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2 hour small group private tour - Special Post-Lockdown Prices for Summer 2020

  • A 2 hour walking tour gives a great introduction to the city. Conducted by knowledgeable local people and designed to be fun, informative and unforgettable.
  • Choose your date and start time and tour itinerary.
  • Email us your requirements from the email link on the front page of our webisite:

We can suggest places to eat before or after the tour. Flexible pick up and drop off points to suit. We can ameet at your city centre hotel or a one of the three city centre railway stations. OUr standard start and finish point is the entrance of the Library of Birmingham which has car parking behind the Library that normally has spaces.

Here are two popular tours we could base you private tour itinerary on:

Tour 1: Canals and Victorians to today's city: We look at early development right up to the present day. From industrial growth in Georgian times, the coming of the canals, then on to Victorian times where the town developed as a world producer of metal goods but also had to cope with issues of huge success. Moving into the 20th Century the Brutalist concrete architecture and today the way the city is moving forward. The Black Lives Matter campaign has had a focus in Birmingham - a truly multi-cultural city. We include an honest discussion on the major roles of Birmingham in the slave trade - things that many do not fully appreciate and which now deserve our consideration.

Tour 3: Discovering Birmingham: Take the 'secret canal' to the Jewellery Quarter and understand industries from artisan jewellers right up to  giants of electroplating and pen nib manufacturing. See where the city is heading into the future. Appreciate Birmingham's the extent of the town's role in and reliance on 17th and 18th century slave trade. Includes major city Squares and a great introduction to the city and Jewellery Quarter and will be of interest equally to local people and visitors.

Keeping Coronavirus safe: We work to the UK Government guidelines for tourism related industries. We use a live audio system which means we can spread apart on tour. We have decided to maintain a 2-metre guidline for social distancing unless you are part of the same family group/bubble.

Earphones: Please bring your own earphones with 3.5 mm jack. Alternatively you can purchase a new pair, (£1) which you keep at the end.

Tours start/finish: Library of Birmingham entrance, Centenary Square, B1 2ND

An eTicket: Is sent to you after booking. This is sent manually and has full joining instructions. If you are booking close to the start time then just come to the meeting point for the tour start time.

Donations to our Charity: We support Sifa Fireside who work on acute and longer term homeless issues in Birmingham with at least 10% of all sales going to their work.

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