Victoria Square

The pedestrian square is the center of the city and was renamed for Queen Victoria, only two weeks before she passed away.

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Library of Birmingham
Located on the 7th story of the Birmingham Library, the secret garden is a public oasis above the city.
The Canal House Pub
The upscale, urban pub has risen to the challenge of providing epicurean dishes while still maintaining the antiquated charm of English pubs.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Housing an incredible array from various schools and periods, including the English, Flemish, and Spanish school, the museum is a must-see for any art lover.
With its extensive restaurant and bar scene, the canal development warrants a stroll at any time of day.
Gas Street Basin
The canal-lined basin where some of the largest canals in the city meet the port.

Related Tours

Welcome to Birmingham: Private 2-hour Highlights Walking Tour
Immerse yourself in Birmingham's history and learn how the city grew from a market town to the second-largest city in the UK through the centuries. Home to Cadbury chocolate and iconic canals throughout the city, Birmingham is an exciting, full-of-life destination,  just an hour away by train from London.

On your private highlights tour, you will:

  • Visit St. Philip's Cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of Birmingham, constructed with elegant English Baroque architecture in the 18th century;
  • Walk down Broad Street, the centre of Birmingham's financial district as well as a very popular spot in the city's nightlife;
  • Explore Centenary Square,  surrounded by Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Library of Birmingham and Baskerville House;
  • See the Symphony Hall, one of the finest concert halls in the world;
  • Take a stroll down Victoria Square, home to the Council House and Birmingham's Town Hall;
  • Discover Chamberlain Square, named after Joseph Chamberlain;
  • See the exterior of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (temporarily closed);
  • Walk past Bullring & Grand Central, the largest shopping centre in the city;
  • See Gas Street Basin, an area located at the heart of Birmingham's iconic canals;
  • Find great dining options at Brindley Place, an area filled with bars and restaurants.

Birmingham remains one of the largest industrial cities in the UK and it's known as the ‘City of a Thousand Trades’ as it was the world’s first manufacturing town, but it's also famous for its rich cultural heritage, from legendary rock music to a rich food & cuisine scene.

It is also home to Cadbury, a British loved chocolate brand that originated in the streets of Birmingham, founded by John Cadbury in 1824, and in 1990 it opened its doors to Cadbury World where visitors can see how their favourite chocolate is made.

Birmingham became also a popular destination after the show Peaky Blinders aired, as it told the story of a 20th-century local gang that operated on the streets of the city putting it under the spotlight for the first time.



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