Welcome to Birmingham

Alongside Birmingham's picturesque canals, waterside attractions, outstanding museums and galleries is an explosion of gastronomic restaurants, cool and/or secret cocktail bars and craft breweries. Thriving legacies of the city's industrial heritage include its Jewellery Quarter, Cadbury manufacturing plant and former custard factory turned cutting-edge creative hub.

And in 2022, Birmingham will host the Commonwealth Games. 'Brum', as it's locally dubbed, is buzzing.

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$108.03 Cultural & Theme Tours

Harry Potter Tour at Warner Bros. Studio from Birmingham

Your full-day tour starts with a morning pickup from central Birmingham to take you to Leavesden for a 12:30 noon start of your Warner Bros Studio Tour London. Begin where Harry started, at the Cupboard Under the Stairs, before watching an enchanting welcome video and heading into The Great Hall – one of the biggest sets at the studios. As you travel through, see an unbelievable selection of actual costumes, props and special effects pieces, all kept in pristine condition.As you explore the studios, see The Burrow, Hagrid’s Hut, the Gryffindor Common Room, Dumbledore’s office and much more. From small details like Dumbledore’s Pensieve to the larger pieces like the fantastic animatronic door to the Chamber of Secrets. Have fun riding a broom through London at the Green Screen exhibit and board the Hogwarts Express on Platform 9¾. See Privet Drive, the Knight Bus, buy a Butterbeer™ on the backlot and get up close to the prosthetics and animatronics in the special effects department – there is so much to see!For your return back to Birmingham, board the coach at 4:30pm from the Studios, arriving back to Birmingham Coach Station at around 6:30pm and Birmingham New Street at around 6.45pm.

$13.44 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

National Motorcycle Museum Admission

Visit: National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, West Midlands, EnglandThe National Motorcycle Museum is ideally situated in the once renowned workshop capital of the world, centrally based in the UK, with ideal network links through all major routes, i.e. M42, Birmingham International Railway Station and Birmingham International Airport, all on our doorstep. The Museum has ample free parking with wheelchair accessibility.Set over five halls this tour will take you back in history, from Veteran and Pioneer motorcyclist to Riders of the Modern Superbike era.The gift shop offers an extensive range of motorcycle related books, souvenirs & memorabilia to motorbike apparel catering for all the family.The Museum’s Archive stocks an ever changing inventory of original motorcycle books, technical literature & sales publications (Bruce Main Smith). Available to purchase in shop and online you will find an alphabetical listing of an extensive archive of over 4000 photocopy sets, including motorcycle Workshop Manuals, Illustrated Parts books, Annual Sales Catalogues and Instruction books.

$21.54 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

SEA LIFE Birmingham Admission Ticket

Visit: National Sea Life Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands, EnglandBe transported into an amazing underwater world!Dive in at Penguin Ice Adventure and Adventure in to the rarely seen Antarctic landscape and marvel at the cheeky antics of our new feathered friends, as they dive beneath the freezing waters and play in their icy home. Discover the majestic jellyfish, take a peek at our Asian short-clawed otters and experience the 4D Cinema before venturing into the depths of the rainforest to encounter deadly piranhas and poison dart frogs.Then plunge underwater as you walk through the UK’s only 360° Ocean Tunnel, surrounded by our majestic sharks, shimmering fish and Molokai the giant green sea turtle!Have you ever wanted to stroke a Starfish, tickle a Sea Anemone or feel the shell of a Crab? Now’s your chance, because at our Rockpool area you can do both! Our experts will be on hand through this unique opportunity to learn more about these fascinating micro-habitats and the incredible creatures that thrive in them.Get up close to our resident Asian Short Clawed Otters, Mango and Starsky. Watch as they splash about in their Otter pool and snack on their favourite treats - peanuts!Plus you can now get closer than ever before to some of the world’s most intelligent sea creatures and meet Bev the Giant Pacific Octopus in our new exhibit for 2017, Octopus Hideout!

$81.02 Cultural & Theme Tours

Peaky Blinders Full-Day Filming Locations Tour in Liverpool

Follow the exploits of the Shelby family, better known as the Peaky Blinders gang on this day tour from Liverpool. Although the show is set in Birmingham from 1919 onwards it has primarily been filmed in and around Liverpool due to its well preserved Victorian industrial architecture and being a film friendly city.On this eight hour guided mini coach tour, starting in central Liverpool you will learn about the history of the real Peaky Blinders, have the opportunity to see the locations up close and hear anecdotes about the making of all three series of the show.During the Peaky Blinders tour you will get to visit over more than 10 actual locations including the country house used as Tommy's 'paradise. The tour also include the family home of the Shelby's in Watery Lane, a tour of period dressed rooms used to film various scenes depicting the era it was set and much more.The tour ends back in central Liverpool.

$661.70 Private & Custom Tours

Private Half-Day Peaky Blinders Tour of Liverpool

Enter the world of the Peaky Blinders on this private half day guided tour of filming locations in Liverpool. Whilst the show is set in Birmingham in the period just after the First World War the popular show has been filmed primarily in Liverpool and the North West of England. You will be given insight into the filming, background to the real life Peaky Blinders and much more.Picked up from a central Liverpool location of your choice, your expert guide and driver will take you on a tour of the locations used in the show such as the homes of Tommy Shelby, Polly and Ada as well as sites on both sides of the river Mersey including Port Sunlight. The tour also includes entry to the canal waterway museum location that was featured as Camden Town.The tour is also a great way of seeing the world famous capital of Merseyside as well as some of the outlying areas around the city in the Wirrall and towards Port Ellesmere. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at a central Liverpool location of your choice.

$16.88 Cultural & Theme Tours

Discovering Birmingham Walking Tour 13:30 - 15:15

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.

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