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A real haven in a mad crazy world

I joined thanks to the Shakespeare reading evening on a Tuesday night, but it is a great place to... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Michael H
A library with a lovely cafe attached

Although the BMI is a private members library (joining is very reasonable), the first floor cafe is... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
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5 Feb 2017
“A real haven in a mad crazy world”
15 Jan 2017
“A library with a lovely cafe attached”
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Formed by an Act of Parliament in 1854, the BMI has served as an important part of Birmingham's educational and cultural life for nearly 150 years, and boasts Charles Dickens as one of its early presidents.
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

I joined thanks to the Shakespeare reading evening on a Tuesday night, but it is a great place to just chill out and relax. The staff all seem very friendly which is lovely too.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Although the BMI is a private members library (joining is very reasonable), the first floor cafe is open to all. Good food in comfortable if quirky surroundings make this an ideal bolt-hole for a peaceful meal with a book or newspaper...

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Reviewed 11 May 2015

The seats in lecture hall were a bit uncomfortable for an all-day meeting, but the coffee lunch does lovely, freshly made sandwiches with side salad

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