Shop now open Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm for all of your costume jewellery and accessory needs. For queries, you can all the team on 0121 444 4449, or shop via the website below.

Contrasts Florists – 54 Poplar Road

While the store remains closed, they are still taking telephone orders for floral arrangements. Call 0121 443 1267 to discuss your options and to pay safely and securely over the phone.

Bike Pro Racing Ltd – 50 High Street

Online and free delivery.

Relax & Comfort – 19 York Road

Showroom now open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm.

Precision Imaging – 4 High Street

Business as usual.

Cooshoo – 21 York Road

Their store reopened from 15th June by appointment only. 

Have your shoes delivered – free for orders over £25.

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

New Look – 155 High Street

Open at adjusted times: Monday – Saturday 9am – 5:30pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm.

Burton – 126 High Street

Open at adjusted times: Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm.

Frank Nutt Sewing Machines – 7 High Street

Online shop still available, with an extensive range of sewing machines and accessories still shipping.

The Works – 5 Scots Corner, High Street

Open Monday – Saturday 8:30am – 5:30pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm.

Kodak Express – 7 Institute Road

Open from 11am – 4pm

Mirrorstone Crystals – 48 Heathfield Road

Reopened from 2nd July.

Health & Beauty


Savers Health & Beauty – 1/3 Alcester Road

Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.

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-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.

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.

Black Market Barber Company – 12 York Road

Reopened as of July 4th. No walk-ins, appointments only for the time being, alongside numerous other new health and safety measures. Use their new online booking system to make an appointment.

Superdrug – 109 High Street

Open every day at reduced hours – Monday-Saturday 9am-5:30pm, 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.

Lloyds Pharmacy – 128 High Street

Open Monday – Friday 8:30am – 8pm, Saturday 8:30am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 6pm. Store limited to only 2 people at a time and customers asked to keep 2 meters apart and pay contactless where possible.

Hemaxi Beauty & Skin Clinic – 63 Alcester Road South

Open from Monday 13th July, offering reduced services for the time being. No treatments on the face are currently being offered, only body and hair treatments.

Seesaw Opticians – 56B Poplar Road

Open for essential and emergency services only. Temporary opening hours are limited to 10am – 1pm on Tuesdays, and 12pm – 2pm on Thursdays, with urgent eye examinations offered on Tuesdays only. If you have an emergency of any kind, please email

Karma Centre – 1 High Street/2 Valentine Road

Offering services online or phone calls.

Ginseng Tang Acupuncture Clinic – 97 High Street

Taking bookings again from July 4th – email

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

Open Monday – Saturday 9am – 5:30pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. The first hour of trading is reserved for elderly and vulnerable customers. All NHS staff receive an in-store discount.

Honest Skincare – 34 Poplar Road

Shop closed so online orders only. Free delivery service to those residing in the B13 and B14 areas. New product available – non-profit Honest Recovery Box.

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. Start with a 14-day free trial.

Barefoot Yoga – 3B Drayton Road

Closed, but going online from Friday 27th March.

Offering pre-recorded classes with live online chat for £5 each.

Holistic Therapy by Aliya – 3B Drayton Road (based inside Barefoot Yoga)

Officially open.

Age UK – 55 Alcester Road

Closed, although staff are working remotely.

Offering a “Befriending Service” via phone to offer regular contact to vulnerably, elderly members of the community.



CircusMASH – 2 Vicarage Road

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

Heritage Estates – 87 High Street

They have resumed appointments and their offices are now open again on an appointment-only basis. Operating with a skeleton staff in the office and continuing to work from home wherever possible.

Spartan Ink – Unit 1, Kings Court, High Street

Temporarily Closed, but invite you to get in touch for quotes and enquiries for future tattoos, help and advice.

Seven Foxes Tattoo – 3 Kingsfield Road

Temporarily closed, but available for future bookings.

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 from 12pm – 2pm only so that people can collect bags of pre-packed food as part of their involvement with #brumtogether. Assistance forms are available to fill out online for those in need of food.

DISCLAIMER – This post was last updated on 06.07.20. Please email if you are aware of any changes or additions to make.