Discovering Birmingham - Positively Birmingham Tour No. 3Understand 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.Content is loosely based on the new tourist guide Discovering Birmingham.This 1 3/4 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
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Centenary Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, EnglandWe start here and introduce the tour. We learn a lot about the city from things in and around the Square.Pass By: Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, West Midlands, EnglandWe 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.Pass By: Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, West Midlands, EnglandWe visit the only Georgian Square still to be found in the city centre. We see the church that Matthew Boulton and James Watt had pews in. We understand how the original middle-class development turned into industrial use and we see how the Square is used today.Pass By: St. Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham, West Midlands, EnglandWe 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.Pass By: Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, EnglandHaving seen St Philip's Cathedral and lots more in between we return towards the Library of Birmingham by several important city Squares.