May 25, 2021

I think you’d agree, Kings Heath has one of the best High Street’s in Birmingham, if not THE best! But there’s plenty to see just off the beaten track as well – our slice of Birmingham is bursting with hidden gems, and we want to shine a spotlight on Poplar Road. From beauty, fashion and health to food, drink and shopping, there’s a whole world of local independents waiting to be discovered just a stone’s throw away. Check out some of these fantastic businesses below.


The Jewellery Stop – 44 Poplar Road
The Jewellery Stop has an extensive range of colourful costume jewellery, scarves and accessories. Quote in store or enter code at checkout for 15% off your next purchase. Code: EKH21. Expires 30th June.

Monday – Friday
9:30am – 4:30pm


Armadillo – 14 Poplar Road
Armadillo brings you colourful, crafty, lovely things in a way that is ethical and responsible, specialising in beads and craft materials, wool and knitting supplies, and colourful gifts and cards.

Monday – Saturday
10:30am – 5:30pm


Frank Nutt Sewing Machines – 17-23 Poplar Road
Frank Nutt Sewing Machines is a family business providing sewing machines for all budgets and hobby types; extensive showroom here in Kings Heath with over 100 machines on display!

Open by appointment only for the time being.
Monday – Tuesday + Thursday – Saturday.


The Spice Merchant – 36 Poplar Road
Kashmiri cuisine at its’ finest, The Spice Merchant is open for takeaway, delivery and collection. Call 0121 444 1414 or find them on Just Eat and Deliveroo.

Monday – Wednesday
4:30pm – 10:45pm
4:30pm – 10pm
Friday – Sunday
4:30pm – 11pm


Harvest Skincare – 34 Poplar Road
Harvest Skincare is an independent organic skincare brand, a home-grown business that started in 2009 and now has almost 100 like-minded stockists worldwide. Their team serves the local community and their online customers from the firmly established Kings Heath store.

Be sure to check out their brand new range, which has recently launched into Cos stores all over the world – amazing news!

Monday 10am – 3pm
Tuesday 10am – 5pm
Wednesday, Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday, Saturday 10am – 5pm

Biscotto – 8 Poplar Road
After a recent refurbishment, Biscotto came back better than ever. Their counter is always full of homemade goodies to take away, or you can make the most of their beautiful garden and book yourself an afternoon tea! Call 07804627212 or 01216798044 to book and check opening times.


Seesaw Optician – 56B Poplar Road
Your local family optician, specialising in friendly, honest and professional services for all ages, budgets and styles. Currently offering free lenses and free eye tests!

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays
11am – 3pm
10am – 5:30pm

Swift Laundrette – 52 Poplar Road
Swift Launderette is a family business and has been providing the best in clothes care for almost 50 years. Not only can their experts look after your washing, drying and ironing needs, but they can also dry-clean and carry out repairs and alterations as well.

Monday – Sunday

10am – 4pm


Lia Solicitors – 6 Poplar Road
Lia Solicitors is a unique law firm who understand their clients’ needs both from the legal and cultural point of view. Their Kings Heath office can provide expert legal services to businesses and private individuals from all walks of life.

Call to make an enquiry or book an appointment.

0121 444 0020

Antiques & Curios Creations – 3 Poplar Road
Discover the treasure trove that is Antiques & Curios Creations on Poplar Road.

Monday – Saturday
10am – 6pm