From Canals and Victorians to Today's City: Birmingham Walking Tour

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From $22.57

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive introduction to England’s second city
  • Explore with a guide for intimate insight into Birmingham’s heritage
  • Be immersed in the city’s ambiance as you explore by foot
  • Discover landmarks including Gas Street Basin and the ICC

What's Included

  • We use a live audio system. Each guest is loaned a receiver to hear the guide who wears a radio transmitter. Guest bring their own earphones with a 3.5mm socket or we provide a new pair.
  • This tour may use an audio system - but not always.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Library of Birmingham
    Centenary Sq, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA, UK

    We start and end at the main entrance of the Library of Birmingham in Centenary Square, B1 2EA

Start time

01:30 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Library of Birmingham

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

International Convention Centre Birmingham

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Our route can be accessible for wheelchairs but we do need to modify the route and would appreciate an email from you if you intend to bring a wheelchair. Our Access Policy is clearly stated on the Positively Birmingham Walking Tours website.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
Had a great time very informative and learned a lot about Birmingham, the earphones are great so you can hear the guide and not have to be too close, i would recommend.
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Fantastic city
Alessandro_L, Mar 2023
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.
An exciting experience!
Yasmine_F, Nov 2022
Our tour guide Jonathon was so welcoming and made us feel at home. He was well informed and made the tour very interesting.The listed buildings and the concrete pieces of Art on the walls we were showed made me realise how important it is restore old buildings and pieces of Art which makes Birmingham so interesting amongst the modern buildings and roads that are being built
Great way to learn about Birmingham
David_K, Jul 2022
Had a great time very informative and learned a lot about Birmingham, the earphones are great so you can hear the guide and not have to be too close, i would recommend.
Fun interesting & informative
Claire_D, Jul 2022
An interesting informative day discovering a little of the history of Birmingham & viewing a little of that which was left from previous times. Friendly knowledgable guide.
Jonathan was great!
annamassad, Apr 2022
We had our tour with Jonathan, and he was INCREDIBLE! He was fun, energetic, has a fantastic knowledge about the city and most importantly he made everything very interesting saying here and there fun facts about the city, not only historical facts but current ones that the city it's been through! Good luck with you book Jonathan!
Great fun
Nicola_L, Apr 2022
Jonathan was very engaging and shared lots of interesting details on the area. We would thoroughly recommend his tours, and they benefit the homeless people of Birmingham.
Not to be missed tour of Birmingham
Gene_S, Apr 2022
Fabulous tour with Jonathan Berg. He is not only super knowledgeable but high energy. Get ready for a fun tour with fast talking and fast walking Jonathan
Very good tour
Andrea_S, Feb 2022
Our guide, Jonathan, was knowledgeable but still entertaining. He kept time well. With his comments and visuals he brought the city of Birmingham close to us. We enjoyed every minute of the tour.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
HI - Thanks for taking the time to feedback to us - viatl as we ensure we offer great fun tours of the city through the important year of 2022 in Birmingham. Do come again soon on one of other tours - the Sunday tour; 'Discovering Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter' restarts on March 6th and is full of surprises.
We thoroughly enjoyed all...
Sue_H, Dec 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed all of it, Jonathan was excellent, making the whole tour very enjoyable. Good value, even the horrendous weather did not spoil the tour, Jonathan kept us as dry as he possibly could.
Sheefa_D, Oct 2021
The whole walking tour was fantastic. Really interesting hearing about the history of Birmingham. Best bit was the cathedral.
Stefan_B, Sep 2021
Very nice tour. Very infotaining. Great guide. The guide had a good micro so it was always easy to unterstand.
Great tour
Adesina_O, Jul 2021
Great fun, really interesting, lots info given, guide was very charismatic and knowledgeable, adding to the experience
MASAO_F, Mar 2020