Walking Tours in Birmingham city centre

Sometimes the best way to find out more about a place is on foot.  Walking tours have become a popular option both for visitors to a city, and also for locals who want to find out more about the area in which they live. Hitting the streets can give you a new perspective on what’s around you, allowing you time to stop and think, and to take in your surroundings. Enjoy the exercise and learn about the history of Brum at the same time.    We’ve had a look at some of the walking tours currently available in Birmingham city centre.

Discovering Birmingham Sunday Afternoon Walking Tours

When: Every Sunday from 30 December 2018 – 3 February 2019
Time: 13:30 – 15:15

Beginning at the Library of Birmingham the tour looks at how Birmingham has developed and is moving into the future covering topics such as its medieval origins, the Jewellery Quarter and the canals.

For more information and to book visit Positively Birmingham.

Brum Tours

Brum Tours offer a variety of walking tours to suit your interests, from the Birth of Birmingham tour to the Peaky Blinder tours.  Led by a local team of knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides, including Brum’s very own favourite historian Dr Carl Chinn, there is sure to be something for everyone.  These tours make ideal group events to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries and are a great way to socialise with friends and family whilst learning about this amazing city.

For more information and to book visit Brum Tours.

In the Footsteps of Sir Edward Burne-Jones

This walk introduces you to some of the city’s most historic buildings and sites including the Museum and Art Gallery and St Philip’s Square, to view various architectural styles such as English Baroque and Victorian Gothic.

Beginning at the Museum and Art Gallery in Chamberlain Square, you’ll cross to Victoria Square, along New Street and on to Grand Central, then to the Bullring and St Martin’s Church and finally St Philip’s Church before heading back to the Museum and Art Gallery.  Along the way you’ll also see the birthplace of Edward Burne-Jones and learn about the medieval origins of the Bullring.

For more information and to book visit Positively Birmingham.

Birmingham Art Deco & William Bloye walking tour

When: Saturday 16 February 2019
Time: 13:00 – 15:00

Uncover the Art Deco buildings of the city centre, and the work of Birmingham’s foremost sculptor William Bloye. William Bloye was Birmingham’s unofficial civic sculptor whose work can be found all over Birmingham. Covering approximately two miles this tour is perfect if you are interested in the architecture of Birmingham.

For further information about this and other tours, visit Birmingham Heritage Walking Tours

Ghost Walks

When: 11 January 2019
Time: 19:00

If you fancy something spooky, why not try the Birmingham Graveyard Ghost Walk. Starting at the churchyard of St Philips Cathedral you will visit the city’s graveyards and stroll through the city’s past listening to stories of plague and murder.  The tour lasts approximately two hours and finishes in the Jewellery Quarter.  Further information can be found here.

Car Parking

B4 Car Park is a great place to leave your car while you enjoy a walking tour.   Located in the Snow Hill area of the city the entrance is on Weaman Street and offers convenience and great value.  Customers can benefit from discounted parking when they sign-up for free membership, with 50% discount off the standard tariff at weekends and 20% discount off the standard tariff during the week.