Being an avid budget enthusiast, (or professional cheapskate) I love finding a bargain when going shopping!
Hearing that the biggest Primark in the UK is in Birmingham, I decided to take a trip up there, with my best friend Claire to see what the fuss was about.
One of the best things we did was parking via JustPark, a parking app that lets you find secure parking that isnt far from the centre. We hit the jackpot with this one as it was actually a private carpark and only cost £5 for the day!
Food is often where our money ends up, we took a walk into the shopping centre and found a lovely little cafe called SOHO coffee co. attracted initially by the interior we went in and found a lovely spot by the window where we could watch people walk by. I dont know about you , but people watching seems to be a favourite past-time for us! Theres something msmerising about how different but the same everyone is passing by, from the man dressed as a pirate to the family with young children to the elderly couple, all rushing about thier day.
Lunch cost us £9.20 each for a coffee each,a cake and a Sandwich. The Cake's were vegan and tasted delicious. Besides being slightly heavier than your usuall victoria sponge, you wouldnt tell the difference.
The all important question asked when I got home was, was it worth going all the way to Birmingham to go to Primark?Honestly, it sounds extreme but the store is like a shopping centre itself! The tidiest Primark I have been to, not to mention the huge selection of fluffy socks!
Because the store is so huge, it didn't feel crowded and we were able to spend a good few hours finding clothes and trying things on.