Birmingham Slogging Gangs Walking Tour with Edward Shelby

Badge of ExcellenceWest Midlands, United Kingdom

From $28.83

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


    What's Included

    • Fun and education
    • Snacks
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Parking Fees (£5 to £30)

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Costa Coffee
      12-13 Aston St, Birmingham B4 7DA, UK

      Just look for the slogging gang member in the flat cap and cravat.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    West Midlands Police Museum

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    The Gunmakers Quarter

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    105 reviews
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    The tour was good and...
    Nicola_M, Mar 2023
    The tour was good and Edward was full of information and knew his stuff and great fun. I would definitely Recommend to anyone good day
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    So glad you enjoyed the tour. We have made a few tweaks to the route lately and added some more information so glad to know you had a good experience. Reviews really help us to improve our tours so thanks so much for taking the time and we hope to see you again soon maybe on our food or night tours.
    Sarah_G, Mar 2023
    It was very good. The host was amazing and very knowledgeable. Lots of walking so you need to be quite active to do.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    So glad you enjoyed the tour. You were a fun group so I had a great time too!
    Very fun guide and worth it
    Janet_G, Mar 2023
    Very fun guide and worth joining teh tour as you get to see Birmingham areas at night with a safe guide leading the way. My son and I enjoyed it
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    It was great to show you the city and teach you all about the different gangs. I do think that doing a tour at night gives you a real sense for what it must have been like so glad you enjoyed it.
    Great tour guide, interesting information
    Amy_S, Mar 2023
    I really liked our Tour Guide Edward. I love that he has built this business and is working on making it even bigger and better. I wish we would’ve had a bit more info about the architecture along the way because there were some stretches that we walked a lot and didn’t see much. That might help it. But it was a great tour, and he provided a great experience with good information.
    Response from Host, Mar 2023
    Glad you enjoyed the tour and I will take on board your feedback and see if we can add information on the walking parts of the tour. Previous feedback has helped us improve our tour so I really appreciate you taking the time to help us give future guests the best possible experience.
    Fun and insightful tour
    Olga_S, Jan 2023
    Fun and insightful two hour tour around Birmingham. We did enjoy the facts about real Peaky Blinders gang.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    So glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you again soon
    What a fabulous experience!
    Usmiffys, Jan 2023
    Fabulous experience....awesome, funny and informative. Our guide was amazing. We would definitely recommend this tour to family and friends.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    really glad you enjoyed the tour. It was great to show you the city
    Peaky Experience!
    Perry_T, Dec 2022
    Very interesting tour, well brought to life by Edward who is most entrepreneurial in nature & has a great knowledge on the Peaky Blinders
    Response from Host, Dec 2022
    So glad you enjoyed the tour. It was great to show you the city
    Olga_R, Nov 2022
    We spent two tours walking around the city, but the explanations were very short, about 3 minutes each. We did not visit China Town and the tour did not finish where it says. The Peaky Blinders pub is disappointing. Do not expect many references from the TV show.
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Sorry you found the tour disappointing. However I do think this may be down to personal taste since another review from your tour described it as possibly the finest tour he had ever taken and also made comments about when we visited China Town on the tour. He described the Peaky Blinders Pub as "a brilliant pub" but I do accept that this pub may not be to everyones taste which is why we visit a very different pub at the end of the tour.
    A fine trip around Birmingham
    Ann_r, Nov 2022
    A really Nice trip around Birmingham with an introduction to the gangster environment during Peaky Blinders. The trip was arranged by a really Nice Young man who did his homework. A single input to the guide, from People who are not familar with Birmingham; bring a map, and show where you are going and where each gang had their territories;-) and make fun facts about the city, during the tour;-) Thank you for at really Nice couple of hours;-)
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Thanks so much for the review. The map is a great idea and we will definitely look into adding that to the tour. Our tour is constantly evolving so this kind of feedback really helps us to make the best possible tour we can.
    Great experience! Our...
    Ivona_L, Nov 2022
    Great experience! Our guide was very knowledgeable and told the story in an engaging and interactive way. Enjoyed the tour a lot!
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    It was lovely to have you on our tour and so great to hear you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again soon
    Not what we expected
    Ann_W, Oct 2022
    Not what we expected, the guide, Edward Shelby, was very knowlegable on the subject of The Peaky Blinders, but thought there would be more historic places to see.
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Unfortunately, Hitler was not kind to the city of a thousand trades and much of the city was destroyed during the war. However, we do visit the lockup where the Peaky Blinders were held and the area where the Gunquarter gang hung out to show you what Birmingham was like at the time. The tour does also try to show how the Peaky Blinders have influenced the city today by showing you Peaky Blinder art installations and themed attractions.
    Fun tour
    Catherine_C, Oct 2022
    The guide was great and told us lots of interesting facts about the real peaky blinders compared with the tv show.
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Happy to hear you joined the tour and would be great to see you again on our food tour or drinking tour
    Really good attitud and...
    Silvana_M, Jun 2022
    Really good attitud and friendly tour guide.. Accurate historic referencies. We enjoyed the tour through Bham City Centre
    Very interesting and fun walking tour
    ashbyinoz, May 2022
    Really enjoyed our walking tour with Edward learning all about the real Peaky Blinders and history around those times