Free Tours Birmingham
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Best Free Tours in Birmingham
Located just at the heart of England, Birmingham is one of the most sadly underrated cities in the UK, even if it’s full of world-class galleries and cultural attractions! The good news? You can still join Free Walking Tours in Birmingham to explore this amazing place with a small group of international travelers before the word goes around and the waves of mass tourism hit the city! In particular, we recommend booking a seat on the Essential Birmingham City Tour to get a perfect introduction to the history and main landmarks in the historic center with a guide in an easy, engaging way. The Free Art Deco Jewellery Quarter Tour delves into the architectural gems of Birmingham’s most infamous quarter, and the work of local sculptor William Bloye. Another very special walk is the Free Birmingham Catacombs Tour, which takes guests around a mysterious and forgotten burial ground for a fun and spooky adventure.
Highlights of a Free Tour in Birmingham
Joining Free Tours in Birmingham you will enroll on a journey that begins in the 7th century, when the city was just a small Saxon settlement. With the passing of time, it became a major center of commerce and, eventually, the leading manufacturing town in the world. At the crossroad of England’s trading routes Birmingham flourished into a unique and incredible city, with a rich architecture and culture. With over 100 miles of canals, the city is indeed a little Venice where tourists can enjoy delightful walks or book a boat trip. The pedestrian-friendly Victoria Square is at the heart of the city, and there, tourists will find the Victorian Town Hall, the Renaissance-style Council House, and the Central Library. The Jewellery Quarter, which once housed more than 200 jewelers' workshops, is another must-see destination. Walking along Vyse and Frederick Streets, travelers will find the Clock Tower and many interesting Art Deco buildings.
Things to Do in Birmingham
Birmingham Free Walking Tours will introduce you to a wealth of attractions for all types of travelers. The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is home to wonderful exhibitions of classic European Art, but travelers can also explore the extensive Botanical Gardens, or Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum. A very special and highly rated attraction is Birmingham Back to Backs, the place where tourists can still visit the small back-to-back brick homes that one where so prolific throughout the city. It’s the perfect place to learn about the difficult living conditions of Birmingham’s working class in the past. And, if you have a penchant for the morbid, there’s the Coffin Museum: A fascinating attraction showcasing the history and traditions of coffin making and funerals. Finally, Birmingham is also a college town with sparkling nightlife, and there are plenty of pubs, bars and restaurants to eat out and have fun around the Chinese Quarter and the Broad Street.