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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$103.04 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.

$12.82 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

National Motorcycle Museum Admission

Visit: National Motorcycle MuseumThe 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.

$20.54 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

SEA LIFE Birmingham Admission Ticket

Be 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!

$77.28 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.

$16.10 Cultural & Theme Tours

Discovering Birmingham Walking Tour

Discovering Birmingham Tour No. 3 On our tour we will experience and visit the following: • Centenary Square • Canals including those not normally on the tourist routes in the city centre • Jewellery Quarter • St Paul's Square • Church Street Square • St Philip's Square and Cathedral grounds • Victoria Square • Chamberlain SquareWe will look at the origins of the city, the coming of the canals and the huge impact it made both in Georgian and Victorian town and the way it still impacts today. We discover the post-war redevelopment and how that has been so detrimental to taking the city forward and see how it is being addressed. We look at new developments and understand where the city is heading into the future. We meet at the front of the Library of Birmingham in Centenary Square. This is close to major hotels and the International Convention Centre and easy to get to by public transport and on foot from the city centre. The tour price includes the loan of an audio receiver so you can hear the guide commentary clearly without having to be up close. The Tripadvisor ticket includes a pair of better quality earphones that you keep. At the end of the tour you are given the guide Discovering Birmingham (normally retails at £5) which has loads more ideas for things to see and do in the city.

$16.10 Cultural & Theme Tours

In the Footsteps of Sir Edward Burne-Jones

We start on the steps of the  Museum and Art Gallery in Chamberlain Square. We head to Victoria Square and consider the  municipal centre and the major public art installations. We learn about the origins of New Street and see the site of the birthplace of Edward Burne-Jones. Grand Central is our newest major city centre development and we look a the concept of the  architect and how it is shaping up now it has been open a few years. The Bull Ring is the original site of the medieval hamlet of Birmingham. We consider the modern Bull Ring and it's origins and St Martin's Church. We see the much-loved Bull statue and see the site of the largest Primark in the world!. St Philip's Church offers a time to consider the artworks of Sir Edward Burne-Jones and this continues as we head back to the  Museum and Art Gallery.

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