Follow in the footsteps of ex-convicts during a tour of Shrewsbury Prison, home to over 200 years worth of history. You’ll explore the former jail with a prison office who once managed the wings, for the inside scoop on what used to occur within the walls. You’ll hear tales about capital punishment and see the spots on which executions took place.
Do you have what it takes to join a Birmingham Slogging gang? If so we are looking for new recruits so come and join our guide, Edward Shelby, a member of the slogging gangs. He will show you the city and teach you the ways of the gangs and how the reality differs from their portrayal in popular culture.. This tour will be centred around the historical and cultural aspects of the Birmingham slogging gangs. You will see the jails where the real life slogging gangs, were held were held and learn about how they terrorised Birmingham in the late 19th and early 20th century. This tour will explore gang members such as Billy Kimber, Alfie Solomon and the Italian Mob. This two-hour tour begins and ends at Aston University, with parking available and goes deep into historical gang territories. The tour will have two stops at local pubs where guests are welcome to buy a drink whilst hearing more about the Birmingham gangs of the last two centuries.
Get an intimate glimpse into Birmingham’s vibrant city center on a walking tour that reveals aspect of the city’s culture and history that you might otherwise miss. Get the inside scoop on city life from your guide, and discover hidden gems and backstreets that even some locals don’t know about.
Take Birmingham at your own pace with your own dedicated guide on a private tour. Choose any start time, and we can pick you up at your hotel in the city center.
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the city as you travel back through the centuries to discover how our city exploded from a small market town, to the second largest city in the UK.
On this 1.5 hour tour, you'll not only see and learn about our history, but you’ll also gain an authentic insight into modern life in the city today and explore some hidden gems along the way! From Birmingham’s boom during the industrial revolution, to our iconic canals, and of course, the home of Cadbury chocolate! There’s something for everyone on this unique experience.
The Bear Grylls Adventure is the perfect way to gain new skills, and test your physical and mental endurance. It’s a safe and fun way to try out physical challenges inspired by Bear Grylls, without being alone in the wilderness. Choose from activities like indoor climbing, iFLY indoor skydiving, and archery plus an assault course. Qualified instructors guide you through your chosen activities, and digital photography from your Base Camp experience is included.
Test out your problem-solving skills and feel the adrenaline rush of racing against the clock with this escape room experience in Birmingham. Perfect for groups, this immersive experience allows you to work together to solve puzzles in a horror-themed room. Secure your ticket in advance to get a specific time slot and date to suit your schedule—which means less waiting time, so you can get straight to the action.
Appreciating Birmingham’s unique architectural heritage can be tricky on a self-led excursion. Explore Birmingham’s canals and landmarks on a walking tour, and discover the Georgian, Victorian, and modern influences on the cityscape. Gain intimate insight into Brindleyplace, Broad Street, and beyond as you explore with your live guide or audio guide, and gain a comprehensive overview of the history and heritage of the English industrial city.
Experience Birmingham through the eyes of a local during a walking tour that takes you off the beaten path. Ideal for first-time visitors looking to an introduction to the industrial city, this tour includes personal headphones to ensure you hear the guide clearly at all times. Plus, even if you're a local, this tour promises to reveal things that you never knew about Birmingham.
Indulge your inner speed demon with a visit to the National Motorcycle Museum and marvel at the world’s largest collection of British motorcycles. With your flexible entry ticket, you’ll have as much time as you like to browse the 1,000 models on display, including rarities like the 1898 Beeston Humber Tricycle, classics like the Triumph ‘Slippery Sam’ and modern Superbikes.
Our slogging gang is looking for new recruits, so join Edward Shelby, a distant cousin of the real-life Birmingham gang, as he shows you around the city and teaches you the ropes of being a gang member in the late 19th century. Find out what it was like to walk in the streets the slogging gangs ruled at night and explore parts of the city not covered on our daytime tour. How did the gangs use the canals? How did alcohol add to the gang problem. What did the city do to try to control it? On this tour, you will discover the answers and experience five unique drinking establishments, from real ale pubs to gin palaces and cocktail bars. Participate in some fun activities, such as drinking games and a pub quiz, while learning about the impact of gangs and alcohol on the city. Our night tour is perfect for hen and stag nights, birthdays, team-building events, or a great way to meet new people. Private tours are available for ten or more people on request and are subject to availability.
Discover the multicultural city of Birmingham at your own pace during a self-guided treasure hunt that reveals the rich history of the midlands city. Listen to engaging stories and facts that you won’t find in the guide book, and spot things that even locals miss—all you need is your smartphone.
Enjoy a budget-friendly, one-of-a-kind way to explore Birmingham: this self-led smartphone game will bring the city’s spooky history to life. After signing up, download the app and set off at a time that suits you best. You’ll solve clues and discover top landmarks, from the Birmingham Town Hall and the Gas Street Basin to the Hall of Memory. You’ll also hear ghost stories and creepy lore during your tour.
Built in 1793, Shrewbsury Prison stands today as a key example of Georgian and Victorian architecture and heritage. Pick a start time that works best for you, make your own way to the landmark, and then spend as long as you’d like discovering its highlights. While exploring, you can take in its interactive elements, learn about its history, and discover its spooky lore on a self-guided tour.
This is a tour that immerses you in the local culture and a chance to understand the city's diverse communities. Handsworth has a bad reputation, but it also has a strong character with diverse people who live in the area from musicians, celebrities and sports. The area has been visited by Prince Charles and many others. They say that to find the real heartbeat of the city you have to visit the gritty areas that most tourists are told to avoid. The BHWN team will safely guide you through this historic area to capture the unique history of the African Caribbean community in the city.
Discover a secluded oasis in the midst of the city on a visit to Birmingham’s Winterbourne House and Botanic Garden. Learn about site’s history as you explore its 7 acres of cultivated gardens and restored Edwardian-style property, and enjoy an intimate glimpse of around 6000 unique floral species. Book ahead to guarantee entry, and take advantage of extended daily opening hours to visit at a time that suits you.
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You will see the most famous places in Birmingham. I will take you through old Jewellery square, where the British industry was born. I show you where the greatest scientists walked. I will teach you about the greatest people from Birmingham. Finally, I will also show you the most beautiful architecture and modern buildings
Get a glimpse of traditional Birmingham and learn more about the city’s industries and culture on this private walking tour of the Jewellery Quarter. Tick off landmarks such as the Coffin Works Museum, Button Factory food mall, and St. Paul's Church and learn more about the area’s famous jewellers and social history from your local guide.
Explore the UK’s second-largest city without getting lost on this Birmingham highlights tour. Along the way, enjoy guide stories about the city’s history and architecture, and learn secrets that only locals know about. Places you’ll pass include Victoria Square, St. Philip’s Cathedral, the Town Hall, Centenary Square, the Canals of Birmingham, and Brindley Place.
Birmingham is the main city of England’s West Midlands and one of the cores for the country's Industrial Revolution. It will also host the Commonwealth Games in 2022. Explore the city starting from the Centenary Square, marking the city center, down to the easily recognizable Brindley Place, and other notable attractions along the way. Admire the beauty of outstanding museums & galleries and also the thriving legacies of the city's industrial heritage.
Familiarize yourself with the UK’s second city on this self-guided audio tour of Birmingham. Choose to follow the tailor-made itinerary or explore the city in your own way, with unlimited access to the commentary playlist over a six-day validity period. Visit landmarks including Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, the Jewellery Quarter, and Cadbury World and gain deeper insight into the city’s history and culture.
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See Birmingham through the eyes of a local writer and photographer on an art-focused walking tour, designed to pique your curiosities at every turn. You’ll discover the art and architecture that abounds in England’s second city, and hear fun facts about the city as you walk. Just remember to bring your own earphones to catch all the commentary.
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"The friendly and knowledgeable young guide told us lots of history and interesting stories. He showed us the best places, and we had a great couple of hours. He was very polite and pleasant, and it was 100% worth going on for us because it made exploring the city easier."..."
"The friendly and knowledgeable young guide told us lots of history and interesting stories. He showed us the best places, and we had a great couple of hours. He was very polite and pleasant, and it was 100% worth going on for us because it made exploring the city easier."
From Canals and Victorians to Today's City: Birmingham Walking Tour
"A sightseeing tour de so of history, the guide is attentive and willing to answer any questions, after the usual tour I asked to see the city's famous Graphites and the guide finished the tour and took me into the jungle of Birmingham, full of spectacular Graphites."..."
"A sightseeing tour de so of history, the guide is attentive and willing to answer any questions, after the usual tour I asked to see the city's famous Graphites and the guide finished the tour and took me into the jungle of Birmingham, full of spectacular Graphites."
Fun, Flexible Treasure Hunt Around Birmingham with Cryptic Clues & Hidden Gems
"This might not look much but it really is enjoyable and at times challenging. It shows hidden parts of Birmingham's past and the impressive and very visible new parts. It is great if you don't like following a group."..."
"This might not look much but it really is enjoyable and at times challenging. It shows hidden parts of Birmingham's past and the impressive and very visible new parts. It is great if you don't like following a group."
"Vicky our tour guide was absolutely brilliant. Her depth of knowledge was incredible and she really brought our tour of the Jewellery Quarter to life. She could talk about every aspect of the history of the area. Fascinating!"..."
"Vicky our tour guide was absolutely brilliant. Her depth of knowledge was incredible and she really brought our tour of the Jewellery Quarter to life. She could talk about every aspect of the history of the area. Fascinating!"
Birmingham to Heathrow Airport private taxi transfers
"The driver was excellent. He was able to tell things to see on my next trip back. I learned a little about London and the train system as well. I like to talk, makes time pass by, but I am sure if I wanted silence he would have given me that as well. Very respectful, and easy to find when I got off the train! I will be back and hope to get him as my driver again."..."
"The driver was excellent. He was able to tell things to see on my next trip back. I learned a little about London and the train system as well. I like to talk, makes time pass by, but I am sure if I wanted silence he would have given me that as well. Very respectful, and easy to find when I got off the train! I will be back and hope to get him as my driver again."