Digbeth, Gargoyles, Brylcream & Riots Walking Tour

Come join Birmingham Heritage Walking Tours on this unique and informative walking tour! The Gargoyles, Brylcream and Riots Tour will take you through the streets of Deritend and Digbeth, Birmingham.

The tour begins at The Old Crown - the oldest pub in Birmingham! From there you will make your way through this historic area which has been mentioned as far back as 1276. You'll get to experience first-hand its captivating history and architecture that has survived centuries.

Tour highlights will include The Paragon Hotel, The Police Barracks, Stratford House and The Old Crown Pub. You will also learn about the Murphy riots of 1867, The Wellington bomber that crashed and even where Brylcream was produced! This 1/2-mile walking tour takes approximately 1 1/2 hours so book your spot now and delve deeper into Birmingham’s fascinating history.

Minimum fitness level required.

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult (General) £15

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What people are saying

Jackie Nation
May 2024

Great experience.

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Samantha Simpson
May 2024

I have been on many of Kevin's tours and always learn so much. He is an excellent tour guide and...

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Nov 2023


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How to get there

On the day

The tour will go ahead unless the weather conditions are deemed unsafe by the met office. Suitable clothing is recommended.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 30 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 30 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Kevin Tomas

If you’re on the hunt for Birmingham’s most mysterious and unheard-of spots, then you’re in the right place! Meet Kevin- the expert behind Birmingham Heritage Walks.

Kevin offers walking tours of the city that will surprise even the most clued-up Brummies! From lost pubs of the Jewellery Quarter to mysterious burial Catacombs, his tours uncover the fascinating people and hidden stories behind Birmingham’s famous landmarks.

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