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Birmingham School Walk

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Discover the ‘names’ that made Birmingham great!

Birmingham Tours provides private guided Birmingham walking tours for groups all year round. Our themed walking tours are conducted by qualified Heart of England Blue Badge guides so that you have the most informative, enjoyable and entertaining experience. The walking tours usually last approximately one and a half to two hours but we are totally flexible in terms of timing and starting point so that we fit in with your itinerary. Minimum numbers (usually around 25 people) or minimum charge applies.

Birmingham School Walk

Perfect for school parties of approximately 20 to 30 children – a walking tour which discovers how Birmingham developed and the ‘names’ that made Birmingham great. Walks designed to suit your school study and year group – larger groups can be accommodated on the Big Brum Open Top Bus.

The walk starts at the mediaeval centre around St Martin’s Church and the Bullring including the latest `shop till you drop’ iconic building of Selfridges. Did you know that approximately 16,000 aluminium discs reside on a concrete background painted in Yves Klein blue!

Follow the time line to Victorian Birmingham and the 21st century of Queen Elizabeth II. Discover the hidden secrets of the city – where is the little black dog, the smallest woman? New Street, Victoria Square, Centenary Square, the ICC, Symphony Hall, Brindley Place. The walk finishes at Gas Street Basin to look at the canal system which played a major role in the industrialisation of the city – learn about Birmingham’s unique past, architectural heritage and the people who put Birmingham on the map.

Link this walk with a visit to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery or the new library.


“We had a fantastic day in Birmingham! I would strongly recommend it to other schools. Mrs Moore was great, she knew exactly what to do and where to go, from simple things – like a toilet stop! to ensuring that we were all in ear-shot. The level of discussion was well pitched and the length of the tour was perfect for the age group. Our work back at school reflects a very good understanding into the contrasts between city and village life – in fact, we are making `Top Trumps’ on Birmingham landmarks tomorrow!”Mrs Helen Hughes, West Felton School, Shropshire

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