Canals and Victorians to Todays City Walking Tour - Birmingham

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Saturday 13 July 13:30 - 15:30

From £17.50

Listed by Spice West Midlands


We look at early development right up to the present day. From Georgian industrial growth, the coming of the canals and on to Victorian times where the town developed as a world producer and coped with huge social and infrastructure issues - we call it being 'successfully unsustainable'. Moving into the 20th Century, brutalist concrete architecture, and then today's city moving forward all around us. Our walk is around 3 km, takes 2 hours and includes central canal towpaths and city squares.

Our tour is conducted by Jonathan Berg, whose book Birmingham's Public Art was published on 1st November 2023..... Jonathan believes a walking tour should be fun, educational, memorable and inclusive – so expect to be entertained. We had great feedback from the last walks that he did for us.

Start and Finish : Library of Birmingham entrance, Centenary Square, B1 2ND

Additional: Our guide uses a live audio system so you can hear every word. Please bring a pair of headphones with a 3.5 mm jack (if not our guide will provide a new pair for you for a donation to the charity SIFA Fireside).

Please note that this will not be a Spice exclusive tour.

PB Tour


A 2-hour /3km guided tour around the city centre using a live audio system and the welcome from your Spice host.

Location & Itinerary

Is this for me?

The guided tour is a 3 km stroll around key parts of the City Centre.

Getting There

The walk will start outside Library of Birmingham entrance, Centenary Square, B1 2ND

Availability & Pricing

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Birmingham City Centre, B92 7BB

Host & Everything Else

Please try and bring your own earphones (old style 3.5mm jack) or Jonathan provide a new pair which you keep at the end (donation to our charity appreciated at tour end). Our supplier donates part of their turnover and any donations at tour end to Sifa Fireside, a well known Birmingham charity which works on issues of homelessness in our city.

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