Discovering Birmingham Afternoon Walking Tour

By Positively Birmingham Walking Tours


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  • Discovering Birmingham - Positively Birmingham Tour No. 3We use a live audio system - the guide wears a transmitter and our guests wear a receiver. You hear every word even if you are well away making it perfect for social distancing. Understand how Birmingham developed and see that many of today’s ways of working have deep roots in our past. A real investigation into today's city in the context of the history of this centre of the industrial revolution now facing up to the future in a determined way. In particular we explore: • Earlier times – medieval origins • From Georgian entrepreneurs to Victorian idealists • Jewellery Quarter • Canal city • An artistic side • Today's city developing for the future.This 2 hour walking tour gives a great introduction to the city and will be of interest equally to local people and visitors alike.Tours start/finish: Library of Birmingham front entrance

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What's included, what's not

  • Local guide
  • We loan an audio receiver so you can hear the guides talking even from a distance.
  • There are no entry tickets required for this tour.

Know before you book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We try not to cancel tours even with adverse weather conditions. If it is raining please bring a suitable coat or umbrella. In the event of icy conditions the tour route may be adapted.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transport
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
  • Our live audio system allows a social distance of at least 2m between individuals. In fact you can be much further away if you wish. If you do not bring your own earphones with a 3.5mm jack we provide a new pair that you keep at the end. Routes selected to keep away from crowded areas of the city.
  • Returns to original departure point
  • Departure time: 1:30 PM

What you can expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Centenary Square, Broad St., Birmingham B1 2AE England

We start here and introduce the tour. We learn a lot about the city from things in and around the Square.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham England

We enter the Jewellery Quarter by a secret canal route that even locals do not use. We learn about the way the Jewellery Quarter developed and the different types of business that developed from Gergian times. We see the way the modern Quarter is taking its place in today's city.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: St. Chad's Cathedral, St. Chad's Queensway, Birmingham B4 6EQ England

We view St Chads from the inner ring road. We appreciate only too well the issues with post-war redevelopment when the car was king. We decide for ourselves if Birmingham has a planned redevelopment.

Stop At: Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BD England

Having seen St Philip's Cathedral and lots more in between we return towards the Library of Birmingham by several important city Squares.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: St. Paul's Church, St. Paul's Square Hockley, Birmingham B3 1QU England

Known as the Jewellery Quarter church we view the outside of this lovely 1779 example of Georgian architecture.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear and equipment sanitised between use

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • West Midlands
  • Birmingham England

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA, UK West Midlands
    • Birmingham England

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